Some Tidbits About Myself
I’m one of 3 Canadian Minions! I live just outside of Calgary, Canada - I’m an hour drive away from the playground of the Rocky Mountains yet I live on the Prairies - so I’m treated to the best of the cycling worlds…flats, rockers and big climbs (if I want them).
One of my favorite local rides, Highwood Pass Kananaskis
I live with my husband, 2 teenage boys and retired racing greyhound - so I’m kept very busy outside of my life as a Minion. We also foster retired greyhounds as they come off the track, so we’ll have a 2nd pup in the house several times per year.
I am a triathlete and have used SUF training plans for every distance from sprints up to a full Ironman distance. I also coach soccer in my spare time and had the opportunity to coach a team for the Alberta Winter Games in 2020.
My Favorite SUF Video
Violator - I know, I know - it’s one of the most hated workouts - but I LOVE IT!! I also love Angels as it was my very first SUF video waaaay back when in Jan 2013 when I purchased my first set of downloadable videos! I was hooked and have been a Sufferlandrian since that time, completing my Knightood in 2015. I’ve also done every TOS since 2014 (I missed the very first tour by a few weeks!) I joined the SUF Team as a Minion in late 2019!
SUF Camp 2019 - photo taken by the lovely Dame Rebecca
My other favorite video is “The Machine” - I spent a winter repeating this workout on a treadmill and took 9 minutes off my 1/2 marathon time - and I attribute it mostly to “The Machine” - it’s an AWESOME running workout!
Fav SUF Song
Try Again by Heifervescent - it probably has something to do with completing The Machine repeatedly - that song always gets me up that hill workout!
I’m a Sprinter with a Sustained weakness (hence my love for Violator!)
What Keeps Me in SUF?
Aside from the humour and the fantastic science based workouts, I absolutely love the community! One of my favourite Mentors is a fellow Sufferlandrian- she lives on a different continent and we’ve actually never met in person - but we’ve been there to cheer each other on and lend a listening ear during some dark training hours - nobody quite fits the bill for something like that other than a fellow Sufferlandrian!