My recently discovered need to run trails

I recently discovered that I love trail running. I love being out in nature, in an environment where it is just me, a little river dabbling along, my heavy breathing breaking through my music when I’m running uphill. Continue reading

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10 things I learned from my first half marathon

10 things I learned from my first half marathon

So I ran my first half marathon (click here to read the race report) on Sunday the 22nd of September. The last 5 kilometers felt really hard but nothing I couldn’t handle. As soon as I finished I felt pretty great, not too tired. The only thing at that time: blisters. There was no fluid buildup, but they were stinging like hell as I was walking. I crawled my way to the car (Aislinn was picking me up) and one guy shouted “soak them in salt water b’y!”. I wasn’t sure if I would do that.  Continue reading

Huffin Puffin Half Marathon – Race Report

Huffin Puffin Half Marathon – Race Report

On Sunday I ran my first half marathon: the huffin puffin half marathon in Mount Pearl, just 15 minutes from St. John’s. I signed up for this race a couple of weeks ago, just to get the distance done. I’m hoping to move up to half ironman racing in 2 years time, so a half marathon under the belt would be a good first step.  Continue reading