We successfully completed our 3 mile run today along the Glenmore Reservoir. It was only my second time running there and it was terrific! We left at around 9:30 a.m. MST and finished shortly after 10:00 a.m. Confession time: I had no idea what the distance was but based it on my watch and previous times. If anyone happens to know distances along the reservoir, let me know. I did see markers, but had no context to measure as they were intermittent.
Other than not having an accurate distance, we did have a fantastic time. If you’ve never been to the reservoir, you should give it a try. There are several points of access, so depending on where you are you can pop onto the trail at various places. It’s a busy, busy 17km trail! Most people we greeted were friendly and bikers were completely respectful of space, warning when they were coming up from behind. It was really neat to see the kids at the Glenmore Sailing Club begin their daily lessons (something F hadn’t seen before.) We could also hear the train at Heritage Park which was pretty cool and caught our attention several times (F likes whistles.) There were police on bikes patrolling the trail, which gave me a great sense of comfort because weirdos come out during daylight as well. Some good news: my blisters are on the mend! Had a great comment from another blogger recommending Body Glide to help with running injuries so I’ll be trying it out next time.
Now let’s not kid ourselves, the Glenmore Reservoir is certainly not the Bras d’Or Lakes, but it beat running around storm water pools that people in Alberta mistake for mini-lakes e.g.: Aspen Landing; people run around the storm water.)
It’s a beautiful day out there so we’re heading to the park. I’ll be enjoying a rest day tomorrow but I’m sure I’ll find more to blog about!