Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario (mega suburban city near Toronto), I had a pretty uneventful childhood – didn’t get into trouble, liked to play outside and was proud that I could eat an entire Big Mac by myself at age 6. My running experiences started in grade 11 when I didn’t make the soccer team and decided to join Track because my friends were in it. Hurdles and Sprints were my events of choice and long-distance running was the devil. Funny 10 years later I can run 21.1K (say what?!?!)
After graduating high school, I attended McMaster University, majoring in Geography with a minor in Music. McMaster provided me with the skills to be a life-long learner and developing a strong sense of who I was going to be. It was a memorable four years and some days I wish I was back at Mac! Afterwards I attended the University of Western Ontario to obtain my teaching degree.
Teaching was not something I saw myself doing until I was a teaching assistant at McMaster. I realized I enjoyed teaching, so I stuck with it. Previously I taught in Toronto, but currently work for the Ottawa Carleton School Board on an occasional basis. Among regular teaching duties I am a proud coach of Cross Country and Track and Field. Although I will discuss my teams on this blog, I rarely talk about my job – this isn’t the blog for that kind of discussion. Unless you want to hire me. Then we may have a discussion!
Currently I live in Ottawa, Ontario (well, Orleans to be specific) with my husband and son. I enjoy running road races. After starting two years ago with 5K races I have moved on to 10K races and competed in my first half-marathon at the end of September, 2012. I run because I enjoy it and I do like a bit of the competition. In order to get back to my roots I have heavily considering joining the Ottawa Lions to start competing in the Master’s division. But we will see…
This blog was created so that I could somewhat keep a written record of my going-ons, as well as practice writing in full in complete sentences (something that rarely happens when you are a teacher – seriously). I hope you enjoy reading