Einstein Once Said…

“The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I’ve been down in Southern California for the last month training. As you may have seen in… Continue reading


Well my 2017 season opened almost two weeks ago at the UW Indoor Preview and I still haven’t written a post about it, whoops. I spent a lot of time reflecting back on… Continue reading

Embrace your Inner Winter

It’s already the middle of January, and for those of us who live in a temperate climate, that means white fluffy stuff has been falling from the sky on and off for the… Continue reading

The Best of 2016

You know those times, when you have all those intentions to do so much over the holidays, and then they arrive, are almost gone, and you think ‘where did the time go?’ Well… Continue reading

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – An Ode to My Teammates

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even an early morning runner Santa Klaus The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes… Continue reading

Belief: A retrospective look at National XC Champs

It’s funny, I look back on cross-country championships in Kingston and I still cannot believe that actually happened. Not just that I won, but that I took off from the field with ~2k… Continue reading

Some Reflections on the Recovery Process

CNO Financial Monumental Half Marathon + PhD Comprehensive Exams (Written Portion) + Athletics Ontario Cross-Country Championships + PhD Comprehensive Exams (Oral Defence) = One.Tired.Lady! I learned a lot about myself and recovery this… Continue reading

An Open Letter to the CIS

10k versus 6k. What’s the right distance to run for cross-country championships at the CIS? I’m not going to pretend to know! However, I did offer the following letter to the CIS and… Continue reading

Stepping Outside of your Comfort Zone

I never used to be a fan of Cross-Country, the racing or the training. It’s dark. It’s cold. It is often wet, very wet. One of my commitments to becoming a better runner, a… Continue reading

Fall Renewal

Wow, this post has been on my mind since August! I cannot believe summer is gone, Canadian Thanksgiving has passed; blissful, hot summer nights have been exchanged for colourful, autumn days. Autumn, back… Continue reading