Hi! I’m Jamie

34, northern British Columbian who LOVES running and not drinking! I also love food, swimming, nature, self-development and exploring new places, near or far. I’m a cat-mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend. I am a pharmacist who has recently gone back to school to become a registered massage therapist. Best decision I’ve ever made and can’t wait to graduate next summer and then write my provincial board examinations!

I’m no running veteran, just obsessed. Growing up I was a soccer and volleyball player, a tap dancer and a downhill skier. Aside from a few years of elementary school track & field, I don’t have a running background. It was only in 2013 when I was a 28 year-old party animal that I participated in a clinic with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training and completed my first half marathon, the Nike Women’s 1/2 in San Francisco. Looking back, signing up for that running clinic may have been the first domino in a series of big changes I’d start making.

Now it’s 2019 and I have completed dozens of races including twelve full marathons and three triathlons. Nearly four  amazing years of sober living have gone by in the meantime. Life is good.

My big running goal, to qualify for the Boston Marathon, has been set aside while I focus the majority of my energy on getting a new career, but running continues to be my favourite way to relieve stress and set other kinds of goals. Running goes along well with my favourite well-being topics that I weave into this blog, which are the alcohol-free living stuff, and self-development with a main focus on confidence.

This blog is often going to be a place for reflection, learning and inspiration, plus a training log, collection of race reviews and recaps, travel diary and anything else I feel like writing about, like growth and LIFE.

Hope you can relate in one way or another, and enjoy! xo