The Blog and Me


'Do Things Always' came from Scott Jurek.  Stop questioning everything, stop analyzing - just do it.

I blog because I have to be occupied/obsessed with something, a high maintenance project and a focus, something hard work and rewarding.  Running/blogging gives me all that and keeps me fit and healthy and somewhat sane - bonus.  I started running for my physical health and now I run mostly for my mental health.  I share my running journey with my husband, another bonus!  This blog also provides a convenient location for all my race reports.

Chances are I'm trying to lose weight whenever you stop by.  This is something I've struggled with over the years and I'm still looking for balance.  I have yet to find a healthy relationship with food.

I started running in 2011 after watching people do it on TV at the gym.  It was SLOW and damn hard.  Sometimes, often, it still is.  After I ran my first 5k race I figured that was it.  But then there was a 10k...then a Half...then a Marathon.  Since then I have completed a bunch of other distances, all of which come with different challenges.  My big huge terrifying goal right now is to complete 100 miles.

Bio stuff

Here's where I'm originally from in Scotland (Leven, Fife) as painted by Jack Vettriano. They have knocked the power station down now.


Kev and I got married on April 17th, 2000 beside the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.  I wish I could do it all again.  It was warm and beautiful and my dress got caught on cactus.


We emigrated from Scotland to Canada in 2002, and lived in Whitby, ON then Windsor, ON before moving to Calgary, AB in 2006.  We are planning to stay in Calgary forever because mountains.


Four little rescued furballs came to live with us in 2010/11, then another one (Miss Sia Fierce) in 2016. They fill the house with love, happiness and hair.  Quite a lot of hair.  Jack (ginger) is the only boy and mummy's favourite.  JK they all are.


We spend a great deal of time using running as an excuse for vacations.








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