Author Archives: krisandnotsodeepthoughts

The Runners Why

Today’s run had me thinking about why I run. I have been reading David and Megan Roche’s book “The Happy Runner,” and as I was bundled up against the sleeting snow, my face frozen, my fingers numb,  I wondered what … Continue reading

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Squamish 50/50 – A tale of 2 races

By enduring, we conquer – Earnest Shackleton The race: Two days. 50 miles day 1 and 50km day 2 for a total of  130km.  19,500 feet of ascent and descent.  And a shiny trucker hat to show for it if … Continue reading

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Ultra tales

Sometimes I wonder what drives ultra runners both elite and mortal.  Even as a runner, I struggle to answer that question. “Its not..normal, ” my sister told me once.  She had a point. The first time I heard of an … Continue reading

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Lost in Lethbridge – Lost Soul 100km

How did I end up running in the prairies on one of the hottest and smokiest days of the year?  Well,  I wanted to tick 100km off my list for the year.  I looked for races online  and stumbled onto … Continue reading

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Brunswick for Breakfast

With summer flying by and us determined to cram as much adventure as possible into each weekend, this past Sunday morning found us tackling Brunswick for the first time. Having passed on a Saturday opportunity to run Panorama Ridge with … Continue reading

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Summer dreaming…adventures await

One of my favourite parts of summer is all the adventures we get up to.  This year, summer is late in coming and pretty sure some of the places we were able to hike/trail run this time late year are … Continue reading

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This too Shall pass

“This too shall pass.” I ended up in my PT’s office this am for the second time in almost as any months, having tweaked my ankle again.  I was not happy.  The latest injury is courtesy of orientation run this … Continue reading

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Long weekend adventures

While it seemed much of the running community was off in Winthrop, racing, cheering and crewing at Sun Mountain,  J. and I disappeared off to Squamish for some long weekend camping (sans reservations…gulp).  !  I have to admit I did … Continue reading

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One of my goals has been to write more this year.  Since my last post was in January and it’s now April, I would say I am falling a bit behind. So, catch up.  This winter has been tough (well … Continue reading

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Elfin Lakes Adventures

  J and I have had some prettys good winter adventures over the holidays and with our recent spell of cold and snow (aka deep freeze), I was eager to find another mountain adventure. I had been pestering J to do … Continue reading

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