About Me: Hi! I am a student athlete studying psychology at York U. My fave distance is the half marathon, but something about 26.2 keeps drawing me back. I run everything from the 5k to the marathon, trail running, obstacle racing, hiking, you name it. When I am not running, I enjoy baking, cooking, practicing yoga, reading, and spending time with family and my 2 dogs.
Athletic Goals: I am aiming to run sub 3:10 in Boston this April, and over the summer I will be training for my first 100 miler. I will also continue to work on speed training and want to run a sub-20 5k in 2020.
My most catastrophic racing experience was: My second marathon when I was still an inexperienced newbie when it came to nutrition. I ate a bunch of lentils for dinner the night before, and lets just say I had to stop at every. porta. potty. Lesson learned, lentils are bad.
My most memorable racing experience was: This past May when I ran a 3:26 marathon at the Toronto Waterfront to qualify for Boston. It was a goal I had kind of given up on previously and it felt incredible to run the last 5k knowing I had a good chance at qualifying.
Favourite Racing Gear: I love my lululemon tights for running as I find the waistband extremely durable. I also currently wear New Balance 860s and am loving them so far. I have a FlipBelt that I use to carry gels during marathons which I find very handy, and I also use a Salamon running vest for trail runs.
Favourite Race: Strides for Stroke. It's a local 5k I've been doing for years.
Favourite Race Food: Pickle juice and olives all the way! The night before a race, half a cup of pasta, and the morning of, a quarter cup of oatmeal. Also endurance tap while racing. Post-race, I love breakfast food and chco chip cookies.