Meet Karen Meades, runner extraordinaire.
She is now training for the gruelling six-day, 300-kilometre Moose Ultra on the Bruce Peninsula starting Aug. 16. Then she heads for Cairo in October to compete in the 260-kilometre Egyptian Sahara Marathon, or ultramarathon — as anything beyond the normal 42.2-kilometre marathon distance is known.
Meades is often amused by the flabbergasted looks on the faces of people, men especially, when they learn what she does outside the office. She uses her experience in motivational speeches to inspire women to fulfil their dreams and realize there is no glass ceiling they can’t crack if they put their minds to it.
I like that. I don’t do anything half as crazy, but I sure like her approach. You go girl!by