I'm a Canadian distance runner and freelance writer, with big marathon dreams and an oh-so-slight addiction to social media. I have completed two marathons, and now have my sights set on Boston 2017, having just qualified last month. When I'm not logging miles out on the road, you can find me writing at The Long Slow Distance (thelongslowdistance.com), where I explore not only my own marathon journey, but also the broader world of distance running.
2015 was a year full of athletic high-points for me. I won my first race ever at the MEC Springwater 5K trail run, and placed 12th overall at the Toronto Women's 5K in Sunnybrook Park. Four months later, I was able to better my PB by a minute and a half, when I surprised myself by breaking 20-minutes at the Canada Army Run 5K. This fall, I completed my second marathon, running a 3:18:33 at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to qualify for Boston 2017. The marathon proved to be a highlight for me both athletically and personally, as I was invited to be a guest speaker at the race expo, to talk about my marathon journey, and about how proud I am to "run like a girl."