In 2012, I began a journey.
I had never run a 5k, had never been on a road bike, and had never swam in open water. I was 30 lbs. overweight, and thought that people who called themselves “runners” were really just crazy people. I felt that was something I could never do. I wasn’t built like those people.
One day, out of the blue, I decided to do a crazy thing. I decided to sign up for the SheRox Sprint Triathlon in San Diego. I was just going to finish the darn thing.
So, in May of 2012, I started to train. And in September, I finished that race.
Since then I have raced in 39 races and spent hundreds of dollars a month on coaching, equipment, food, travel and race fees.
And in 2014, something unreal happened. I had the honour of racing for Team Canada at the World Championships in Edmonton. Since then, I have the honour of racing for team Canada in Motala, Sweden and Chicago, USA. In 2016, I will again be racing for Team Canada in Cozumel, Mexico.
Along the way, I have been inspired by some amazing people. And I am so grateful to them. And I hope that I have been able to inspire others through my journey.
Thank you for your support!