I am an average, not-really-athletic woman who took up running in an attempt to lose weight. That was in the summer of 2004. In the beginning, I found it difficult to run continuously for 10 minutes. I ran my first half marathon in June 2005, and my first full marathon in May 2006. I lost about 25 lbs over time. In March 2010, I had a baby!! Now it is like starting from scratch again, but I am determined to stick to it!
Races completed: 2 full marathons, 1 30k, 8 half marathons, 11 10k, 4 5k, 1 give-it-a-tri, 1 super sprint duathlon and a few others of various distances.
5k - 25:52 (Wolfe Island 5k, Wolfe Island ON, 2009) 10k - 52:30 (Sporting Life 10k, Toronto ON, 2009) 21.1k - 2:06:33 (Forest City Road Races, London ON, 2007) 42.2k - 4:49:42 (Vancouver marathon, Vancouver BC, May 2008)
Races I've done
Angus Glen Half Marathon (Markham, ON; 10k)
Around the Bay (Hamilton, ON; 15k relay and 30k)
Boxing Day 10 Miler (Hamilton, ON)
Chilly Half Marathon (Burlington, ON)
Don River Run for Recovery (Toronto, ON; 10k)
Forest City Road Races (London, ON; half)
HBC Run for Canada (Toronto; 10k)
Lakeside I (Give-it-a-tri)
Las Vegas Marathon (half)
Legacy 5k (Markham, ON)
Mississauga Marathon (full and 10k)
Ontario Women's Triathlon Series Milton Super Sprint Du (Milton, ON; 2.5k/10k/2.5k)