Road to Nike Women’s 15k


One of my goals for 2015 included signing up for my first ever race. Not only did I sign up for my first ever 10k race in May but I also recently signed for my first ever 15k race with Nike Women happening in Toronto on June 14th.

To some, running 15k might seem like a small feat, but for someone like me who’s never actually run that distance in my entire life, this race is a BIG deal. I’m one of those people that never really considered myself a runner but in the past couple of months, I’ve stopped using that as an excuse and have made running of one my main focuses in becoming a healthier, stronger and better me! Because this will be my first time ever running such a distance and also training for a big race, I thought it would be a neat idea to blog about my 10-week journey leading up to the big day. I know that a lot of the women I’ve spoken to, will also be running this distance for the very first time. I’m hoping that through chronicling this journey that we can help each other and give each other tips and motivation to not only get stronger and better leading up to the race but also motivate each other on race day to not only cross the finish line but also run our best!

Each Sunday, I’ll be writing a short recap of my training week. I want to share with you how I’m feeling, what I learned as well as the ups and downs of my journey because I think we can all learn from each other during this process. Whether you’re doing the Nike Women’s 15k race, another race or just training for yourself, I’m hoping that these blogs will help you along the way. I will also try to include some #5QuestionsWith interviews with people that can potentially help & inspire us along the way.

I’ve decided to take on this challenge as a personal challenge first and foremost. I really believe that you can push the human body and mind to do so many incredible things. It’s also taking me back to my years of competitive swimming, skipping and karate as a kid and teenager. I can still recall waking up the morning of a competition, feeling super nervous, not being able to eat and being anxious up until the event started and then feeling so relieved and happy after the event. I feel that I will feel the exact same thing on the morning on June 14th.

Please feel free to comment and share your experience along the way. Here’s to an awesome 10-week journey towards the Nike Women’s 15k. Let’s do this!

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Photos by @Offner

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