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 […]

Caught up in comparisons?

Kate chasing after other athletes at the end of a 5,000m race.

5 tips to break the cycle Have you recently found yourself unmotivated, unsatisfied and perhaps unsure of next steps? Yeah, me too … For about three weeks following our trip to Australia, I was in a funk. I couldn’t concentrate on work and every run felt like a chore – it was a struggle to […]

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 […]

How to identify burn out and depression

one person handing a paper heart to another person

Sport and farm demands can lead to mental health challenges Last month I attended a workshop on producer, processor and family wellness hosted by the Centre for Organizational Governance in Agriculture. While the presentation focused on the agricultural industry, I found that much of the messaging in the presentation could also apply to athletes. In […]

How to cultivate a healthy relationship with food

Kate's family happily eating at the dinner table

Your health and well-being depend on it TW: This article discusses disordered eating The first month of the year is typically filled with resolution and diet talk, which can inundate our feeds and make us feel like we need to change ourselves to start the year off right. It is hard to avoid the pervasive […]

Thinking of starting a budget?

Kate sitting at desk adding information to annual budget spreadsheet

Here’s why you should! After all the holiday festivities and spending, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed as you settle back into your routine. If you haven’t already, one way to increase peace of mind and get back on track in the new year is to develop an annual budget. The thought of tracking and allocating […]