2016 Olympian. Canadian 10000m & 8km record holder. Professional distance runner for Asics Canada. Ambassador for NUUN, Smith Optics, CEP Canada & Innovative Fitness. VOKRA volunteer/supporter. My passion is running, but kitty cats are a close 2nd!
Crossing the finish line at the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was one of the most unforgettable moments of my life. While obviously completely exhausted & in pain, I was flooded with emotions. I couldn’t hold back the tears as I crossed the finish line. I DID IT!!! It had been an incredibly difficult few months for me building for the marathon... I almost gave up many times. Emotionally & physically I didn’t think I could do it. BUT I DID. I persevered- I never gave up- and I was (still am!) so proud of myself.
I hope that those racing the STWM this weekend embrace the race- give it your all- and enjoy that unforgettable moment of crossing the finish line.:) Have fun out there- be patient, run smart, & most of all BE BRAVE!!!! @runmommaster@lyndsaytessier#myfirstmarathon#stwm#nevergiveup#bebrave
Thank you @baggooa for capturing my sprint to the finish at World Champs this summer:) With 600m to go there were 7 of us in a lil pack- i made my move & started my kick- it hurt, but I knew I could hammer that last lap no matter how tired I was- coach lynn & I trained for this- throwing in a hard 400 at the end of workouts. And it worked- "take a deep breath & GO!!!!!" I placed 16th instead of 21st. The only girl in our lil pack to beat me got me right at the end (as seen here) . #itsnotovertilitsover#nevergiveup#killerkick#hardworkpaysoff#worldchamps#tbt#bebrave#teamcanada🇨🇦
It's #nationalcoachesweek so I gotta give a shout out to my fabulous coach- @lynnkanuka ! She took me on as an athlete this past April- only 4 months out from world champs- I was coming off injuries & surgery & coaching me wasn't going to be an easy task.... but she was relentlessly positive, encouraging & patient. Not to mention she has vast knowledge & experience - I trusted her immediately & followed her plan. We were a great team- communicated easily about what worked & what didn't. We had fun at workouts- and I began to love running again. I would never have placed 16th at world champs without this lady in my corner. She is an amazing all around person, & I'm so grateful she is my coach. Thank you coach Lynn!🤗 I'm thankful for all my coaches over the years- Brit & Richard- I'm the athlete I am today because of you both:) #nationalcoachesweek#thankscoach
One of the five 14 week old kittens VOKRA rescued from Terrace, BC. These were lucky kitties, as up north there are few shelters to rescue feral/stray cats/kittens. @vokra will make sure these babies are well cared for & adopted into wonderful loving homes:) I love volunteering with such an amazing organization! #vokrakitten#vokra#catsofinstagram#catphotofriday#adoptdontshop