Race Day!

At tonight’s Team in Training “Inspiration Dinner” we were brought in to the dining hall by cheering staff and coaches in costumes with noise-makers, pom-poms, tu-tus, and so much purple it was hard to look. I had no idea it would be like that and if I wasn’t so confused, I would have been emotional. That came later. There are 232 participants from all over North America with Team in Training. Collectively, we raised $769,000! There was a woman (who I can’t remember her job title or her name or even where she is from) who led the program, which … Keep reading

1 Day Left!

Yesterday we left Saskatoon with our Prairie Team in Training team. I’ve never done a race with 50 other people, most of them strangers. However, there a few that are quickly becoming friends. My nutrition plan is to stay as normal as possible. However, last night I went out in search of a vegan restaurant. The place I wanted to go was closed, but I’ll be heading back there for lunch. Instead, my fellow vegetarian Ashley and I headed to a Lebanese restaurant and had a wonderful meal even with DESSERT! It’s just so refreshing to go to places where … Keep reading

In Memory

Last week I was asked to send a photo in of the person I was running in honour or memory of. Of course, I am running in honour of all the people that have suffered from Leukemia and Lymphoma, especially MellowJohnny. However, I am also running in memory of a man that I never met in person. He came into my life through one of my best friend’s and he left the world and our lives before I could journey out to Vancouver to give my final approval. Before he passed away, I briefly got to talk to him on … Keep reading

Countdown: 5 Days!

The Vancouver Marathon is coming up in 5 days! After months of training and fundraising, we are almost at our goal. While MellowJohnny and my romantic relationship did not survive this endeavour, our passion for this cause remains and so does our friendship. I have learned many important things during this journey: 1. Fundraising is HARD! It is way harder than doing the training. 2. When fundraising, try to get it done as early as possible to avoid the last-minute stress. 3. Buy new shoes! My knee became very sore after my last few long runs. This was because I … Keep reading