Hey everyone,

Thanks for coming to check out my blog. Gushing here allows me to express my passion for running and hopefully be a positive inspiration for others.

I am an elementary school teacher who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada.  I am originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, but moved to NS in July 2006.  I am married and have a beautiful Shih Tzu named Lola, (Who by the way, is a diva!).
Matt and I
Lola thought the big day was all about her.  Such a diva!

Lola on the run! <3

After deciding to make some lifestyle changes in the Fall of 2008, I joined the gym and started out with 20 minutes of treadmill running working my way up slowly. 

In January 2009 I met my now husband, Matt, who had just completed his first full Marathon in Miami, FL.  I asked him two questions, 1. "How far is a Marathon?" and 2. "Do you have to be on a team to do that?" LOL.  I grin when I think of that girl now. 

 I became an avid runner that Winter/Spring and in May 2009 entered my first race, (Bluenose 10km). During that race,  I ran like the wind.  Or so I thought I did, (LOL) and puked all over the finish line when I was done.  Yay me!  Finishing time: 49:32. 
Me after finishing 2009 Bluenose 10k.  First race!

I have learned a lot since that race and have developed an even deeper love affair with running. <3

First 1/2 Marathon! June 2009.
My favourite distance is the Full Marathon, 26.2 miles or 42.2 km.  I qualified for the Boston Marathon on my third full in Fredericton, NB in May 2012 with a qualifying time of 3 hours 32 minutes and 52 seconds.  I have completed in a bunch of 1/2 Marathons as well, my way of saying I've lost count. :) 

You will find posts about my training, races, food and music @ Girl Goes Running.  :)

You can find out a little more about me in my first ever post right here.  I hope you enjoy my running rambles!

Happy Running,
Heather :) 


  1. That's a lot of races in four (ish) years! Looking forward to reading about your runs and getting some good tips!

    1. Thanks for stopping by sheloveshealthyliving! I'll be sure to check out your site as well :)

  2. Love your blog girl! And boston--- amazing! Very inspiring :)

  3. Hi Heather! I was just reading up on your blog and had a quick question. Could you please email me when you get the chance? - Emily

  4. Hi Heather!

    We've recently started linking to race reports so that our users can get a better idea of what certain runs are like. Was reading over a few of your race reports and think that they would be a great fit for our site. Are you okay if we link to them?

    Would be a direct link back to your blog on our event pages, you can check out a few examples in the race reports section on:

    - http://www.runguides.com/vancouver/event/seawheeze-half-marathon
    - http://www.runguides.com/vancouver/event/bmo-vancouver-marathon
    - http://www.runguides.com/vancouver/event/diez-vista