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Done and ready to do it again!
15-Jun-2012 03:32:50 AM [(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time(US & Canada)]

I've been home from Jordan for a few weeks now.  Already I'm missing it; the people I met, the crazy, incredible experience, getting up every morning knowing all I have to do is run.  That's why I've signed up to do Iceland in August 2013.  This time I'll be on a team...go Sole Sisters!!

As part of the event I did fundraising and was able to donate $3000 to the Davey Fund for Brain Research at the University of Alberta.  I just want to give a huge shout out to some people who really helped out with my fundraising...my friends at 5 Peaks who are part of my running family, Iva and Mike Stone from Cookie Love (they make the best cookies in Edmonton...make sure you visit them at their new store opening in August across from MEC), my co-workers at the Pulse Generator, Mike Bloemen with Spirit Bear Coffee Company and all the members at the Pulse Generator who participated in the fundraising activities....special thanks to the "suck it up princesses" who paid in a silent auction for the opportunity to turn the tables and train me for an hour and celebrated after with champagne!  Also a huge thanks to Darren Nichols for introducing me to Racing the Planet events....Darren, you've got me addicted...thank you very much.

So, until Iceland in August 2013 I bid you adieu.

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I worked for 15 years in a corporate setting as an HR specialist. About 6 years ago I decided to take the leap and make a major career change and do what I love and became a personal trainer and health & fitness specialist at the U of A Hospital's employee fitness centre. I am fortunate to work at something that I truly love, which is sharing my passion for health & fitness with others. My success is defined by seeing individuals make lifestyle changes that ultimately make them stronger, healthier people.

Hometown
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Profession
I am a Health & Fitness Specialist in an employee
fitness facility at the U of A hospital in
Edmonton. I help health professionals make
healthy lifestyle changes, provide personal
training and teach fitness classes. And it is the
most fun I've ever

Why are you competing?
My reason for running in Jordan is to challenge
myself. I also look at it as an opportunity to
see an amazing part of the world, meet amazing
people from all over the world and take part in an
amazing experience.

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