Race Reports, Running

Race Report: Oasis Toronto Zoo 10K

Beautiful race at @thetorontozooas always! Despite my ankle now hating me, and getting a side stitch, and not running at all this past week, I managed to shave 6 mins off my time from last year! Chip time for a hilly and chilly 10k is 50:38.9 PR! Also PRed sub-25min my 5k! Congrats to @attherockshow on breaking the 1 Hour mark! Congrats to @born.a.beast on placing 3rd in her category in the 5k race! Now time to heal up my ankle as much as possible. A big thanks to the @runcrs organizers, @oasiscanada for sponsoring, the amazing volunteers, and of course the animals for another great #ZooRunTO ?? Now all eyes focused and set on the #STWM #Marathonin 4 weeks! ??????More thoughts and analysis from today to come… #nolimits#hardworkpaysoffs #InfinitePotential #SISU#THISIS30 #OasisZooRun

Race Reports, Spartan Race

Race Report: Spartan Beast, Nordic Highlands

“Let’s see if the mind is telling the truth, or if the body has more….” – Officially SLAYED the #SpartanBeast ??. Had a beautiful #SpartanRace today in #Duntroon. Despite my left ankle and right calf not being 100%, I really enjoyed the spirit and vibe of all the racers. My finish time is 3:01:30. The ankle thing really slowed down my pace from what I would have liked. From these OCRs, I’ve really learned that I enjoy trail racers and running through the trees, shrubs, and dirt grounds. I believe I got my race nutrition plan down, however, I feel like I need to increase my sodium intake to retain water. Will research and work on that. Also got to catch up with awesome people like @free_athlete_iryna, @skyllerdanis, and @tonyfyogafitness! I am GRATEFUL to all the volunteers, the engineers of @spartanbuildcanada, and organizers at @spartanracecanada who devote their time and effort into making all of these amazing experiences happen #SpartanOntario#TrifectaTribe #NoLimits #HardWorkPaysOff#THISIS30


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Happy #MedalMonday! This past weekend I did something I never thought I would have ever done. I finished the Spartan Beast and completed the Spartan Trifecta medal! Even just a year ago, nothing like an obstacle course race remotely appealed to me. I was never an active kid growing up, I’m a germaphobe, and I like this tidy. So I really had to dig super deep, push away my insecurities, move forward, and express my grit. I’ve met so many inspiring like-minded people along this journey, learned so much about myself as a human, and every moment of the experience is absolutely worth it. Now I am proud to be a member of the #TrifectaTribe. AROO!!#SpartanOntario #SpartanRace #NoLimits #HardWorkPaysOff #THISIS30

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Race Reports, Triathlon

Race Report: My first Triathlon at TTF

Very happy and humbled with my first #triathlon race at @TorontoTriathlonFestival today! It was cloudy and drizzling, but that didn’t stop 1,500 participants from bringing their A game. That was significantly more challenging than I was expecting. Swimming in open water is very different and a lot colder than a gym pool ?. I almost quit twice after getting kicked in the face in the swim and went off course a few times…resorted to back stroke and pushed through. Riding through the core of Toronto on the Gardiner was a special experience. The winds and rain was insane to ride though. And running directly after bike feels funny. Literally the whole time I was telling myself “just get to the run”. Almost went onto the run course with my helmet still on ? but this is where I made up some time and passed people. Definitely learned a lot about myself and the triathlon process. My nutrition plan worked, but can always use improving. I can’t wait to prepare for my next one. Thank you to all the Triathletes, volunteers, event organizers, and people of #Toronto for making it a truly special day! (Probably going to have pneumonia tomorrow) ??????????????? #TriathlonTO#DigInYouGotThis #SwimBikeRun#HardWorkPaysOff #THiSIS30


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Tomorrow I make my Sprint Triathlon debut. @TorontoTriathlonFestival, I’m ready for you! Despite being in a car accident earlier this week, I didn’t let that stop me seeing my favourite band @Radiohead return to #Toronto. And I’m definitely not letting it stop me from beginning one of my dreams to complete a #Triathlon. I’m physically fine, but still a little mentally shocked. I will move on. A Triathlon will be a new one for me as I’ve haven’t practiced swimming in open water or in my wetsuit too much. A newbie cyclist as well. I will be swimming 750M, cycling 20KM, and running 5KM. I can complete these all individually, but haven’t done all three with the transitions yet. Additionally, the nutritional element and timing will be experimental and improving as I do more of these events. Good luck to everyone doing the Sprint, Olympic, and relay races tomorrow morning! #TriathlonTO #DigInYouGotThis #SwimBikeRun #HardWorkPaysOff #THISIS30 #BetterWithBikes #FindFaster #PocSports #RunningonClouds

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World Running Day 2018

Celebrating the gift of running, feeling freedom in the world, the runners high, and sharing good times with like-minded awesome people at @runningroom_newmarket! Thanks to @runningroom for organizing the 20-minute challenge all across Canada today. Yes, the marathon group went a tad longer, but in the end we all enjoyed the warm Summer weather and some cool treats at the after party. I recharged with a fast cashew chicken on veggies dinner ??????? #RR20MC#RunWithRR #RunningRoom