A Letter To My Younger Self

I was asked to give the keynote speech at the University of Toronto Blues Engineering Annual Luncheon. It was an honour to meet so many young athletes in a challenging program; these are… Continue reading

My Favourite Moments of 2017

When you look back at 2017 what are your favourite moments? I had a few this year that I have bottled up in my heart and I carry around with me. These are… Continue reading

My Favourite Books of 2017

Ok, there are still a few days left in 2017 and I will probably read at least a couple of books between now and midnight on December 31st. I’m in the middle of… Continue reading

On Coaching

Ok, yup that’s the title of @stevemagness and @jmarpdx‘s podcast, but it is also something I’m pretty passionate about. Coaching. Coaches. We (hopefully) all had those people in our lives somewhere along the… Continue reading

Running is for Every BODY

Theodore Roosevelt said “comparison is the thief of all joy.” Yet every day we runners compare ourselves to everyone else. To their times, to their distances, but more often to their bodies. How… Continue reading

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Thanks Kermit. I can empathize but I can never know what it is like to be green. I was struck this week by the turmoil it seems teenagers these days live in. Every… Continue reading

Once Upon A Hell of a Time

Last year crossing the line at #ACXC I thought that moment would be the highlight of my Canadian Cross-Country career; winning my first ever Canadian Championship in the first ever 10-kilometre, (sex-equality) race.… Continue reading

Real Talk Reflections with myself on Body Image

It’s been a long time since Running On Om published her last podcast, but episode 213, with Dr Melody Moore and Lauren Fleshman On Changing Eating Disorder Culture in Running, is one that… Continue reading

My Month With Mindfulness

Ok, I’ll be honest, it’s more than a month of a daily mindfulness practice. I have been experimenting A LOT with what works and what doesn’t work so well for me when it… Continue reading

How Gritty Are You?

Professional Engineer. PhD candidate. Professional coaching designation completed. Former engineering consultant.  Fabulous partner in crime. From the outside, it looks like a really charmed life, and really it is, but I’ve had my… Continue reading