I wasn’t able to run this half marathon this year, but I had to get out and cheer on my running buddies, mostly from the Bedford Running Room. The route went along Point Pleasant Park, the waterfront, Pier 21 a few times to end back at Saint Mary’s University.
Completed my 2nd half-marathon in Wolfville, NS at the Valley Harvest Marathon. Almost 700 people ran the half while over 120 ran the full. Another 160 ran 5k in the morning. Kudos to my running buddy Hilary who completed her first half-marathon. The route was mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The post-race spread… Continue reading 2009 Valley Harvest Half Marathon
You know, there are a handful of races in Nova Scotia where it is worth the price to attend and complete the distance. One of those raves is the annual Not Since Moses race in Five Islands. This is the only race I know that was postponed due to the lunar cycle.
Participated in my first half-marathon and SURVIVED! This includes some clips & pics from the race. The best part of when the crew were waiting at the finish line, cheering me on. Fantastic feeling. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/6OmEXieoo24″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
Nice big 8km hike along a wilderness trail, just minutes outside of Halifax. Decided to attempted the smallest hiking loop in the Bluffs, called Pot Lake loop. We parked the car at the closest parking lot and walked about 400m to the actual trailhead. We followed the BLT trail where you can either continue to… Continue reading Bluff Wilderness Trail – Pot Lake
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park Cape Chignecto is a 4,200-hectare natural environment park on a dramatic coastal peninsula. The park features 29 kilometres (18 miles) of pristine coastline, some of Nova Scotia’s most significant geological features, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, remnant old growth forest, scenic views, and a rich cultural heritage. We offer wilderness… Continue reading Cape Chignecto Loop
Quick stop at Cape d’Or lighthouse & Restaurant. This was a manned lighthouse until it was automatized in the 1980’s. Today, the light keeper’s house is now a restaurant and guest house.Samuel de Champlain visited the Bay of Fundy in 1604 and legend has it that he named this area of cliffs Cap D’Or because… Continue reading Cape d’Or
Quick video on the new walking trail that was built in 2011 at Graves Island Provincial Park. I’ve done some research on the island, and sharing the text I’ve used to create an earth cache.
We decided to take a quick hike within Long Lake provincial park. It is used mainly by the locals as an off-leash dog park, with with outdoor activities located within it.