“Life is a beautiful journey.” – M.W.
Today was allegedly national running day. Now, I don’t know if it’s a US thing, an Australia thing or a Canadian thing, but I decided that what better way to celebrate the day than doing some hill training?
“Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” -Dean Karnazes
I think I’ve already mentioned that every time I have run since the Boston Marathon my thoughts always lead to the people who were affected by this years tragic events. I can’t honestly say I’ve hit the pavement without being so thankful for the ability to run (even if I am slow!) So today, I ran for Boston. Again.
Now, I wasn’t particularly feeling the hills today. But as stubborn as I am, I decided I would pick the 350m hill by Diamond Cove. What a prick that hill is. Actually, I felt good about myself because a cyclist whizzed by me at the bottom and when I hit the turnaround point, I passed him going up (he had dismounted at this point.) I was barely moving, but I was proud.
Anyway, I finished today doing an extra run up the hill. I know I could have pushed myself more but a deer scared the shit out of me and after some “animal” talk with runners/bikers last night, I decided to beat it home.
That’s it from this end. Don’t forget to sign up for our ALL-Alberta Cabot Trail Relay team – so, so, so excited about this!!!!
Hope everyone is happy and healthy out there!
p.s.: the new runkeeper gives splits and elevation. I am in love. Was just looking for this info on other runs today. Awesome.