Monday, September 12, 2011

One year ago...

One year ago today, I ran my very first race: the Canmore Rocky Mountain 5K.  Reaching the point where I was capable of running, let alone running a solid 5km was a huge accomplishment for me.  That is a finish line that I will always remember crossing.
After completing my first race.  That one was in the mountains too!
Since that time, I have completed one more 5K, two 10Ks, one half marathon, three sprint triathlons, and an Olympic triathlon.  I have been reshaped, not just on the outside, but the inside too.  I am still the same person, but I have a focus and passion that weren't there before.

Running and tri-ing has changed me and redefined me - or rather I have changed myself.  I approach every area of my life with more confidence.  I handle the stresses in my life better, and am learning to balance things in a way I never could before.

One year after running my first 5K race, I ran another 5K in a race, only this time it was after swimming 1500 metres, biking 38km and running the first 5km.  I know you're all waiting for that race report.  ;)  It will come, but not today, I'm afraid.  For now, here's a teaser picture:


  1. WHAT a beautiful course! Can't wait for the report :-)

  2. You inspire me! Thanks for the lovely post!

  3. You've come a long way baby!!!!!
    Beautiful pic!!! Can't wait for the report.