Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day!

Happy National Running Day everyone!


Today, Tina and I had planned to run hills.  Of course, last night after a dayhome interview Buggie dropped a toy in the car and I reached around the seat to retrieve it...only to battle severe spasms in my back for the rest of the evening. Not fun.  I think I dislocated a rib.  At bedtiome last night, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to run at all.

But I had to...it was going to be National Running Day.  How can you NOT run on National Running Day.

Luckily, after drugging myself with muscle relaxants last night, I woke up mostly spasm-free.  I could still feel it, but it didn't feel like someone was trying to stab my lung anymore.

So, Tina met me at around noon and we headed out into the heat to run some hills.  Almost immediately, I was asking her to dial back the pace a bit.  Not a good sign.

So we ran 4 hills, which is better than no hills and not quite as good as the 6 hills I had hoped for.

We also took a bunch of pictures (bet you're shocked)



At the top of one of the hills there was this sign:
No walking allowed on National Running Day!
At the end of the 2nd hill, Tina told me she wasn't sure I should even be running at all...I told her I'd call it soon.  and I did. Last hill is a killer...my work neighbourhood is perfect for hill training....


Somehow my Nike+ paused when I went to take pictures (I am NOT impressed with the latest update) so This it Tina's watch.


Tonight I'll be at the chiropractor to get myself fixed up.  I am contemplating joining my Vancouver runner girls long distance in a 5Peaks trail race on Saturday but I want to be sure I can run pain free before I sign up for Canmore. Guess we'll see.

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  1. I love the 5Peaks races! Canmore is a beautiful course. I only ever do the shorter distance because the longer course is always just a double loop-I realized after the marathon i'm not a loop kinda gal. I do like a good out and back though.

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    1. hmm - I had the same realization after Okanagan that year... ;)

      Turns out I couldn't do Canmore...but I am now signed up for Fish Creek in August :) you should join me there!

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    2. I'll see how i feel about running next week before i think i about signing up. My body is very out of whack since i stopped nursing. My energy level has crashed and my legs feel like lead :(

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  2. I am going to have to take the scenic route home one day and check out these hills. Between Elbow and whatever that is that runs south of the LRT station. Hmmm.

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    1. Sacramento Drive. There are about 8-10 streets and some alleys - all with varying grades and length of hill. It is really quite perfect for hill training...you can run 8 hills and never run the same one twice!

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    2. (these are all off of Sacramento - not all of them go straight through to Elbow)

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  3. NO WALKING ALLOWED!!! heehee. Thanks for another great RUNCH

    I love our pics. They kill me. Is it wrong to think we are funny? Or maybe i just love them cause we have so much DANG fun!!!

    You will love the August Race too! Too bad about Canmore. I almost always do the shorter race. This will be a long one to prep for rundles revenge and sinister 7!! eeeps.

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    1. We are HILARIOUS! Nothing wrong with that. Serious ppl need not apply!

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  4. Oh geez I've had that pain before after reaching behind for something. It's never been as severe as a dislocated rib though.

    I can't believe you still went for a run and did HILLS! You are crazy!!

    I love all the pictures and your expressions with the walk way sign!

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    1. Yeah - I took it pretty easy. I only kept with the hills because it would mean I would only be a block from the office if I ended up having to bail...

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