This year was a special one for sure. For those that didn't know, my wife badly broke her leg last fall requiring surgery, spending around 6 months in various casts, enduring hours of physio and recovery time in the gym. Still unable to run my wife set a goal of walking the 5 km race in under 1h and 15 minutes, a lofty goal considering all she'd been through.
|Pretty proud of this lady!!|
The expo at the Bluenose is always really good, lots of businesses and booths promoting various events around the maritimes. Plus I got to meet and chat with John Stanton, founder of the Running Room.
|John Stanton - Founder of the Running Room|
I didn't really have a set time that I wanted run but was hoping that I'd come in around 1:45:00, I started off at a pretty good pace, likely a little faster than I should have, but felt good so tried to keep it up. I'd slowed down a bit by the time I hit the park, around 14 k, and managed to finish with a time of 1:46:06.
Another reason why we like the Bluenose so much is that it is one of the only events I'm aware of that has a big party the night of the run for the participants. Lots of food and beverages and a DJ. A great way to loosen up tight leg muscles is to hit the dance floor.
|Some of the PEI crew that ran.|
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