20140906: Lost Soul Ultra, Lethbridge Alberta. This year I’m not quite trained (yet?!) so I did one loop 53k and called it a day. Gorgeous weather with a sweet breeze. Lots of cactus but no snakes or porcupines spotted this year. Had to leave early and get to Kananaskis for a wedding. Otherwise I would have done another loop for sure… Yeah… sure…
20140914: Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon, Drumheller Alberta. I’d heard good things about this race and scored an entry so I decided to go and get in a relaxed run. Sunrise over Horseshoe Canyon as I drove into Drumheller. Beautiful course in the badlands. My feet took a while to get used to the pavement though. At 8k we hit the Midlands Provincial Park trails – very nice. What a treat to have a ‘short’ run day and be done early in the day. Had lunch in the caf at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and walked around a bit more. Nobody else was out there. I can only imagine what it was like in the 1800s. On horseback, hiding out in the canyonlands, dust, wind. Amazing country.