Friday, June 12, 2009

I Heart Friday

Ahhh...Friday again...I don't even mind being at work on Fridays! There's always the excitement of the upcoming weekend and all the plans you've made! Wahoo! I felt like this week totally dragged during the days but really now that the weekend is here it kind of seems like it flew by! I've got some fun things planned this weekend and while I should spend some time doing some housework, mowing the lawn, and all that garbage...i'm pretty sure all of a sudden it'll be sunday night again, i'll be vegging on the couch after a tiring but fun weekend, and will have accomplished nothing in the way of housework. It's funny cuz i'm usually so crazy about that stuff and love to have such a clean, spic n span place but once summer comes it's a whole different story. I feel like I tend to give it a really good cleaning only when I know I have visitors coming! I know I'm not the only one...there must be some other athletes out there that are too busy enjoying life, training, and sleeping to fit in that stuff?!

Anyhow, this has been a great week and I have recovered quite well from my 50km. I can't believe how 2 days after the race I was walking around with no pain and running 3 days that is nothing like after a marathon. Running on the bloody road kills ya! So I was really happy to get in a good trail run on wednesday night with Logan up at Nose Hill Park as my first run since the race. We ran for 8km and I figured that was enough for my first run back...and Logan was a panting drooling mess but he had lots of fun. I meant to bring my camera but forgot sorry! Here's a pic I found online showing some of the park...

Yesterday I went for another 8km run at lunch along the Bow River pathway. I was feeling pretty good and it ended up being quite a fast paced run...whoops. I didn't intend to do anything like that the week after a race but I felt good so I went with it. My friend Nancy and I (and Logan of course) went back up to Nose Hill last night on our mountain bikes. I haven't been on my mountain bike in 2 years I think! I forgot how much I loved it. I've got to start doing that more often...good crosstraining for running too!! Unfortunately I'm a little timid (i.e. lame) when it comes to going downhill and because my brakes are effed at the moment, they squeal huge everytime I use i'm sure the whole park could hear what a wimp I was on every downhill I did lol. Other than that it was a super fun night! Again...Logan was completely wiped out after this! Poor huskies...I can't imagine running around in a fur coat! :)

As for today...i'm going to do the Douglas Fir trail after work...I find it a pretty tough run and it's a good one you don't have to travel out of the city to starts about 2km from my doorstep! It involves a ridiculous amount of stairs which I'm not very good at yet...hopefully by the end of the summer I will have mastered them?! I'm going to work it pretty hard and then feel ultimately satisfied and enjoy my evening of eating and boozing at my friend's stagette...apparently there's also a party bus involved...could be interesting. I'll try to nab some good pics :) Hopefully I can keep it under control because I'm not keen on running or hiking tomorrow with a hangover. I think depending on how I feel when I wake up tomorrow will decide if it's a hiking or running in the mountains day :)

Have a great weekend everybody!



  1. Have a great time out on the trails this weekend. Don't party too hard. ;-)

  2. I am exactly the same and just made that same comment on my blog- The only time I did housework this summer was when my boyfriends parents were coming over!

    Nice work at Scorched Sole. I had thought about coming up but decided to stay local. Sounded like a fun race. Next year!