It’s that time again and with the arrival of March, I’m happy to introduce local Edmonton surveyor, Chris Skrenek as The Streets Initiative’s featured runner for the next 2 month donation period. I was glad that Chris agreed to help out because he epitomizes a large part of what my secondary goal with the project is, which is to promote running and an active lifestyle. Chris and I went to school together in St. Albert and at the time running wasn’t exactly on either of our radars. I think we were both more concerned with taking it easy and finding out where the next house party was going to be!
I was surprised then when a few years ago I bumped into Chris at a 5 Peaks Trail Race here in the city and found out that he had become an avid runner and cyclist. It’s an easy lifestyle to fall into since, especially nowadays with the use of social media, it’s much easier to get involved with running and cycling clubs. Chris invited me to get out of my comfort zone and join the November Project a few times running hills at Walterdale Hill or stairs over at Glenora in the last couple of years.
As part of the Featured Runner segment, they get to choose any running route of any distance and Chris and I got together for a run in the Capilano area. Chris’ route profiled a good selection of some of the paved, unpaved, and single track trails between Goldbar Park and the Dawson Bridge. It turned out to be a pretty great day to go for a run and I’m glad we went. I appreciate your support, Chris!