After a summer of vacations and injury we finally got out for an adventure run at the Peak to Peak. It was Glenis’s first run after her little bike accident which landed her foot in a boot! She did great, I might have to stomp on her other foot to slow her down (just joking).
We were pretty proud of ourselves, hitting all our planned CP’s until we came to the last one and I realized I had lost my SportIdent (my timer). I know I had it at CP84 but bushwhacking through thick brambles must have ripped it from my finger and it was gone when we arrived at CP 85! We even retraced our steps, or tried to, all the way back to CP 84. Standing at the control, neither of us could remember the exact way we had chosen to bushwhacked our way towards the next CP. With all the leaves on the ground, it was like looking for that needle in a haystack!
A not so nice way to finish but we felt pretty darn good with our navigation and our first run event in months!
Yay! We are back racing! Well that’s is debatable, racing that is, but the Sisters ran the Iroquois Trail Test today! Beautiful day, challenging course, lots of heart pumping fun. we even had an awesome guest with us, Cecilia! The three of us rock the course, and yes there were tons of rocks, and hills and more rocks, a true Test! Yay for us!
Thanks for remembering to take this photo, Cecilia!
July 1st 2017 Canada’s 150 Birthday!
It truly is remarkable that Canada is celebrating 150 years. We are a strong, young country. Difficulties and differences have come up but the people who make up this country have a common goal in developing a strong, free nation. Every one of Canada’s 150 years is worth celebrating.
Happy Birthday Canada!
Last Saturday was the Pride Parade in town! Glenis had a prime spectator seat as it wound by the store. She said the parade was great, the crowds so deep along the side walk that she took a ladder out to sit on top of it so she could see and take these great pictures!
This morning we ran out and checked out a local trail that we haven’t been on in a while. It’s right beside a subdivision constructions site which is a little sad because the construction has actually cut the trail off so now it is a dead end. Maybe when the construction is finished they will open it up again.
In the mean time someone has been in there trail building. For such a small area they have really put some work into it. So far, because not too many people go into that area, it is really beautiful with narrow little side trails running off a double track. They have also built two elaborate all natural bridges over the little stream that runs through the forest.
It’s a little controversial whether or not someone should randomly build trails in a town wood lot but I’m sure the new people moving into the subdivision will really get some enjoyment out of it. Mosquitoes and all!
Earlier this week we notice our local trail head was surrounded by a fence and that excavating equipments had moved in. I assumed they were grading in a proper parking lot in but isn’t the case.Turns out they are upgrading about a kilometre of the trail, adding crushed gravel, filling in the low lying spots and joining it up with the existing trail. In short, making it into an urban trail.
I’m not so keen on that, I kind of like getting my feet wet, running on dirt and how the morning sun glints off the spider webs that seem to have grown during the night. That won’t be the case once the gravel path is in place. It’s kind of sad how we have to take the wild out of the wild.
It’s a beautiful day to be on the golf course!
That’s where my sister is today and I’m acting as her backup! She is spending a beautiful day at a golf tournament. The course she is on actually backs onto trails we enjoy running.
I’m holding the fort at the store, catching up with running friends and fitting others for shoes. Running Free is having a great sale on bike apparel this weekend. Check out http://www.runningfree.com
It’s kind of handy having a Blister Sister!
Friday morning, the end to a long week. One more day to work for me, Glennie gets to lounge around today. Off we go into the woods on our bikes. Really the first time on the trials for us other than riding the “urban” trail that takes us into town.
When we came out of the bush we interrupted a flock of turkey vultures. Glenis counted 15 of them. All hanging around in the trees, spreading their wings to warm up while they waited for us to leave. It’s garbage day and they were waiting to swoop down for breakfast!
Count them – 8 turkey vultures sitting in a tree!
Yup – that’s us!
The tap in the middle on nowhere that is always running!
Had to take a picture of two friends!
So nice! Until that rock crashed into Glennie’s knee…. The first boo- boo of the season!
Ouch, first crash of the season!
Still, it was a pretty awesome Friday morning in June! I wonder if she will ride again. HAHA, of course she will! On to day 3 of 150!
We’ve kind of let this little blog lag. Life has gotten in the way big time. So today we decided to commit to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday by posting 150 cool, fun, and downright silly thing we get do every day!
June 1st, and it’s a beautiful morning. We have waited so long for sunshine and blue sky. It’s been such a rainy spring, the river is still running high. It’s so nice to run by the river, the sound of the water over the rocks mixed with the songs of the bird’s make you want to play hooky from work! We love our mornings running the trails. Running the river fits right in there as a cool, fun thing!
One lost pair of glasses hooked on this tree deserved a few friends!
Off she goes!
It was a good morning to do some Blister Sister planning. We have planned a few fun things to get into this year. It’s going to a good season!