I like pushing myself to achieve what I used to think was impossible, and my goals become the steps that get me from impossible to possible. I believe telling others about my goals creates a sense of personal accountability that motivates me to work harder than I would alone.
- Finish a 10k in under 45 minutes. I’m close to achieving this as I ran a 45:27 at the MEC 10k in May. Only 27 more seconds to go!
- Qualify for the 2014 Triathlon World Championships. I’m only competing in one qualifying event this year, so in order to achieve this goal I need to place in the top 10 in my age group at the Toronto Triathlon Festival. While it’s certainly possible, a lot depends on the field of athletes who attend TTF also hoping to qualify.
- Qualify for the Boston Marathon. I’m running my first marathon in Hamilton in November and hoping to finish in 3:30, which would qualify me for Boston 2015.
Long Term Goals
- Qualify for and compete at the Kona Ironman. I don’t plan to move to IM distance for a few years at least, but I would like to compete at Kona at least once in my life.
- Hike the West Coast Trail. This 75km route along the west coast of Vancouver Island takes about a week to hike, and involves carrying all the food and gear required for the trip.
- Cycle across Canada.