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#RunChatHunt

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may have noticed that since the end of November I have been participating in the #RunChatHunt scavenger hunt.

It was the third or fourth time that I participated in the scavenger hunt. I find searching for items to be a great way to plan my routes and add some fun to my runs.

This time around the hunt involved a search for the following 12 items…

My search was mostly successful. I managed to find 8 of the 12 items on the list. The items I did not find were a Salvation Army Bell Ringer, Leftover Halloween decorations, Runner in holiday gear and start/finish line of a race.

Here are my photos that I submitted for the hunt:

A selfie with a snowman…

Another picture for #runchathunt a selfie with a snowman #runchat @therunchat

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Snowflakes…

Another picture for #runchathunt snowflakes. This was my first run in the snow this winter @therunchat #running

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A view from a trail…

For #runchathunt a view from a trail, the Rideau River Trail #running @therunchat

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A bridge…

Another shot for #runchathunt a bridge, the Pretoria Bridge across the Rideau Canal @therunchat #running

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Something that best represents my city…

For #runchathunt something that best represents my city, the Parliament of Canada #running @therunchat

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A school zone sign…

Another shot for #runchathunt this afternoon. A school zone sign #running @therunchat

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A high school track…

For #runchathunt a shot of a high school track @therunchat #running

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A holiday inflatable…

Finally got my first shot for #runchathunt a holiday inflatable @therunchat

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#RunChatHunt 2015

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you might have noticed that I have been participating in #RunChatHunt this month. For those of you not familiar with it #RunChatHunt is an online scavenger hunt organized by the organizers of #runchat on Twitter.

This time there was a list of 10 items to find. I managed to find 8 of them. Since the hunt ends tomorrow I am writing a blog post about my experience for a bonus entry. Here are the items I found in June.

1. A body of water. This is the Rideau Canada, a UNESCO World Heritage site here in in Ottawa.

#RunChatHunt pic #1 a body of water – Rideau Canal #runchat #running @therunchat

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2. A U.S. flag. I could have taken a picture of a Canadian flag but since they are easy to find here in Ottawa I took a picture of American flag flying in front of the Embassy here in Ottawa.

#RunChatHunt pic #2 a U.S flag @therunchat #runchat

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3. A sunset.

#RunChatHunt pic #3 a sunset over the Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill #runchat @therunchat

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4. Something unique to my city. Ottawa is the only world capital with a working farm in its core. here is the Central Experimental Farm.

5. A statue. I figured a statue of Terry Fox was appropriate in this case.

Another pic for #RunChatHunt a statue of Terry Fox @therunchat #running

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6. An empty beer can.

Another pic for #RunChatHunt an empty beer can on my way home tonight @therunchat #runchat

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7. A garden gnome.

Another pic for #RunChatHunt a garden gnome spotted on my way home @therunchat #runchat

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8. A home under construction.

Another pic for #RunChatHunt a home under construction @therunchat #runchat

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That’s my experience with #RunChatHunt. You can check pictures from other runners on Twitter. You can also participate in #runchat on Sunday evenings.

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Running rules to live by.

How to learn from your race experience.

Lessons learned from running.

Highlights of the holiday to holiday #RunChatHunt

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Does beer taste better after a run?

The holiday #runchathunt is on now. I will be participating.

Here is a race report to show that sometimes race results can surprise you in a good way.

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

A post about running and craft beer, two things I enjoy!

If you have read this blog before you’ll know running with a Chariot plays a big part in my training. Here is another post about running with a stroller.

Tips for race day pacing.

 

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Advice on when to run fast and when to run slow.

Can rituals improve your race day performance?

A post about quality runs.

A profile of Canadian bloggers on the #runchat blog.

 

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Do you place too much emphasis on the long run?

Here is a good story about this year’s Boston Marathon.

Looking for some coaching? Here is a new initiative that might help.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow nght.

Saturday Stories

20130713-085301.jpg

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories

Here are five good tips for marathon training.

Here is good advice to keep in mind when buying a new pair of running shoes.

Some thoughts on the value of solo runs.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.

Saturday Stories

20130713-085301.jpg

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Here is a good post about the importance of nutrition for runners.

Tips for running while on vacation.

A story about a runner who got caught out in the record downpour that hit Toronto Monday.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.

Saturday Stories

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories….

93 year-old runs the Mt. Washington Road Race.

Three ways to improve your marathon time.

Are you a runner or a racer?

How do you define yourself when it comes to running?

Finally, don’t forget #runchat on Twitter tomorrow night.