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PASSION is pushing yourself when no one else is around.
Why do you run?
Honestly, inspiration. I am fueled by other runners – fast, slow, average, young, young-at-heart, sprinters, marathoners…they all inspire me to keep pushing myself. And I am fueled by inspiring others – that feeling you get when you tell someone you are a runner, when someone comes to you for fitness advice, when you accomplish that goal you set months ago…it’s all so addicting. And on the practical side, I’m just a gal trying to live a healthy, balanced life – all while enjoying some “new-to-me” Canadian indulgences such as Poutine, maple-flavored anything, and Caesars!
Favorite place to run:
Over the river and through the woods. I am happiest when I run near water – beachfront, riverfront, lakefront – and am refreshed when I can take a quick jaunt through nature!
Running gear you can not live without:
As a runner…I’m fiercely protective of my feet. Therefore…I cannot live (or run) without my Swiftwick socks. It’s been a staple of mine since the beginning of time – or rather – the beginning of my running infatuation.
When not running where would we find you?
Along the banks of the Eau Claire river path in downtown Calgary. We moved to Calgary a year ago…and spring, summer, fall, or winter, it’s the absolute best place in the city to dance like no-one is watching, have a sweet treat, read a book, people watch, play frisbee, you name it!
Favorite post race fuel:
A rock-star breakfast…eggs, pancakes, bacon, french toast, fruit…I love it all!
Song you want to hear at the finish line:
Florence + The Machine “Dog Days Are Over”