2024 World Cross Country Championships Race Recap

Team Canada posing together in a group photo in competition gear after the race.

The long-awaited event that went by in the blink of any eye! This trip was my third World XC Championships and so I felt like somewhat of a seasoned veteran heading into the final race prep phase and travel days. National team trips are always well organized and our Team Canada support crew ensures that […]

Canadian 10,000m Championships race recap

Those 25 laps (mostly) just flew by! Wow – lots of highlights and takeaways from Friday’s race. Overall, my performance was okay, but I fell short of my outcome goal. But that’s part of the sport! We go out there and win or learn. I did a lot of learning and was able to check […]

Payton Jordan Race Recap

Rust is busted! It’s official, the outdoor track season is here! I opened my season in the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational’s 5,000m at Stanford University on April 19. This meet is often sought after by collegiate and post-collegiate athletes alike because of the strong fields and near-perfect California weather conditions. I arrived in Palo Alto […]

Week three in Australia!

Filled with lots of driving, camping and exploring Our third and final week down under was one for the books. After World XC Champs, my coach and I decided it was a natural break in the season to take a week off training. It was perfect timing because Cody took the week off work, and […]

World Cross Country Championships 2023 Race Recap

On race day, you want to wake up feeling rested, confident and ready to roll. While those conditions are best-case scenario, experienced athletes can and should be adaptable to ever evolving circumstances. My race day did not get off to a fabulous start and I had to adapt. I was wide awake from 2am to […]

Week two in Australia!

group photo of Team Canada for World Cross Country Champs

Apologies for the delay of this update. Cody and I have been driving quite a bit, away from good Internet (or any Internet) and soaking up as much sun as possible! We started the week of February 13th driving to the race location, Bathurst. It was about an eight-hour drive from Melbourne and we spread […]

Week one in Australia!

Cody and I landed in Sydney just short of a week ago and we have slowly been adjusting to Australia. We had a long drive from Sydney to Melbourne (~13 hours), which was super tough after travelling for about 25 hours from Victoria. We covered a lot of ground and in this time were able […]

5 ways to start the year on the “right” foot

Harness holiday recovery to accel into 2023 We always have a countdown for the break from work and regular commitments between Christmas and New Year. It’s a time to get together with friends and loved ones, eat lots of yummy food and forget what day of the week it is. The holidays are always a […]

5 powerful takeaways from 2022

Standing athlete helping other athlete off the track after a 5,000m race

Each year offers opportunities to learn and grow It’s crazy to think that we’ll soon be flipping our calendars to a new year in a couple short weeks. 2022 certainly had its moments of relief and uncertainty. Some aspects of our lives returned to some semblance of normalcy (thank goodness!), but many local and global […]