Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Year in Running: 2014 Blog Favourites

I had a challenging year running in 2014.  It started on a low note with another foot injury but finished on a high with a nice 10K run at Reggae Marathon.

In an ill-advised attempt to speed up, I re-injured my right foot early in 2014 and had to use my walking cast again.  Winter running in Toronto was also cold. Frigid actually with lots of talk about the Polar Vortex.  Things improved as Spring came and the fabulous running trails that criss-cross Toronto opened up again. And I was back to a good running pace in my first race of the year, a downhill 10K.  Running in 2014 ended on a high note with Reggae Marathon.  I posted a better time than in 2013 and even had enough for an all out sprint at the end.  A challenging year at the start but with a nice finish.  I'm definitely looking forward to 2015.  Here are some of the highlights from 2014:

Running in the Polar Vortex:  Running is supposed to be simple.  T Shirt, shorts, running shoes. Running in the winter means adding layers...running in super frigid temperatures means head to toe coverage.  Here's how I dealt with running during the Polar Vortex 

We runners in Toronto are blessed with some fabulous running trails.  From the Don Valley (and connecting trails in the east) to the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario to mh favourite close to home, the Humber River, we have tremendous choices to stay off the roads.  Here are some of the top trails in Toronto:  Running the Trails in Toronto  

After the second foot injury, I was pretty dejected. I almost stopped running altogether at that point.  Thankfully though I re-discovered the 10K race distance that I had enjoyed so much back in my mid-30's.  I did two 10K's in 2014 starting with the Sporting Life 10K in the Spring in which I ran with two of my sons, Court and Andrew. Loved it!  Sporting Life 10K 

Here's how I truly feel about running:   Cucurri Ergo Sun:  I run therefore I am.

Until next time...

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