Meet Frontrunners Myke

Who’s someone you know whose doing exactly what they’re meant for?

Meet Myke LaBelle from Frontrunners Shelbourne. He’s one of those people – and he’s totally killing it. He’s been my run coach at Frontrunners and has gotten me “Start and Finish Line ready” for a few races over the years…and I keep going back…so that’s saying something, right?

Fact: You can’t NOT enjoy a run with Myke. He’s fun, motivating, knowledgeable and has an awesome sense of humour.

Mrs. McLean from West Bench Elementary in Penticton is the teacher who first introduced him to running. I commented, ‘who would have thought back then that all these years later you’d still be into the sport.’ He laughed and says, “ya and I’m still the same height as I was in Grade 5.”

Is That Your Nonna’s Shirt?

When you’re just minding your own business at work trynna do your job and Danny the Intern comes up and asks, “is that your Nonna’s shirt?” Umm no.

“Well whose is it?”

Mine.

Awkward silence…then he walks away.

Do you have an article of clothing that’s not favored by someone in your life? What is it?

Meet Sally

What do you do for yourself?

I met Sally through our training with Frontrunners for the KOOL Oak Bay Half Marathon.

Sally found running as a single mom, and said “I was looking for something for me.” She comes from a family of runners who introduced her to the sport – something she says you can start anytime. “That’s the beauty of running. You can start at 40. You can start at 50. It’s a great thing to do for yourself, for your body.”

And for your mind.

“Running has been almost like an anti-depressant for me. It helps me de-stress; get through the issues that I’m struggling with and I come out the other end a happier person. It gives you perspective.”

Amen sister.

Even though having kids and a full-time job gets hectic, Sally commits to a run at least twice a week and says she always feels better afterwards. And when she’s struggling to make the time in her life or to finish that last kilometer, she draws motivation by “knowing and remembering how it feels at the end.”