The Blog and Me

'Do Things Always' came from Scott Jurek.  Stop questioning everything, stop analyzing - just do it.  Do things you never thought you could.

I blog because I choose running and fitness over stress and depression (as best I can).  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 share my running journey with my husband, another bonus!

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 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, I proved I could do it.  But then there was a 10k.  When I took the train to the start line of that race I was in complete awe of the Halfers.

Since then I have completed marathons and ultras and you know what?  Don't let anyone, most of all YOU, tell you you can't.

About me

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 have lived in Whitby, ON, Windsor, ON and Calgary, AB.  We are on our 7th house in Canada - that's quite enough moving thank you.

We started hiking as soon as our feet touched the ground in Calgary.  Being outside is the best thing in the world.

4 little rescued furballs came to live with us in 2010/11, best decision we ever made.

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


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