20 days down, 10 to go

In 2013 I embarked on a run streak of 3km everyday for 30 days. I have since tried many a time to repeat this feat only to drop after about a week. The closest I’ve come is 20 days in a row….

This year Capra a local running store in Squamish offerred the Capra 30/30 which is 30 minutes of running everyday. It can be fast , slow, inside , outside, trail , road you name it. You just have to run.

I’m now on day 20 and I must say…i’m feeling quite confident this time that I can finish strong.

Day 1

I ran after work. I made a lovely snapchat monologue about it. It wasn’t great but it was a solid start to the challenge.

Day 2

This was the start of lunch runs. I am now finally in a fortunate position that I get a full hour for my lunch so I decided to start using it properly. I also work not too far from the seawall so this helped a lot as well.

Day 3

Hill Repeats. A love hate relationship. It’s perfect for this challenge since you essentially just aim to do as many repeats as you can in a short amount of time..but they are hard as heck especially by yourself.

Day 4

I went for a run around my neighbourhood. Nothing very exciting.

Day 5

Jeremy (Mr Tall) joined me a run along the dyke in Ladner. He even indulged me with some mid run selfies with a stunning sunset.

Day 6

Another lunch run

Day 7

I did hill repeats but had to modify them slightly, either way I got my run done!

Day 8

Treadmill Intervals. Pretty straightforward. I put something to watch on my phone which was nice too.

Day 9

More of the same. I’m trying hard with this challenge to mix up my runs as best I can.

Day 10

Ran outside in the beautiful cold sunshine. Vancouver really is quite beautiful some days.

Day 11

Intervals and a shakeout run. Didn’t wanna push it too hard as the next day is a race…!

Day 12

Fall Classic 5k. It was wet , cold but a fun day overall!

Day 13

My body definitely was a little sore and tired after sunday but still managed to get out there with Mr Tall by my side < 3

Day 14

I opted for the treadmill since I needed a break from the wind and rain…and I was glad I did just that.

Day 15

The Halfway mark! Intervals on the treadmill heck yeah!

Day 16

I titled this run a shuffle since that’s what it felt like as I was lapping around the track but it got done!

Day 17

More treadmill fun times. Thank goodness for entertaining videos whilst I run!

Day 18

A saturday in which I could run in the daylight. I ran to Deer Lake and back and was pretty content. I definitely felt a lot better post run mentally.

Day 19

Ran my minimum 30 minutes in torrential rain. My legs took awhile to warm up despite a scalding hot shower.

Day 20

Treadmill antics again. Aimed for sprint intervals but found myself running out of breathe.

With 10 days left I feel confident with planning that I will complete 30 days in a row..oh and i’m looking at another run streak challenge as I’m trying to hit a certain mileage mark by the end of 2017…which is right around the corner!

Hope you’re having a great monday !

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An Arctic Adventure (But first I need your help!)

Hi there,

I promise to share a running post soon..but now for something completely different!

I already wrote this on facebook but I’m writing it here too. I love the cold as in I love winter camping. I even traveled to the arctic circle simply because of snow , bucket list dreams and getting as far north as possible.

So when I saw this contest..I told myself I needed to try and win! It’s pretty simple. You have to vote for me between now and December 14th. I can’t really tell how many are in the North America Region but not a lot…the current winner in that region is around 335 votes..and I have more then 1500 Facebook friends..( I think I got a pretty good shot…just saying)

The contest talks about videos but I’m not savvy that way..but I’m great with words!

Dog-sledding is another life dream of mine (bucket list doesn’t seem to be as relevant any more) in fact one my favourite childhood movies is Balto which is based off the events in rural Alaska that lead to the creation of the Iditarod ! So really it feels like this contest was made for me.

Basically I can win one of two ways.

  1. By getting the most votes by December 14th
  2. If i don’t get enough a jury will decide the first way seems easier.. 

The contest doesn’t specify if  you can vote everyday and I already voted for myself. But I’m relying on my social network and the power of sharing posts to help me. I’ve got 28 days. I will remind you let’s make em count. The worst is that I don’t win..and hey you don’t know unless you try!

I’m asking for your help friends. Please vote share this post and help me try and win this ridiculous prize. The link is below :

Official voting page for Melissa!  

 

Thanks in advance friends. I owe you one!

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