MarTrain Day 3: snow, ice & dogs.

If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.

marathon training in calgary Tonight marked the third day for marathon training. I completed 1.5 miles on some not-so-stellar sidewalks. It has legit been snowing all day in Calgary (still is) and there’s a few cm of fresh snow on top of ice, so it’s a bit dicey. But despite the conditions, the run was great. I really enjoyed it and typically I hate short runs. However, as you know, getting into a new running routine is exhausting so I am OK with the shorter distances right now.

Whilst out running, there were many people out shovelling. One gal was out with her little white dog. I was familiar with this dog. It barks. A lot. And it has a wee bit of an attitude. So when the owner wasn’t pulling it in on its leash, I came to a bit of a halt. Sorry. Little dogs scare me more than big dogs; I find them unpredictable and considering how much that little thing was yapping, I didn’t want to take a chance with my ankles. The owner legit had to bend down and hold the dog in place so he wouldn’t move, I thought it was funny. Napoleon syndrome.


Tonight the temperature is supposed to dip down to -20 and tomorrow is supposed to be really chilly so I’m glad it is a REST DAY. I finally found my gator today after months of it on the missing list. If I could find my winter running tights, I’d be a happy camper too… though they likely don’t fit me now anyway!

Are you training for a race? Let me know what you’re doing to get ready for it! Leave your tips and updates in the comments below 🙂


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