Hey there! I am SOLO. Welcome to my blog.

I am a blogger, extreme endurance and obstacle racer, traveller and health coach.

I was born in Siberia, Russia, and immigrated to Canada as a teenager. Fascinated by all things human behavior, I have earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology (but not before a short gig in Computer Science!), and went on to teach at a college and university level – including teaching a course in the very classroom when I was a student!

In my past lives, I have been a grad student, a psychology professor, a yoga teacher, and a bootcamp instructor, to name a few.

Never an athlete in my childhood or youth, I did not run my first road race until my mid-20s. That sparked my interest in all things fitness, exercise and nutrition, until I finally took the leap to pursue health coaching full-time.

These days, I enjoy mid-distance and long distance trail races with technical terrain, extreme endurance events in exotic destinations, and an occasional CrossFit workout.

This blog was started in the summer of 2012 – a year before I took on the Spartan Death Race. It has since morphed into a resource for obstacle racing training, gear reviews, race recaps, with a dash of health and nutrition, and a generous dose of sarcasm.

Currently, I am drinking coffee, helping my clients eat, move and live better, all the while plugging away at my ever growing bucket list, and planning my next adventure.

Check out Operation Free Hugs I held on my birthday last year… 🙂


Contact Me

Hey! Have a question for me, want to work together, or simply want to say hello? Drop me a message. Hugs, SOLO



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