Pictured above: Emily Brown
September’s Wellness Champion is running enthusiast, Emily Brown from Counselling and Career Services.
Emily is passionate about running – anything from a 100-meter sprint to a marathon! Emily describes running as the basis of so many other sports. She loves that you can do it alone or with a group. It is a great way to clear your mind and enjoy the space around you, and all you need is a pair of shoes!
Emily has been involved with running activities for the past 20 years now. She joined the Lethbridge Track Club and hasn’t looked back. Emily explained that she has had lots of great coaches during her years of competitive track with both the Pronghorns and Lethbridge Track Club and she accredits them for her success. Emily enjoys running because every run is an opportunity to get better and increase your distance. Emily says it is important to remember that you only have to compete against yourself!
Emily’s advice to fellow runners looking for guidance or recommendations is to start slow - alternate between walking and running. Emily said that running has connected her to amazing people and allowed her to travel to different places for races.
Please help us thank Emily for sharing her story, as well as congratulate her on leading a healthy lifestyle!