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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.

#RunChatHunt

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I’ve been posting pictures recently to participate in something called #RunChatHunt. It is a scavenger hunt created by the guys who host #runchat every second Sunday. Thanks to Scott and David for coming up with this idea . It was a great way to add some fun to my runs.

Yesterday I managed to get my last picture to complete the required list so tonight I am taking the opportunity to post about my pictures. Unfortunately the camera on my Blackberry really does not do some of these scenes justice but here are the pictures I took along the way…

1. A running sticker – No I did not cheat, this is not a picture of my car. In fact, the only running stickers I have are on my beer fridge!

IMG-20130317-000872 and 3. My next two pictures cover two items each, a bridge and water so I will post them together here. First you have the Laurier Ave. Bridge across the frozen Rideau Canal. Second you have the Alexandra Bridge over the frozen Ottawa River with Parliament Hill in the background.

IMG-20130315-00085 Gatineau-20130317-000904. A giant hill I ran up. You might not think this is a giant hill but Ottawa is not a hilly city so by our standards this is a good one. This is the entrance to Beechwood Cemetery, Canada’s national cemetery.

Ottawa-20130317-000915. Christmas Decorations still up. I took this picture in my neighbourhood on March 17.

Ottawa-20130317-000946. Historical sign marker. After I ran up the hill at the entrance to Beechwood Cemetery I took a picture of this, the burial site of Sir Robert Borden, the eighth Prime Minister of Canada and face of our $100 bill.

Ottawa-20130317-000927. A welcome to state/city sign. Here is the sign as you cross the Ottawa River into Quebec from Ontario.

Gatineau-20130317-000888. A trail marker. Here is a trail marker for the Rideau Canal trail.

Ottawa-20130317-000939. A scene from my favourite place to run. Here in Ottawa my favourite place to run is the Central Experimental Farm. It is in the heart of the city yet when you are there it feels like you are no longer in the city. For those who don’t know, Ottawa is the only national capital with a working farm in its core.

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10. Letters from signs to spell #runchat. I’m not sure if there are bonus points but the signs I used to create this picture come from three different cities – Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa.

#runchatIn case you are interested where the letters came from here you go:

# is from a construction sign in downtown Toronto.

Toronto-20130322-00103 (1)R is from a street sign here in Ottawa

IMG-20130327-00122U is from a Carleton University sign. I’m a University of Ottawa grad but Carleton is on my way home from work.

IMG-20130327-00126N is from the back of a Canada Post van

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C is from a no left turn sign.

Ottawa-20130327-00128H is from a street sign close to home.

Ottawa-20130327-00130A is from the banner at the start of the Around the Bay race, a race which I recommend to anyone looking for a good hill workout in March!

Hamilton 2-20130324-00113 (1)T is from a stop sign.

IMG-20130327-00124 (1)There you have it. That is my #RunChatHunt adventure. Hope you enjoyed!