As a busy mom of 3 boys, commuter, volunteer and triathlete, I’ve been participating in triathlons of various distances since 2013.
I grew up a synchronized swimmer, and started running track & field in elementary school. In high school, I ran cross country and coached both synchro and competitive swimming, taught fitness classes, aquafit classes all while training in the pool and on the track with some local triathletes.
Running became part of my life again as a way to get fit and lose weight for my wedding and to lose the baby weight after the birth of my children. Running also allowed me to have some much needed “me” time a new mother really needs.
In 2010, I herniated a lumbar disk. After back surgery and twenty months of physiotherapy, running my first marathon October 2012 felt amazing, since my orthopedic surgeon didn’t think I would ever run again. I didn’t break any records, but I got out there and trusted my training and ran 26.2 km. Triathlons quickly followed in 2013. Adding cycling to the mix is just what my body needed. The combination of swimming, cycling and running is much easier on my body than just running according to my physiotherapist.
While cycling is definitely my weakest of all the 3 disciplines, I chose the Barrelman as my first 70.3 because of the flat bike course. That’s when I fell in love with the 70.3 distance and the Barrelman Race itself.
I am honored to be part of the Barrelman Ambasador Team and of MultiSport Canada.
I am looking forward to sharing my journey to race day.