Thursday, July 31, 2008

Why I run

i run…

Because i can

i run to go fast
i run to win
i run for the view
i run with friends
i run to help others
i run to lose weight
i run to keep it off
i run to feel the wind on my face
i run for the high
i run because, it is my time
i run to beat my personal best
i run to be an example to my kids
i run to make a difference
i run to enjoy nature
i run everywhere
i run all the time
i run when i feel like it
i run so i can clear my mind
i run to feel the burn
i run to conquer that hill
i run to catch the runner ahead of me
i run to stay ahead of the pack
i run because, it makes me feel good
i run to see the sun rise
i run to blaze a trail
i run to enjoy the solitude
i run to hear my breath
i run to coast at my natural rhythm
i run to reflect
i run to meditate
i run to gain perspective
i run to think

i run because i am a runner

Friday, July 25, 2008

Mark your calendars!

Mark your calendars for Hudson's inaugural Harrier Race on Saturday October 4th!

I have been working with the Parks and Recreation department to set up this first annual event in support of charities. This year it will be the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (how'd you guess).

The Harrier race will be cross-country event comprising of several checkpoints located throughout Hudson's beautiful trail network. The intent is to get you out to Hudson to explore its natural beauty and at the same time support a great cause. While you're here, you may also want to visit some of our quaint shops, resataurants, and B&Bs and make a day or weekend of it.

Registration is through the Running Room website. Here is the link

As far as the race details go, here is a brief overview - participants will be required to report to at least 10 of the 15 checkpoints located throughout the course. First one back wins bragging rights and will have to share his/her route with everyone else over refreshments after the race. There will be a maximum time limit to complete so that no one is left out on the course. Maps indicating the trail network and the various checkpoints will only be provided prior to the start. The race is open to individual participants and also to corporate entries (these could be individual or teams). Corporate entries will have their logos printed on the race shirts. We will also have swag bags to hand out at the end of the race...