Author, healthy living advocate, sought after mentor to women of all ages
Her Story: "MARATHONING WOMAN: My Transformational Journey
Susan’s passion for health and physical fitness emerged from her own life-long struggles with weight and body image and her mother’s struggles with osteoarthritis and Alzheimers disease. In 2005 and 2007, at the age of 61 and 63, Susan completed two full Marathons, walking 7 ½ hours in each race. The races transformed her relationship with her body and her attitudes about what she was capable of achieving. Since 2003, Susan has completed 32 races, from 5k to 42k - all walking.
A well-known writer, Susan has co-authored : Power Source for Women: Proven Fitness Strategies, Tools, and Stories for Women 45 and Love Your Body…Embrace Your Life!
Invited to speak at an International Women’s Day celebration in Jaipur, India, featured on Royal Caribbean Transatlantic Cruise Ships, Susan also co-leads trips for women to Provence, Fance and India.
In March, 2017, Susan received the IWA Empowered Woman Award Of Excellence from the International Women’s Association, in recognition of her “outstanding commitment, dedication, & contribution to the community”.
Through her books, website, training programs, and travels, Susan motivates and supports women on their health and fitness journey.
Susan will share with our audience her transformational journey to advocacy for physical health, spirituality, and nutrition. With humour and passion, she will encourage us to
change our way of looking at (and talking about) our bodies, as she celebrates her own body today as a "well oiled machine, sagging in parts and creased in others - but it is mine!"