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Well that sucked!

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I’m not going to lie. The first Sunday run was a horrible experience for me. I haven’t run in over a year because of a non running related knee injury followed by a work injury (I seriously am considering wrapping myself in bubble wrap) but had been given the go ahead by my wonderful LifeMark […]

Here we go again

I was lucky enough to have been chosen twice before to be a part of the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon Team Myles program. In 2016 I ran my first 10km as an ambassador of Team Myles and the program has such an impact on me I returned in 2017 as a mentor. Last year was […]

Proud of my Pod

To make things easier on the race directors, coaches, mentors and most importantly team members the group is divided into small pods with a dedicated mentor to help answer questions, provide encouragement and sometimes yell ( here’s looking at you Chrissy).  Its a little unsettling to reach out to a group of random ladies and […]

Team Myles 2.0

Its funny how different I felt walking into the orientation night for Team Myles 2017 as a mentor compared to the year before as a team member. The panic and fear of “what have I done, I can’t do this” was replaced by “I’m so excited to meet everyone and be a small part of […]

The moment behind the picture

Crossing the finish line at the Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon was a very emotional time for me and it was captured in a picture that has been viewed more than 17 thousand times so I feel the need to share the story behind the moment. The pride I felt hitting that finish line was unlike anything […]

Race day!

Its so hard to find the right words to try to begin to express the mixture of emotions from race day. When my alarm went off at 5am I already had my Team Myles shirt laid out with the rest of my outfit and gear, breakfast was planned and anything I could have ready was […]

I own that hill!

All throughout our training I’ve been having a hard time on the hills in Point Pleasant Park. I decided on the first day that I wasn’t able to run them without walking and each time we run I mentally psych myself out before I even give it an honest try. With raceday quickly approaching I […]

Team Pride

For our last Tuesday training session we decided to forgo the hill and tackle the race route. Everyone was nervous and trying to decide the best running plan for their personal goal. I knew from the weekend that I could do 5k with no walking breaks so I decided to set my sights on that […]

Saturday 12k

On May 12 I had the pleasure of running in the 2016 CUA Lung Run with a few Team Myles members to help raise awareness for lung health.  We had team training that morning and had run 10:1s for 7-8k so I wasn’t sure how smoothly the evening run was going go but we rocked […]