Some people hate running, I love it. For 36 years of my life I had the mindset that I couldn't run, on my 37th birthday I decided to give a try. I huffed and puffed around Long Pond doing a walk-jog-run combo and nearly passed out, this was the start of the relationship. Over the last 20 months I have built my running distance up to 12 km and I plan on entering my first race this summer, the Tely 10.
This winter my running schedule took a major detour, in a span of 2 months I had multiple head colds, influenza, and a leg injury from shoveling snow, this resulted in zero runs from March 1 to May 1. Yesterday was my first run in two months, I was fatter, slower, and breathed heavier, but I loved it. Let the training days continue!!
Winter has arrived again in St. John's, and one of my favourite places to go is Three Pond Barrens, located in Pippy Park.
As you may know, I grew up on the West Coast of Newfoundland and for the first 35 years of my life, I never visited Gros Morne National Park. That all changed in the summer of 2014 when I first hiked Gros Morne Mountain. This year (2016) I did a repeat performance of Gros Morne Mountain, followed the next day by a relaxing boat tour in Western Brook Pond .
Over the Thanksgiving (Canadian) break this year we decided to visit family in Twillingate, Newfoundland. In anticipation of eating two Turkey Dinners (not a typo) I decided to go for a run on the Top of Twillingate Trail.
One of my favourite parks in St. John's at any time of the year, and especially on nice sunny days like today, is Bowring Park. We spent about 1 hr walking along the main trail of Bowring park and branched off to do the South Trail section. Check out the pics below for more information and make sure to take a look at the Google Map of our walk.
One of my favourite hiking trails to do on the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland is the Starlight Trail (named after the former Starlight Motel). The trail gives great views of the Long Range Mountains and Codroy Valley without a lot of effort with the total distance being less than 5 km and maximum elevation is about 350 m.
Realizing that the end of summer is very near :( led us to take a drive to Witless Bay for a short hike along the Beaches Path section of the East Coast Trail. Check out the photos below of this short, but wonderful hike.
Stumbling across this article in the Downhome Magazine lead to a 1 hour drive and 30 minute hike to relive some memories of walking across the La Manche Suspension bridge. Check out the pics below of this short but very enjoyable hike.
Sheldon Huelin is a proud Newfoundlander and enjoys all things outside.