Walking Coaches: Atlantic Canada
"Run in the most magical place on earth" flooded the radio and a statement that caught my attention very quickly. While at work one day I heard that advertisement for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, to run with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. I decided to check out an information session and I was hooked! I began running in 2009, starting with 10km races and moving to half marathons, with Prince Edward Island being my first completed half. I enjoy running so I figure why not run for a reason? Since signing up with Team In Training I've ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon and Nike Women's Marathon; soon to be twice! NWM was an amazing experience, successfully completing my first full marathon. Something I will never forget. For the current fall season I was asked to be shadow coach, where I learn behind the scenes by observing the interactions and relationships between coaches and participants. For the next season I will be assistant coach, and I can not wait!
Year of first endurance event: 2009
Favourite Event: Nike Women's Marathon
Coaching Motivation: Helping people train for an endurance event and seeing them smile coming across that finish line
Most memorable Team In Training Moment: 41km into my first full marathon and seeing my coach, Kaitlyn, who was amazing, encouraging and helped me get to that finish line!
Why join TNT?
Awesome way to get in shape, improve your health, raise money for a great cause and meet amazing people.