Photo of the Week: Mud Puddles

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Some people try to avoid puddles when running, but I think this runner has a better idea. Who says you have to be a kid to have fun?

So when you see a puddle, tell us,

  • do you run around it,
  • try to leap over it and almost fall back in,
  • run quickly through it trying not to splash,
  • or pretend to be 5-years-old and jump in like this runner?

This week’s photo comes to us courtesy of Kathy and the Calgary Roadrunners. It was taken during the Fish Creek X-Country Race March 2007.

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

  1. thodarumm on May 28th at 7:31 am

    Fun pic Dawn! 🙂
    I would do 1 or 4. Most times 1 though 🙁
    I did run along the beach in Maui barefoot and at some places the waves were almost waist high and I kept running through it. It was sooo fun.

  2. Nick on May 28th at 9:06 am

    During a race I would definitly run through it or jump it depending on the width, however during training I usually try and go around it.

  3. Tracy on May 28th at 11:18 am

    I had no choice but run through them this morning due to heavy rain at the 2oK Memorial Day race at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. I usually try to run around because I hate to get my feet soaking wet.