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Summer Adventure Run #6

I didn't sign up for this particular virtual race. I mean... I should have. For a hundred bucks everyone got a pair of nice shoes and some sweet sunglasses. And so many people had signed up we opted to run the official course as our sixth Summer Adventure run.

Goldbar Park parking lot was where a dozen of us met to follow the out and back virtual course marked in sidewalk chalk on the asphalt path. Five klicks of slowly rolling hills, at pace, pushing through the dinner I shouldn't have eaten before rushing out the door to drive 30 minutes across town for a fast run.

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Summer Adventure Run #5

The location for our first Adventure Run of July came at the suggestion of AD. A neighbourhood that was familiar enough on a map, surrounded by roads and paths I'd passed by now and then, but never stopped for more than a glance.

Our trail began on the edge of a cliff overlooking downtown from the east, looped into the river valley, across the bridge, along a busy north bank, back across the river on the Dawson Bridge, and then through a winding forest trail with some steep climbs and a scramble back to the cars.

I'm still cleaning the mud off my ankles.

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Summer Adventure Run #4

(now with 100% more snakes!)

The quest to run in less-frequented sport around the city continues, and so we met in the parking lot of the zoo which conveniently borders a local park and connects with a core corridor of trails and paths along the river. Our eight klick adventure took us through the dog park and across a bridge where we did a full lap around one of the city's crown jewel locations, Hawrelak Park, the long way and back approximately the same way we came in.

Oh, and there were snakes.

Yet Another Lunch Run

Besides the therapeutic effects granted by writing daily to record and quantify my run data, it’s tough to keep finding justification to write here day after day after day because of my run streaking.

Oh... but streaking.

That word fumbled across my social feed today because I was poking around and looking at some channel where runners were posting and some guy was posting that he was “streaking” again... in that he was striving for a daily run goal for the month of June and... sound familiar?