Welcome to THRIVEwithjoe.com! Here you will find information about my adventures racing around the world for charity, interviews with yogis, runners & fitness instructors, travel tips, motivation and inspiration for achieving your own personal goals!
My journey began 4 years ago when I started running. Overweight, inactive and with a bad case of asthma, it did not seem like running was for me. However, my world changed when I found a passion for running for Team Diabetes and signed up for a ½ marathon. I enjoyed it so much that I challenged myself to sign up for 3 marathons in a 1 year period. Fast forward to today and I have completed my mission to run a marathon on all 7 continents while raising $50,000 for various charities.
Apart from my 7 continent challenge, I ran my first Ultramarathon (100K) at the Sears Great Canadian Race in 2013. I was part of the GoodGuysTri team of 23 solo runners running the full 100k to raise awareness and funds against kid’s cancer. Together our team raised $102,000 for CHEO, and I was recognized for being the top fundraiser for Ottawa collecting almost $12,000.
My biggest inspiration is bringing my two passions together – running and supporting causes close to my heart. To support this, I created a platform where all charities can unite one day a year to celebrate the various causes we run for. I call it #RUN4AC. I’m committed to sharing this idea across Canada and making it global one day.
During the day I work as a coach on the Operational Excellence Group at Export Development Canada. My mandate is to act as an advisor to our Senior Leadership on living the EDC Way Management Systems which include Connecting & Providing Value to our clients, Problem Solving and Developing People.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions on: getting started on your first race, fundraising ideas, race training plans or general running resources don’t be shy to drop me a line, I would love to help out!
Focus on your dreams, goals and achievements and be completely confident that you are on the right path of success and direction of happiness. Feelings like negativity, fear, doubt, judgement and naysayer comments will never impede in reaching for the highest limits.