Today presented with perfect winter running weather. Cold, calm and sunny. The footing was great considering how much ice was under the snow. An easy 14k, we haven’t officially started our training yet. It was beautiful out in the early day sun.
Curiosity got the better of Sisters when we spied a spire peaking above a roadside hill. Up we went to see what was there and found a pioneer cemetery that was all but hidden from view. The Selby Pioneer Cemetery. We have driven and run by this cemetery countless times and had no idea it was there.
Well, finding it warranted a good inspection by the sisters! We dusted off stones and tried to read the engravings. Most stones were from the mid 1800. Young and old people, husbands and wives and kids, from Scotland, England and Wales. We imagined what it would have been like back then, moving to a new country, what port would they land at? How did they end up in our area? All those thoughts started a great discussion for the rest of the run.
We are always find inspiration when we run, just like this!
We are still running and still finding adventures everywhere! Stay tuned!
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!
I really enjoy running along the river near where I live. I am fortunate that I can get out there before work. It’s my awe time. It reminds me that there is a whole other world out there that I miss when I don’t get out an go for a run.
The trail was crazy icy under the fluff of snow that was falling so it turned into a death defying toddle but that gave me lots of time to take photos and just listen to the river.
Just take a moment and listen to the river…
Hard to believe it’s the middle of January already! Winter is here and the trails are great even after a few thaws.
The Blister Sister
We ventured on to the trails at Ravenshoe this morning and had a great time. The fat bikes have been out so the trails were smooth and it was cold enough that the snow was set and we didn’t do any damage running on them . It was a little icy in patches but our screw shoes kept us upright! We always have a laugh at Ravenshoe, you never know what your going to find in that little wood lot!
Glenis finds friends everywhere!
So nice that the late spring weather has been perfect this year. Here are a few shots from our morning run. 😊
Winter is passing and cold nights and bright sunny days can only mean it’s Maple Syrup time! On our run this morning we came across trees tapped along the back road.
There are a number of types of maples that can be tapped and apparently these old beautiful trees are just right.
The Blister Sister and some sticky fun!
I had the opportunity to help make maple syrup with a dear friend who tapped the trees on her beautiful property. I always thought it would be a big involved production to make syrup but it wasn’t. She just boiled it down on her barbeque. It was just as simple as the syrup is. Pure Canadian sweetness.
I checked out the web to find out more about maple syrup’s history and production. If you have a minute check it out here. Maple Syrup
The sap is running and trees are tapped!
It’s been a rare day this winter when we have had an opportunity to run with snow on the ground. It’s been such a mild winter so far. Who know what the rest of February and March have in store. What ever happens we will remember that today was a beautiful day for a morning run.
wonder run, we saw a herd of deer dancing in a field and this beautiful hawk.
Usually we lay low during December and into January but then this little motivational gem came along. Run 2016 miles in 2016. http://www.runtheyear.com . We’re in! That’s 3244.44 kilometres in 2016!
We’ve made our first milestone so to speak, we clicked off 200 miles in January, that’s 321 kilometres! The Blister Sisters are off and running!
A frosty morning run in January and what did we see? A tree full of robins! It’s been an easy winter, but we still can’t wait for spring!
It is so wonderful to get back in the trails. They are drying up nicely.
Running the mountain bike trails at Ravenshoe.
We are determined this year to be in good shape for the season so we are incorporating a little body weight training into our runs. Strong legs and gluts are important to running but we don’t want to discount upper body strength that will make our running more efficient. A strong upper body will power us through tough workouts and races while helping us maintain good form as we train to boost our endurance. Sounds like a plan, right?
a little situp
a little pushup
You can read more about upper body strength and see some easy exercises on the Women’s Running website.
In the next week we are off to Storm the Trent! We really need to get on our bikes now!