While I am energized about, and dedicated to many, many things in my life, the three passions listed below occupy a truly special place in my heart:
On the radio (you’ll hear November Rain)
For the past five years I have been a host of The Storytelling Show on Vancouver Cooperative Radio – a program that airs every Sunday night, and that is dedicated to exploring women and their stories, in all of their forms. I host a show every month and have interviewed all kinds of brilliant, remarkable, and inspiring women.
I just felt like running.
I am a neophyte to the competitive long-distance running scene. Despite loving to run my entire life, I only began competing three years ago, and have had some success on the Vancouver circuit since this time.
BMO Sunshine Coast Half-Marathon – April 7th, 2013 (1:31:36 and placed 7th.)
ScotiaBank Half-Marathon – June 22nd, 2013 (I raised $1,165 for Team Big Sisters and finished the race in 1:33:13, placing 7th in my age group, 33rd overall.)
November Fall Classic 10k – November 19th, 2013 (42:15 and placed 5th.)
BMO Sunshine Coast Half-Marathon, April 2014 (1:31:13, placing 6th in my age group, 11th overall.)
Tough Mudder, June 21, 2014 (5th woman to complete the course.)
Boundary Bay Half-Marathon, November 2, 2014. (1:32:35, and was the first woman to finish, and placed 12th overall.)
Vancouver Chilly Chase Half-Marathon (1:34:29, 4th woman, 11th overall)
Waikiki 2015 Half-Marathon (1:39:36, 7th in my age group, 143rd overall)
MEC North Vancouver 16K Trail Race (1:34:38, placed 3rd.)
As you may have guessed from above, I am a Big Sister, and have been for seven years. This organization is incredibly near and dear to my heart, and I will pretty much do anything to help raise awareness, or funds for it’s life-changing, incredibly important programs. Thinking about volunteering as a Big? Let me know and I would be more than happy to talk to you about my experience!