I began running in 2011— it quickly changed my perception of what is possible.
We’ve all ran a little bit as kids. Gym class, the playground, being late for the bus.
Like most, running fell to the way side as the years passed by.
I ran on and off for fitness here and there, and I didn’t start a cohesive plan running plan until 2011.
At that time I wanted to ‘give it a go’ and see if I could complete a 5K without stopping.
Along the way I found myself bitten by the running bug. The previous goal of 5K turned into 10K, then a half marathon. Roughly six months later I ran my first marathon. And I haven’t looked back since.
Over the past three years I’ve ran in over 20 races of varying distance, put in thousands of training miles and gained a new found respect for nature and the capabilities of the human body— and mind.
Running has changed my mindset about what is possible. Proper goal setting, a consistent effort, resource management, positive attitude and, to a degree, stubbornness can overcome any limitations. I’ve ran through snow storms, knee injuries and multiple glycemic walls during races of 50 miles or more.
Below is a listing of highlight races I’ve run, personal bests and future goals.
- Boston Marathon
- Disney Marathon (Orlando)
- Woodstock 50 Mile Ultramarathon (3rd age cat)
- Dirty Girls 120km Ultramarathon
- Toronto Waterfront Marathon
- Buffalo Marathon x 2
- Mississauga Marathon (3:02 PB)
- Hamilton Road 2 Hope Half Marathon
- North Face Blue Mountain Half Marathon (2nd age cat)
- 5K: 18:36
- 10K: 39:19
- 1/2 Marathon: 1:30:21
- Marathon: 3:02:53
- Complete a 100 mile ultramarathon in under 24 hours
- Sub 18:00 minute 5K
- Sub 1:24 Half Marathon