I haven’t always been an active person, I didn’t start running until 2013 when my husband suggested that I start. It felt very intimidating coming into sports so late into my twenties, but with the support of my husband we got into triathlon together. We now like to do triathlons together and travel whenever we can, we’ve made so many great friends through triathlon!
I was previously a pastry chef but recently went back to university to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Indigenous Studies with a minor in Indigenous Healing and Wellness. I am currently in my fourth year and applying to graduate school.
As a student, it’s always difficult to balance health and my studies. I find that triathlon helps me to decompress and destress from my job where I work as a research assistant, my studies, and just life in general. It helps to keep me healthy from a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual perspective.
I love the triathlon community and how supportive my experiences and encounters have been. My family and husband continue to be amazing supports for me and my goals. I feel so very fortunate to be able to do triathlons and I hope to spread the joy that I have and encourage others to get into the sport. It’s never too late to start!
This year will by my second time participating in Barrelman Triathlon and I am beyond excited to be an Ambassador for Barrelman Niagara Falls and a part of Multisport Canada! I can’t wait to see what the next 8 months has in store!