Posted by Dawn - Pink Chick
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Are you a fairweather runner? If the temperatures dropped to below -30C or -22F would you still run? Well Saturday, 56 runners in Calgary did just that as they competed in the Nose Hill Cross Country 4/8k Race. The runners believe it or not, ranged in age from 6 to over 70. The great thing about a small crowd is it meant some who don’t normally win won the event. It also meant there was enough soup for most to have thirds after and most did. 😉
Just how cold was it, well a picture is worth a thousand words and I think this one says it all.
You can see other such frigid pictures over at my Flicker site as this is from my very own collection. Yes, I was one of those 56 crazy runners. You can also read more on my blog.
We are always looking for interesting photos to feature here. Got one of your own or found a great running shot on the web somewhere, then leave us the details in a comment.
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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.