Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns pedalled the path of health and wellness this spring and summer, even in times of social distancing. Dr. Burns started cycling seriously in June 2015, when she competed in her first triathlon. “I was near the end of the pack swimming, I was also slow running, but this cycling thing – I could pass people, and the downhills were amazing!” She said she took up mountain biking and road cycling that year, and she has continued to do both regularly ever since.
“I enjoy the workout, yes even the uphills! And I love being in the open air, feeling the wind on my face and finding peace in my soul,” she adds. Her favourite rides are the Chief Mountain Road in Waterton and Chain Lakes Road outside of Nanton, and her local go-tos – including the one pictured here from a ride she took in June – include Park Lake and the Monarch Loop. When inclement weather prevents her from riding outdoors, she trains at home. In five years, she has cycled more than 25,000 kms.