Caron Shepley

Why I Became An IRONDame

I became an IRONDame initially as a coach.  I loved the passion, the commitment and the goal of that first IRONDames team.  As a 4X finisher of IRONMAN Canada, I was hoping to help Kim Pace and the rest of the IRONDames complete their quest of reaching the finish line at IMC.  Working with the team and watching each one of them cross the line at IMC was one of the most fulfilling times of my life.

How Long I’ve Been An IRONDame

I’ve been an IRONDame since May 2010.

My Top 10 Songs To Work Out To

1. Eminem – Lose Yourself

2. Pink – F**kin’ Perfect

3. Hedley – Invincible

4. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

5. Cobra Starship – You Make Me Feel Good

6. Coldplay – Paradise

7. U2 – Beautiful Day

8. Econoline Crush – You Don’t Know What It’s Like

9. Diddy – Coming Home

10. Linkin’ Park – In the End

My Favourite Quote

“How old would you be, if you didn’t know how old you are?” ~Satchel Paige

What Inspires/Motivates Me 

First-timers motivate me.  It reminds me how far I’ve come the great feeling of accomplishment I had when I crossed the line of my first 10K, then half marathon, then marathon, then IRONMAN.

My Favourite Road Race

The Furry Friends 5K!  This race combines my two greatest passions, animals and running, all in aid of the Humane Society.  It was a dream of mine to get this race going. Now the event is in year two!

My Secret Weapon/Lucky Charm/Ritual That I Use At Each Race

My secret weapon is remembering why I am racing.  For me the ultimate goal is to have fun and meet some great people.  Ultimately, when I hit the finish line, regardless of how fast I’ve gone, my goal has been achieved.

My Goal For The 2012/2013 Fundraising Challenge 

My goal is to complete a half IRONMAN in a place I have never been to for each of the challenge years.  This year, I am racing in Ireland 70.3 in September.  The 70.3 for 2013 has yet to be decided.

My Biggest Challenge

Like everyone, balancing training, work, family and life in general is tough. Luckily my work is fitness-related and my husband is a triathlon coach, so I guess I have it a little easier than most!

Most Valuable Training Tip 

Work hard, push yourself, but always, always allow for a cookie break!  I am talking about bike rides, of course.








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