I am an Indigenous Canadian 100m hurdler chasing down my dream of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Welcome to my journey...

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Joy SpearChief-Morris

This is my journey as an athlete and beyond

Photo by Howard Adams/Life 2 Photography

The life of an Indigenous Black Canadian track athlete doing what it takes to chase my dreams while finding my passion along the way. I am a dream chaser and a journey maker. This is my journey to the 2020 Olympic Games as a 100m hurdler. Follow along for my adventures along the way!

Photo By Andy White

Photo by Howard Adams/Life 2 Photography

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The Countdown: An Ode to Base Season

November 13, 2019

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November 13, 2019

Standing at the front of the pack. Heartbeat racing, breathing deepens, feeling that I might puke or pass out on the spot where I stand. And remembering, we’re just getting started.

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My legs feel like lead. Those few extra pounds of comfort from the off season are sit...

September 10, 2019

Greetings!

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a very hard time turning down baked goods. I have also had a history of not being the best baker. You see, as I like to "pinch cook," I would tend to take the same approach to my baking, not always fully realizing that th...

July 29, 2019

0.08 seconds. The difference between being champion and 6th place. I was ready for the magic. I was ready for everything to come together. I was ready for my moment, the one I have been dreaming of. But this wasn't my time.

A little over a year ago, I was crying after e...

July 20, 2019

Buon giorno! I am back from spending about two weeks in Italy competing at the FISU World University Games! For those who missed it, here's a little recap!

Competing on the FISU team has been something I have dreamt of making for over four years. I have been close, but...

April 26, 2019

We all have that part of our bodies that makes us feel self-conscious. For me, it is my stomach.

When I first saw this photo, all I could think of was how my stomach puffed out and how people would think my stomach rolls if they saw it. Lately though, I have been workin...

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