2016 Race Goals

2016 is already shaping up to be a year of excitement and change. Last year I took a small step back from racing, only entering 10 races (5km x 1, 10k x 3, 15km x 1, 21k x 1, 30k x 1, and 42k x 2), which included my return to Triathlon after my first half Iron Man in 2014.

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This year I am very excited to have Tribe team up with Canada Running Series to support their Toronto races and help with an exciting new race, the Waterfront 10k. I’m excited to be in the position of Director of Ambassadors with Toronto Triathlon Festival, so look forward to having my TTF experience community based and supporting those online nd in Tribe. I will be returning to the pace team at SeaWheeze for my fourth consecutive year and will be taking over 30 members from Tribe with me – our biggest Tribe Tour yet! The NYC Marathon will be my 10th, so I’m excited to head back to the city where my marathon journey began, and to top it off, I will be making my return to Iron Man distance races with the Montreal 70.3.

If you’re looking to race more, please join me at one of the following races this 2016 season.

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Back at Bike for Tykes

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This Thursday I am very excited to be reconnecting with the team from Bike for Tykes to get my sweat on for some awesome social good.

Bike for Tykes is a volunteer organizing committee that partners with children’s charities in the Greater Toronto Area to host a one day spinning relay that raises funds to support programs that improve the lives of children.

Since 2012, Bike for Tykes has supported the Cancer Neighbourhood of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at SicKids. Despite enormous advances in the past 20 years, cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death in children. SickKids is the largest childhood cancer treatment centre in Canada and a major contributor to international pediatric clinical trials.

What I love about attending and participating in this event, beyond the half day of spinning, is the connection to the community and families who receive support at SickKids. Families are not only present spinning on stage, but are around the space sharing their personal stories and connecting with the cyclists. You get to hear the first hand impact of the funds raised and see how lives are changed.

If you have some spare change please consider donating it here and help improve the lives of children in need.

Sweating for the Good of the Body and Soul

Looking for motivation to crush some goals or get in shape this summer? Why not sign up for a charity event that will have you sweating for social good!

Almost every weekend starting in June you can find a walk, run, or ride for a great cause. Pick one that means something to you, create a team (or do it alone), and train for a great cause. Consider leverage smaller distance events to help you get to a larger event in the fall. Consider shorter running races or bike rides which will keep you on track for a fall goal.

While I participate in many events during the summer which fuze my favourite sports with charitable giving, I’m very excited to be part of team Story Spinners at Bike for Tykes day on June 19th. For me this event will be a great leverage for my summer of triathlon fun which will hopefully culminate with a half IronMan in the fall.

bft-logoWhat is Bike for Tykes day?

Bike for Tykes day brings together teams to participate in four hours of spin on stationary bikes in the Toronto financial district. As many as 130 teams and over 700 participants take part in this ride, while the bikes for tykes child ambassadors cheer on!

The fundraising goal for this year is $250,000 which will go towards their 2014 Cause, the Cancer Neighbourhood of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. Every dollar  raised in support of Bike for Tykes, goes directly to the cause.

Event Date: Thursday June 19, 2014

Event Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Event Location: TD Courtyard, TD Centre (Southwest corner of King Street and Bay Street)

Sound like a fun day? Sign up a team of up to 4, 6 or 8 spinners, or as a solo cyclist and cycle the whole 4 hours. No prior spinning or training required. First-class spin instructors will lead you from the centre stage while music, refreshments, prizes, technical t-shirts, and more await.

Donate: Don’t want to ride but you have $20 in your pocket you’d like to donate? Sponsor me here!

For even more information on the ride of how to give, check out their website and get a sweat on that’s good for the body and the soul!