"If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all." - John Cage


This is why... (2012 in review)

This is why I run.

A quick jog before work. October 2012.

I have had a somewhat quick ascent (pun intended) from slob to competent hobby jogger. A little over one year ago, I won my first race ever, the inaugural Bear Mountain Half Marathon in November 2011. I ran that race through an injury, and subsequently had to stop running.

In December 2011, still injured and in no condition to run, I found myself able to take on a HIKE up Mt Benson one evening. We were blessed with incredible views.


Berg Lake Trail - Mount Robson Provincial Park

In August 2011, I had the pleasure of completing one of the most incredible trail runs I have ever experienced. If the runner's high exists, I lived in it for over 8 hours that day. In September 2011, I was lucky enough to return and run the Mount Robson Marathon, an event I cannot use too many superlatives to describe. This run report is of my August 2011 excursion.
Mount Robson Provincial Park - "Mount Robson Provincial Park, the second oldest park in British Columbia's park system, is truly one of the world's crown jewels. The mountain for which the park is named guards the park's western entrance. At 3,954 meters, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, towers over the lesser surrounding peaks; winter or summer, this is one of the finest views in the Rocky Mountains. Just as the early trappers, hunters and explorers felt in awe at the mountain's magnificence, travelers today experience the same feelings."

 View of Mount Robson from the Mount Robson Visitor's Centre. This was the start location of the Mount Robson Marathon I would subsequently run in September.