Archive for August, 2014
There are three race distances, 23 km, 50 km, and 50 miles. While we ran the 50 km, a surprising amount of runners ran both the 50 miles on Saturday and the 50 km on Sunday!
The race start is six am at Alice Lake, so we boarded a bus at the Squamish waterfront before five! The race started in the growing light which meant Read the rest of this entry »
I only knew Nikki, aka @ndscottnygren, through my @running_ultras Twitter account. She’s a Vancouver-based trail runner and ultramarathoner, and she was coming out to Port Alberni for a few days. She tweeted and asked if we could go for a run together.
This was only 5 days before my wedding, and 12 days before the Squamish 50k ultramarathon that Dave and I would be running as our honeymoon! So I wasn’t very Read the rest of this entry »
I know you can’t count on a wedding going to plan… but miraculously, everything went exactly as we wanted it to! It was a small group, just our close family and a very few old friends. The weather cooperated spectacularly… warm and sunny, but not too hot. The ceremony was short and sweet, out on the dock. I wasn’t going to have a bridesmaid, but Xhosa stepped in unexpectedly at the last moment (after giving me a good hard crotch-poke as Mom walked me down the “aisle”) to take on that duty. Read the rest of this entry »