Day 143: 5km track run with Dr.Nana

“I run simply because I can – When I get tired, I remember – those who can’t run, and what they’d give to have this precious gift that I take for granted. – Then, I run even harder – I know they would do the same for me.” 

katpatThis morning I was scheduled to run in Eau Claire with Dr. Nana, however, for anyone that doesn’t live in Southern Alberta you may not know that we are getting hammered by a winter storm. So when I woke up I thought, hmmm, probably won’t have to run and I was sort of relieved because of everything that went on yesterday – I thought “WOOOWHOOO, a break!!”  I wasn’t feeling it this morning. So I sent a text just to see, but she had passes for the track at the university so we decided we would meet there. I was a little disappointed and not feeling energetic, but I went to my book of quotes to get myself going and was reminded that it’s a freaking gift that I could handle six (6) straight hours of exercise and ever consider running the next day. I knew I wasn’t sore or tired enough not to go, so I decided to buck up.

Off I went to catch the LRT.

We hit the track and completed 5km. It was nice because it was so consistent, but my goodness is it ever boring to run around and around and around!  I think it took us about 30-32 minutes which was great. My shoulders are still a bit stiff from yesterdays work out, but other than that I’m feeling pretty good.

We treated ourselves to brunch at Cheesecake Cafe and now to relax for the rest of the day!

Hope everyone is happy & healthy out there; and if you’re in Calgary, be careful on the roads!

Day 111: First 2013 #run with #wedgie!

yahoo calgary wedgie runYAHOO! Wedgie is back in town and we went for our first run of the new year this evening. The weather was perfect. The sidewalks were pretty much bare except for the part where I completely, and totally almost wiped out. P.S: You should all take comfort knowing that the first thing I reached for was Wedgie (sorry) because apparently I am one of “those” assholes – when I go down, so will everyone else!

We changed the route up a bit tonight. I won’t tell you how because I’m too freaked out about creepy people following or trying to find us, but it was a good one. Only a few yappy dogs barking from behind fences and few spots that weren’t very well lit.

Our pace was consistent. Super enjoyable. We carried on our normal conversation. We had lots to talk about (well, I may have talked too much – sorry!) But I had an awesome time! I was a little worried beforehand because I’ve been eating veggies pretty much all day and thought the run could literally go either way. It was good! We also looked like “real” runners with our Lululemon hats and mitts. They are pretty awesome, however, I sort of feel silly like the hat doesn’t fit or slides around. Does anyone else notice that?

Anyway here are tonights stats:day 111 half marathon training calgary

  • Distance: 6.71km
  • Time: 46:22
  • Pace: 6:55
  • Best Pace: 6:05

Also, I want to acknowledge that tonight was Wedgies first official night of training for half-marathon herself. YAHOO!!!!! I’m so honoured to be a part of your training and  I know you’re going to kick-ass friend!!!!!!