I was never the athletic kid growing up which was a pattern that continued into adulthood. I started running because of a man. A horse really. I was rehabbing a retired senior and my coach would call for walk breaks because she could hear me breathing over him. Well how’s that for embarrassing? I figured that if I expected him to get fitter, then I had to uphold my end of that deal and get fit too.
It was the end of a long-term relationship that really got me going on a healthier lifestyle. I wasn’t happy with how I felt and I figured that now it was a matter of curb appeal.
Five years later and I’m still single but since 2014 I’ve run several races including a marathon. Now my sights are set on ultra marathons and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The healthy part can be the most difficult bit because I LOVE TO EAT. And working in downtown Toronto, well it’s a foodies dream.
And then there is the work thing. I work as a first responder (I won’t say paramedic or fire or police) so running has also become therapy for me. I can drown out everything in the pounding of the pavement.
So what is this blog about? It’s about the stuff I learn while running, from gear to fuel. I’m not a serious competitor and I don’t live around running and races. I’m a normal girl who will still pound back a couple pounds of wings and some beer then spend a run the next day trying to keep it down.
Enjoy the run and happy trails.