Posted by Dawn - Pink Chick
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Welcome to 2009! I hope you all had a good holiday season and are ready for a new year.
I’m not sure even a shovel would have helped the runners on this race course.
Saturday was the Nose Creek XC race in Calgary. We’ve had a lot of snow and well, try as I might, there was no way of setting up the race route without running it through deep snow at least once or twice. Oh yeah, I’m the Race Director. Thankfully, while it was termed “nasty” by at least one runner, most had a good laugh and slept well after a tough slog through a snowy, just over 7k route. Being a double loop route, those doing the 7k had to trudge through this 3 foot snow bank at least twice.
This photo comes to us courtesy of Kathy Taerum & the Calgary Roadrunners. Be sure to check out her other photos from the race. When I reviewed them, I laughed so hard I cried.
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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.