Thursday, 24 April 2014

Virtual Run Date - Regina

Hi runners! After a bit of a hiatus, I am so happy to share the third post in the Virtual Run Date series.

Meet Erin!
Hi all! I’m Erin from Running Tall and I’m currently running and living in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It’s a prairie city where it’s 30+ in the summer and -40 in the winter (Celsius!). Classic Canada, right?



If I were visiting your city, where would we go on a run?
The prettiest and most popular running route in Regina is definitely the path around Wascana Lake, a manmade lake in the middle of the city. Once around the lake is about 5km but it also hooks up with a city wide trail so you can get your long runs in too.


The city even clears the path in the winter so you can safely run year round.  Love hitting the Wascana Lake trail with my favorite running partner – my chocolate lab Sadie.



Where should I stop for a pre-run coffee?
My favorite coffee spot is Brewed Awakenings, mainly because they are one of the only places in town that offer almond milk. I love a good vanilla almond milk latte! 

Where is the best spot for a post-race brunch?
My brunch heart belongs to Fresh & Sweet! It’s a local downtown breakfast and lunch spot that serves up some amazingly creative sweet and savory dishes. It was even recently featured on the Food Network Canada so it’s kind of a big deal ;)

I forgot my shoes/gels/running socks… where can I get some new gear?
Stick with the tried and true – The Running Room

What is the must-run race of the season?
Definitely has to be the Queen City Marathon that happens here in early September. We’re a small enough city that this race sells out and still feels nice and intimate. You can do a 5km, half, full, or full relay and it’s even a Boston Qualifier. Pretty legit! I'm running the half for the second time this year and looking to PR – fingers crossed! 

Is there anything else you would like to share to rep your hometown? 
I’m pretty freaking proud of the hardiness of Regina runners! Like I said, it gets COLD here in the winter and there will always be some runners out there killing it in layers and a full face mask in the dead of winter.

Connect with Erin
@running_tall



6 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting me show off Regina or #YQR as we like to tag it ;)

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    1. Erin you are awesome! And Sadie looks like the best running partner around ; )

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  2. Love reading your blog - I just nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog!! :)

    http://runningcanadiangirl.blogspot.ca/2014/04/liebster-award.html

    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! I will work on that post ASAP!!

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  3. Love this series! It's fun to learn about where other people run

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    1. I need more volunteers to head further East ; )

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