Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

Random Updates


dog in lake

It’s a been a while hasn’t it?

It’s been so long since my last post, it’s nearly winter. I actually did see snow on the weekend, but it was way up in the mountains so we’re still safe for now.

Wow, so much has happened over the summer I don’t even know where to begin. How about some highlights?

I have been struggling with what I had hoped was just a bruised heel. It’s actually a heel spur and plantar fasciitis. Oh goody!

The heel issue that I was denying started back in June and got really awesome just 3 weeks before my one and only planned out-of-town race this year. Great timing! I still managed to pull off my second fastest time out of 5 attempts at my favourite love-to-hate race, The Emperor’s Challenge.

Emperor's Challenge

The view from the top of the Emperor’s Challenge

Oh, I also smacked myself in the face, lower lip to be precise, with a weight bar at CrossFit. Of course the two most epic CrossFitters from town got to witness my awkwardness. I’m just way too cool. I didn’t cry though and I likely should’ve got stitches as I split my lip pretty good. I have a nice bulgy ugly scar now. Would you believe I did this the day before I had a wedding to go to? Yup! I know how to plan things.

wedding at Muncho Lake

You can sort of see my cut lower lip (I’m the one on the right). 

The day after that I helped with a colour run that could have no colour because apparently corn starch (the stuff the colour is added to) is actually very flammable. Keep that in mind when you sign up for your next colour run. Just don’t smoke and you should be okay.

We also went on an epic hike up a few mountains the other day. Mountains just make me so happy. Kobi too, she’s just a little mountain goat.

dog on a mountain

Kobi posing on the mountain.

dog and hiker

We’re so happy when we’re in the mountains.

An up and coming cool event is happening next weekend.  CrossFit Coach Coty is hosting the first ever trail run with epic CrossFit stations next week! I’m excited! I’m going to try very hard not to smack myself in the face with a kettle bell. I’m sure I’ll manage to hurt myself somehow. It will for sure be in front of an audience too as what better way to humiliate yourself than in front of an aid station and some totally cool CrossFit people who know how not to smack their faces with weights.

I will for sure post after the race and if I hurt myself, I’ll take a photo, unless it’s real bad.

Alrighty folks, that’s it for now. Standby for next weeks epic re-telling of the first ever CrossFit trail run! Bears may be involved!

Stone Mountain Park

One more from the mountains

Seen any snow yet? Ever smacked yourself in the face with a weight bar? Guess how many bears I saw in August? Is it feeling like autumn or winter where you live?

Author: Angie

I live in northern British Columbia, Canada. I found my dog Kobi in 2011 when she was only 5 weeks old and we've been having running adventures ever since.

9 thoughts on “Random Updates

  1. Ouch, I hope your lip is better now. Good luck at the trail run next week (and no smacking yourself)!

  2. We missed you! I wanted to ask: Does Kobi actually recognize Caribou as her sister when they meet up to play? They seem so happy to see each other. (I don’t know a lot about dogs) 🙂

    • I’ve miss blogging too! There’s just so much happening in the summer!

      Kobi totally recognizes her sister when they see each other and vice versa. It’s so cool! They make this funny high pitched cry/whine and they play like maniacs.

  3. I love seeing all your adventures with Kobi on IG…such a happy dog 🙂 Hope your lip is better.

    • Kobi is so happy! I love having adventures with her. I’m much more consistent with IG than I am with blogging.

      Lip is doing well. Just a scar now – adds character. Hope your foot is doing better!

  4. Ohh Angie, I am so sorry about your misfortunes. I have never smacked myself with weights, but then again , have never taken CrossFit. 🙂
    I would be in much worse condition..haha.
    Let me guess Angie….4 bear sightings in August. We have had the hottest week of summer a week ago, even though it was the 1st week of Sept; but it is cooling a bit now! 🙂

    • Good guess Carl! I did have 4 bear sightings while out walking or running. Several more while driving but those don’t count. We had a warm day today but it’s been perfect weather otherwise. I just love that there are very few bugs out! Oh, Crossfit is a lot of fun, but a bit dangerous if you’re clumsy like me 😊😊. I hope the weather cools off for you soon!

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