Running Advent Calendar – Day 1 – Lakeside, PEI, Canada

1 Dec

December has arrived; not sure where November went at all, but alas, December is here. 25 Days until Christmas!

For the next 24 days, I have a special Running Advent Calendar to share. Borrowing this wonderful idea from Carina at how crriena runs, and fitting perfectly with the premise of this “Running in Transit” blog, I will be sharing 24 different running routes from around the world – some I have run and some I hope to run one day in the future.

To start this off, Day 1 takes me to one of my favorite places in the world and one of my favorite places to run…Lakeside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Lakeside Beach

My dad grew up in Prince Edward Island, and later purchased a cottage in Lakeside, where we spent all of our summers growing up and continue to go back even though my siblings and I are all now older and are starting families of our own.

Our cottage is 500m from the ocean, so as kids we spent a lot of time there running around. As I got older and still to this day whenever I am there, I like to spend some my mornings running down to the beach and heading east or west depending on my mood for a 25-45 minute run.

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The beach is incredibly beautiful and serene in the morning and perfect for a nice, summer run. Mornings are never too hot and there is usually some kind of breeze coming off the water to keep you at an ideal running temperature, all the while enjoying a wonderfully scenic view.

If I could go back there to run right now, I certainly would!

Stay tuned for Day 2 of the Running Advent Calendar tomorrow.

M.

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29 Responses to “Running Advent Calendar – Day 1 – Lakeside, PEI, Canada”

  1. RunToInspire December 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    I love seeing where other runners are doing there thing!

    • Mary December 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

      Thanks for checking out my blog!

  2. crriena December 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    oh this is lovely! I’m gonna have some Canadian routes on my Calendar as well ūüôā

    • Mary December 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

      That’s great! There are so many beautiful places in Canada, I could probably make my list of 24 places in Canada alone (but I will expand internationally because there are so many great places I have/hope to run in around the world)

  3. Theresa December 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Small world! I grew up spending my summers in PEI (Kensington/Malpeque Bay) and love running up there.

    • Mary December 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Hope you get to make it back there still!

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