Monday, June 30, 2014

Ugly Training Log - First half 2014

Well, I won't even try to analyse this.  If there's any positive out of this brutal running log, it would be that my June 30 run is a small step in the right direction.

01/01/14 wed 3.40 k
01/02/14 thur 3.40
01/03/14 fri 2.50
01/04/14 sat 0.30
01/14/14 tues 5.00
03/20/14 thu 1.40
03/21/14 fri 2.00
04/20/14 sun 2.00
04/21/14 mon 2.00
05/13/14 tues am 2.00
05/13/14 tues pm 2.50
06/15/14 sun 3.00
06/19/14 thur 2.20
06/28/14 sat 2.20
06/30/14 mon 6.10

total runs, year to date 15
distance, year to date 40k

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jennifer McCreath Bio: November 2013

McCreath is a woman born transsexual, who is best-known for parlaying her trans status with her athletic legacy as a marathon runner, her political activism, and her flamboyant personality, into public educational and advocacy work regarding issues affecting trans individuals.

McCreath quickly became a public figure in Newfoundland when she made mainstream news, first, for being a transsexual government policy analyst, and then, for being a transsexual policy analyst who suddenly lost what was supposedly a safe and secure job, in 2009. Ever since, McCreath has been on a mission to make this world a more accepting place for members of the trans community. She is perhaps best known for her unsuccessful political run for a seat on St. John’s City Council, when she finished runner up in the race for Deputy Mayor. Even in loss, her 17% popular vote made her the most-popular trans-identified candidate in Canadian Political History.

McCreath successfully played a key role in helping to break down the gender binary barriers, in international sports, when she penned and helped implement a gender-inclusion policy that allowed for the sanctioning of trans athletes into their own sex category, at the 2009 World Outgames in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she participated.

McCreath continues to work on an ongoing battle with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, to get them to provide funding for trans-related procedures that are deemed medically-necessary by Newfoundland doctors.

McCreath has provided policy advice to a variety of government and non-profit organizations. She has appeared on mainstream provincial and national media outlets, to speak on issues including transsexualism,information access and privacy, human rights, athletics, health care, assisted reproduction, sexual health, air transport safety, and government transparency & accountability. She has also delivered university lectures on these topics, as well as been featured as a keynote speaker at major conferences. She has also been profiled numerously in biographical television and newspaper programs.McCreath lays claim to being one of the few openly-trans individuals in the world, to have founded and managed, a legally-registered non-profit gay-pride organization, in a major city. She has also launched several grassroots trans-specific advocacy and support groups.McCreath is a frequent newspaper journalist and video and text blogger.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Keeping A Low Profile - for now!

Yes blog readers, I am still out here. been spending much of my free time reading books, writing my first book (more info soon), and taking extra overtime shifts. Looking forward to some big new projects in the near future, which I will get into more once the details are ready to be announced.

For those who have been asking, yes, I still plan to leave Newfoundland before year end and take my life in a completely different direction. it's no secret that I have been frustrated at the lack of career growth or opportunities that seem to always find their way to others.

But before I go, you can bet that the good bye parties will be used as a tool to raise education and awareness towards the same type of activism matters that I have been working so hard for over the past 7 years.

more soon Jennifer


Monday, June 2, 2014

McCreath won't run in 2015 NL Provincial Election

After doing some soul searching, and after paying close attention to the policies and operational procedures of all three major provincial political parties here in NL, I have officially decided not to join any of them or work on any campaigns for any of them. I have also decided not to run as an independent candidate, so I am officially announcing that you will not see my name on this ballot.

Furthermore, I am extremely disgusted with the state of provincial politics in today's world. I'd be ashamed to be associated with any of the folks leading any of these parties. I also feel sorry for the good citizens of Newfoundland who will have nothing but scraps to chose from in the next election. This is a Province in a tailspin to a not-so-pretty- place.

As far as what my futures does actually hold, there will be another announcement soon.

Jennifer McCreath


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bonavista Newfoundland Iceberg Trip 5-31-2014