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.

2013 Goals:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cycle across Canada.

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