Photo of The Week – Volunteers

I took my favourite photo of this week last Sunday while I was a volunteer/committee member for the Liv9 Fredericton Fall Classic.

Towards the end of the race the crowd at the finish and the volunteers received word that one runner/walker was still on the course at about 1.5km from the finish line and was struggling to finish. Within moments a large number of the volunteers headed to to run/walk the participant into the finish.

In the end 12 of our volunteers accompanied the participant to the finish to the cheers and delight of the crowd that was remaining. This act shows the power of volunteers and of good will. I was proud that it happened at a race that I helped to organize. Please enjoy.

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Thank  you to every volunteer, everywhere.

One Foot in Front of the Other

Chris

Weekly Exercise Roundup and Photo of the Week

It’s winter, who wants to run outside?

Last week I managed to run 3 times; twice outside and once on the treadmill for a total of 22 kilometers.

The treadmill run was of 7 kilometers with 5 kilometers of it at a 8:50 minute/mile pace and 2 kilometers at a 8:25 pace; both at a 1% incline. The other two runs were conducted outside, without a pace goal, for distances of 5 and 10 kilometers respectively. From the two outside runs it is apparent that I am not in winter running shape.

I also hiked in snowshoes for 2 kilometers.

Overall it was a fairly modest week but the two outside runs were my first ones of the winter, the three runs were the most in a week in about a month and the 10 kilometer run was my longest since last October.

I plan to continue to run three runs a week and build up my distances; I still plan on conducting most of my runs on the treadmill.

Photo of the week

My photo of the week is one that I took last Saturday afternoon as I snowshoed in the University of New Brunswick woodlot. It was very cold but sunny, which made for crisp image conditions.

I took the photo with a Nikon D7100 and a Nikkor 18-200 lens and I edited the photo in the Adobe Lightroom program.

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You can also see this and all of my other photos at my 500px account.

I hope that you all have a great week, one foot in front of the other!

Chris