27 Years Ago (and counting) – In my younger years I was a casual smoker which I’m not particularly proud of. But fortunately I wisened up and, when my employer offered a quit smoking program, I jumped on board. I was worried that while trying to quit smoking I would gain weight so I took up jogging with the hope that through jogging I would burn the extra calories I consumed while trying to stop smoking. I successfully quit smoking and never gained a pound.
Notches in My Belt:
PR – 3:49.25, Kelowna, BC Marathon 1997
I have also ran many 10 Km’s, half marathons and got involved in the triathlon scene for many years, completing lots of sprint and full length triathlons, ultimately working up to completing 3 half-Ironman’s and my biggest feat yet – Ironman Canada in 2000.
To qualify to run the Boston Marathon – which I plan on achieving.
I’m not an elite runner by any stretch of the imagination, however, I do have friends that are elite runners and I get very excited and proud of their achievements, particularly when they win their races. Although I don’t run as fast as my elite friends, we all have one thing in common, and that’s our love for running. And through my website, I hope to provide “everyday advise for the everyday runner“. I hope that you find the information here useful.
A bit about my personal life. I am married with 3 children. My youngest child left for University 3000 miles from home this year. I am now an empty nester. My husband and I met in a running class – 27 years ago. We both LOVE to run and with today’s busy life, typically running provides us with our quality time.
For more about my running history read my:
Interview with The Peaceful Runner