Let’s Do This – 4,184 Laps Strong!

When it comes to having dystonia, one of the most important elements to have is a solid support system.  My dystonia wellness team is built with a scope of people including a neurologist, a naturopath, a chiropractor, a physiotherapist, a message therapist and my dystonia support group.  However, there is a group of people in…

I’m Back & Ready to Swim 6K Laps!

20 weeks of waiting, finally, I am happy to say I am back! It turned out I had torn a muscle and some ligaments in my leg and any form of exercise was aggravating it leading to a longer recovery (yes even walking for 10 mins to pick up my kids from school was hurting!) …

30% completed – 3,041 Laps Strong!

When I first started, I couldn’t imagine swimming 20 laps let alone 3,000 and it’s all because of the support and positive thoughts from all of you! Thank you! Keep reaching for the stars everyone! See you in the pool, Sum

Making A Splash @ the BMSC Meet!

It may have been a weekend of snowfall and freezing rain but that didn’t stop me from attending the BMSC Splash swim meet this past Sunday. Despite the weather, there was great attendance and the energy of the pool was incredible.  My favourite supporters Ryan, Syra and Sophia were there to cheer me on and…

Head to Head with Martha McCabe

Head to Head is a mentorship program founded by 2x Canadian Olympian Martha McCabe to encourage, inspire and empower the next generation of athletes to reach their best potential with the help of herself as well as other Canadian Olympian athletes such as Brittany MacLean, Dominique Bouchard and Janya Hefford. On Sunday, Head to Head put…

Working Out & Having Fun

I just had to share how amped I am that I completed today’s dryland training. I haven’t done any weight training or circuit training since even before my diagnosis.  In fact, the last time I did anything of the sort, I was still in high school working out with my brothers.  Immediately my mind began…

The Body Doesn’t Create The Mind, The Mind Creates The Body.

Like plenty of people out there, my life can be incredibly chaotic at times and the only place I want to be is under the water. It’s the one place I know I can be alone with my thoughts and my emotions, free from distractions.  There are many articles out there (science based and otherwise)…

Challenge Accepted!

This weekend my fiance and I took a much needed break and headed up north to a friends trailer on McConnell Lake.  About 20 km of the Quebec boarder and hidden behind kilometres of tall pine trees, McConnell Lake is a hidden gem of Ontario. My first challenge came from our friends who hosted us.…