About Me

I am relatively new to this running obsession.  Like many other 40 something mothers, there came a point where I needed to have some “me time” and get fit.  When else can you take an hour or two and be alone with your thoughts or listen to your favourite tunes?  Running gives you all of this and as an added bonus allows you to set an amazing example for your kids.  Who could ask for more?

In the past four years I have tried all the distances including having completed three 50k ultras.  The half marathon continues to be my favourite road distance, but I admit 50k trails are starting to become addictive.  Read on to find out about this average runner’s journey from questioning the sanity of running to becoming a running addict.

9 Run Run finish line, Oct. 2012

Finishing my first half marathon, the 9 Run Run in 2:04:50. Thanks to Kerry for the pictures and the inspirational quote.

11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Kerry

    Run Kristi Run! Love it! Consider me your (first?) follower. I of course have to be a follower because I know how stinkin’ fast you run!

  2. Michael Sheiner

    What do you get when you mix muti-coloured cornstarch with walking and running?

    It’s not some sort of weird cake. It’s the Canadian Cancer Society Colours of Hope 5K.
    I would like to invite you and your followers to join the fight against cancer in living colour.

    This October, the Society is fighting cancer in a very colourful way. Sponsored by the Running Room, Colours of Hope is family friendly and non-competitive. Runners and walkers dressed in white will be gathering at Humber College’s North Campus to run or walk 5K. Participants will be showered with coloured powder (non-toxic of course) as they pass through each kilometre of the course ending up looking like human rainbows as they cross the finish line for a massive colour party.

    You and your followers can get your colour on at the north campus of Humber College on Saturday, October 19th at 9:00 AM.

    Registration is $55 per person and participants who raise $150 before October 18 will receive a special gift. Registration and additional information can be found at cancer.ca/coloursofhope.

    I really hope that this is something you feel is a good a fit for you. You can reach me at
    416-323-7181 or msheiner@ontario.cancer.ca if you would like to confirm your interest and discuss this opportunity further.


    Michael Sheiner
    Canadian Cancer Society Colours of Hope 5K

  3. Jennifer Myres

    My dearest Christy,
    Only three more sleeps and you will be amazed at how quickly you forget all about your nervousness and lack of concentration.
    Kind of like how quickly you forgot the pain endured while in child birth.
    I know you can do this. Try and relax and simply enjoy the view.

    1. kristi Post author

      Thank you Jen! I think Mike is worried this is like childbirth – I’ll say I’ll never do it again, then suddenly one day I’ll think, “That wasn’t so bad, of course I can do it again!”
      I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

  4. Ruth

    Hey! Congratulations on an adventurous Family Day Weekend. I tried to email you, but can’t find your email address. I tried a few from memory, unsuccessfully, but I’m thinking this ‘contact’ strategy just might work! Take care. Ruth

  5. Carolyn Waldo

    Hi Kristi, It was great meeting you last night at the S.W.E.E.T event. I was so impressed by everyone’s enthusiasm and energy in the room! It was very inspiring. Thank you for introducing yourself to me and offering to write something on your blog about StayBillety. Here are the nuts and bolts.

    We are a new online accommodation service connecting like-minded guests and hosts together through events, organizations, and groups. We have partnered with Ottawa Tamarack Race Weekend May 28-29. The challenge for out-of-town runners is finding affordable accommodation as many hotels are already booked and come at a premium price. We are trying to recruit hosts who would be willing to list a bedroom, basement, or their entire house for race weekend. The host can be there, or can choose to hand over their keys to their home. The host would set their price, the guest pays less money than a hotel, and friendships are formed. Run Ottawa will get a percentage of each booking, so the money goes right back into the community with a small percentage of every booking also going to a charity. It really is a win/win situation for everyone.

    If you need any more information don’t hesitate to contact me! Thanks again for being so kind and friendly last night. 🙂

    1. kristi Post author

      Great talking with you last night, Carolyn! I’l post about StayBillety this week! Is there a website people should check out?

      1. Carolyn waldo

        Hi Kristi, Yes the website is http://www.StayBillety.com. We are actually heading to Toronto April 23rd to be in the television production Dragons Den. The founder and I will be pitching to the Dragons. It will be for the 2017 season. (That’s if we make the final cut). Hopefully we don’t get slayed too badly! Haha!

  6. Amanda Burke


    Your blogs are so inspirational and talking to you is the same, so I was wondering if you might want to share your story at one of the 1/2 marathon clinic at the running room. My name is Amanda and I’m a friend of Jerome’s he actually suggested you as a guest speaker. Please let me know if you would be interested.

    1. kristi Post author

      Hey Amanda! Thank you so much for the kind words :). I would be happy to be a guest speaker, though I can’t remember the last time I had to speak in front of anyone over the age of 12, LOL (life of an elementary teacher!). Let me me know when you were thinking of, I can’t remember what night you guys do the half marathon group. At the moment I Orienteer on Thursday nights.
      Thanks for thinking of me!


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