Side Projects

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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.)

Big Sisters

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!

23 thoughts on “Side Projects

  1. thass bizzy! “1 – 2 gigs PER WEEK”
    i suspect you’ll XXXpand the list to > 4 soonurr errr layturrr.
    thanx to you, not only since clicking awntew yer site have some of my not-so-wild dreeemz started coming true, but i might update my “special projex” page — which often seems to mostly consist of avoiding the flying munkeez

    1. I know, I’m starting to feel like I am coming apart at the seams! Good thing I can function on little sleep.

      Haha! Are your wildest dreams about updating your special projects?

  2. I would love to hear you on the radio! Is there a link? I went to the facebook page, but I couldn’t see anything there.

  3. seems (so far) jes’ U ‘n MEE ‘n jazz (of the recent frashPrest?) ‘re here. is this (page) like the closet to Narnia? only we can see it?
    anyhow: HERE is (so far) a good not-too-public place to cornfess: from your recent comment on aboriginal inuk-cairn-building (you called them “first nations”) … i think you might think i am encountering true artifax. i pretend to. but i “make” them. so i can take pixures, etc. and have a story to tell, later. this is OUR (well, jazz, too) SECRET, okay?

  4. has there been (so far, here at WP) only the one video “make ’em laff” ?? as i suspect there’re more, on the interwebb, sumwear. i’ll check YOOTOOB …

  5. ooh: you ‘n mee, kwy ett, sorta. ‘ve got two in draft. one memory lane about siblings, other mostly “locker room banter.” (wish i hadda tape wreekordur, sumtimes we’re jes’ knutz!)

    1. I don’t even know where the time is going, for realz. Can we press pause on the cosmic VCR of life, or WHAT?

      How’re ya doing Rosco? I will one day get my stuff together and get back to some semblance of a regular blogging rhythm. But in the meantime, know that I think of you and always, always enjoy your comments!

    1. and as you’re gittin’ faster and faster (well, your recent? 16k must-a been a rough trail run, ’cause o’the times …) i sometimes not merely set, i recently SHATTERED my 5k PW — by 3 minutes! granted, it was a trail run, start @ 7k’ altitude … this weekend, a trail/desert 10k. i’ll just try to run the whole thing (no walk), not lose the dawgs, try not to hear anything about “time” ~

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