Day 81: #Treadmill running @TricoCentre … #boring

So for any of you peeps out there in Australia, South Pacific, Mexico, South America basking in the glorious sunshine and warm weather – we’re really taking one for the team here in Canada. You’re welcome. Global warming my arse!

Anyway, today I had full intentions of running one of the hills in a community nearby (it’s pretty steep; perfect distance of 250m) but of course, we were dumped on last night! The snow also continued throughout the day today. Oh, and it started up again this evening.

At any rate, this has been a long day. As I mentioned on twitter, I had blood work today (lucky me!) Last night I had a snack at 9’ish and then I had to fast for at least 10 hours. When I got to my appointment at 12:40 p.m. (the earliest one I could get) the under-friendly clerk scolded me: “You should not have fasted that long. That’s too long. Remember for next time.” As I looked at her quizzically like, “Wtf? Was I supposed to get up at 2 am to eat or something? And… how many times do you think I need to come back for this shit?” Instead, I just smiled and said: “Thanks!” as cheerily as I could manage.

They took five (5) tubes of blood (gross right?) and mid-way through the nurse said to me  (after she noticed I was holding my breath) “You okay?” I could barely reply. I was so scared to make any slight movement with the dang needle in my arm.  I hate labs. No offence to people who work in them. I hate them. I realize they are incredibly important. But I hate them. Have you ever seen anyone smile in a  lab? Patient or staff? Ever notice that the waiting area could be empty and you could be standing at the desk and the clerks pretend they don’t see you. Have you ever noticed the explicit instructions in the bathrooms of labs? Good grief.

Anyway, enough ranting. I did hills tonight at the Trico Centre on the “dreadmill” (thanks Amy). It wasn’t too bad actually. I mean, the treadmills is boring. The gym was packed. And there were pre-adolescents there sans deodorant. Gross. Funny enough, the group from last week was doing their TRX Bootcamp. I caught myself grinning a few times seeing them sweating through those painful moves. I honestly thanked God I was running hills rather than working out in that class. Funny, eh? I thought I might try it out again tonight, but I noticed that there is a regular TRX class one night of the week (not a bootcamp) so I’m going to check that out instead.


I completed a little over three miles. I ran 1/4 mile flat and then 1/4 mile at an incline of no less than 7. The only thing about running on the treadmill (other than boring) is that I don’t feel the same sort of satisfaction. I truly would have gone running outside this evening, but I’m terrified of the ice. I am not one of those people who would gracefully fall – Oh no. I would go down faster than Mayor Ford on a football field.  So I do feel good about my decision to stick to indoor running tonight. When all was said and done, I did some yoga and stretching. I had full intentions of getting out the foam roller but it’s been a while since I used it and the gym was so busy that I didn’t want to hurt myself and have to slink out.

Tomorrow is another rest day. Thank goodness. I’m beat this week!

Hope everyone is happy and healthy out there! Happy Trails 🙂