A few weekends ago, my friend Leigh and I signed up to run a free 10k hosted by a local running group.
Oddly called the Fat Ass Rockstar Trail Run, it seemed like the perfect way to ease into a new running year. Or so we thought…
The run was definitely a trail run as advertised, but what we didn’t realize was that WE were creating the trail. Through the snow. For 10 kilometres.
It turns out that trail running is a very popular activity, both in summer and during the winter. A local organization called Trail Run Manitoba coordinates and hosts numerous events every year, and there are hundreds of members.
At the starting line, with the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights in the background
Leigh and I ran into a group of lovely ladies as we were heading to breakfast after the run, and they talked so enthusiastically about the group that I think we’re both going to join.
It was definitely not what I expected to be doing with my Sunday morning. To be honest, had I known what the trail run entailed I likely wouldn’t have signed up. It was really tough work. But, I did it! And I can’t wait until I can try it again…