Taking the path less traveled

Along my route this afternoon on numerous occasions I made the choice to take the path less traveled. The easy pathway was the paved one. The one I took criss crossed the paved one at odd angles. It was single track with lots of mud and ice. Yee haw! It was slow and hard but was a lot of fun.

The harder it is, the stronger you get for it.

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Veer RIGHT!
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Hard LEFT!
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LEFT again. Don’t you see it? The trails right there. Yup, that’s a trail.

“When the trail ends, keep going”

Lots of Instagram trail photos at @trail_runner_guy

Seasons of River Ice

Out my backyard and down the river bank trail for 100m, I get this view everyday on the way to the bus stop.

Shouldice Bridge crossing the Bow River.

December 2014 to January 2015.

Stay tuned for an updated gallery as the season changes into Spring, Summer and Fall again.

A photo walk to loosen up race muscles

Our family decided to walk to the nearest park and to see what kind of cool pictures we could get (and to loosen up the legs after a hard race in the morning). We all had cameras. And we all stopped randomly to take photos as we saw them in our minds eye. Besides bumping into each other with the sudden stops we had a great time. Since no one was watching us we felt less inhibited. Here is what I took.

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We might even do this again next weekend since we will have another race to loosen up after and we have cameras to play with.

Heart Creek Falls

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Our family hike on Christmas Eve was to Heart Creek Falls in Kananaskis, near Canmore. Great temperature, no wind, and we were just about the only people out there. Where is everyone? Shopping?

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3 km one way trail to the falls. Not much water at this time of year but lots of ice and frozen waterfalls make for a beautiful hike.

Rockies in our backyard (well almost)

So lucky to live so close to the Rocky Mountains. At the last minute on Saturday we drove 45 minutes to go on this hike just outside Canmore, Alberta. Beautiful valley, called Cougar Creek, and great weather to boot. And the kids don’t complain nearly as much as they used to.

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This creek bed seemed endless. We walked a few kilometers and then had to turn around when it started getting dark.

River meets city

On my run home this evening the city backdrop was amazing. Runners are so lucky. We get to see the best scenery because we are outside so much.

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Two Months of Running Bridges

My photoblog of the last 2 months of running as seen in the bridges I crossed. So much variety, all in one city.