After almost 20 years building a career in Call Centre Management, I have decided to follow my passion for triathlon and coaching. 337Multisport, focuses on the aspects of my career that brought me great joy and a sense of accomplishment. Motivating, inspiring, coaching and helping others achieve their goals. As a wife and a mother, I have also learned to appreciate the balance I strive for in my life.
In 1996, I ran my first 10km race. I did not follow program and had only run 6kms before race day. I got it done but, needless to say, it wasn’t pretty. For a week after, I could hardly walk from the muscle pain in my legs. As the years went by, I ran the odd 10km race but still followed no program and was disappointed with my results. It wasn’t until I joined a 10km clinic that I was able to break the 1 hour threshold.
In 1999, after my son was born and I was looking for a way to get back into shape. I had gained over 50lbs during my pregnancy and was shocked when I didn’t lose it all right away. Knowing that this was going to take some effort, I joined another running clinic and started training for my first half marathon. Having just been through, 12 hours of unmedicated labour and natural childbirth, I was feeling pretty confident that a half marathon would be a piece of cake. “If I can do that, I can pretty much do anything” was my thought. Training for that first half marathon was not a piece of cake but it was surprisingly fun and a huge sense of accomplishment when I crossed the finish line in February 2000. By 2003, I had moved up from running half marathons and had run five marathons. I was hooked!
Looking for a new challenge in 2003, I joined a triathlon clinic and completed my first sprint distance in 2004. Fast forward to 2008, many more sprint and Olympic distance triathlons plus a few half marathons and marathons thrown in, I decided to sign up for my first half ironman triathlon. Again with the assistance of a clinic, I successfully completed my first half ironman (or 70.3) in Lake Stevens, Washington. It was beyond tough but one of the most rewarding experiences of my life at the time.
With the encouragement of my family and friends, that same summer, we headed up to Penticton, BC to watch Ironman Canada. I had a few friends that had completed it and suggested we all do it in 2009. It didn’t take too much convincing and I signed up. The next year consisted of working full time, family, and training. Loving the sense of accomplishment and the high of reaching the finish line, I was in love with triathlon.
After completing my second Ironman Canada in 2011, I took some time to reflect and evaluate my personal and career goals. From this reflection, 337Multisport became a spark that has now ignited.
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