Wow…where has the time gone? I can’t believe the weekend is almost over. This week was somewhat of a fail on getting workouts done… I know, I just raced a half Iron last weekend, and even though I was recovering that didn’t mean that I would get the whole week off. Here is the breakdown:
– Cycling: 2 rides scheduled for a total of 3 hours. I rode once for just over 2.5 hours.
– Running: 2 runs scheduled for a total of 1:45 hours. I ran twice…for a total of 50 minutes.
– Swimming: 2 swims for 1:30, but I only swam once.
So what have I been doing if it wasn’t really working out?
Friday was rodeo day at the Calgary Stampede! I caught the afternoon show with barrel racing, bronco riding, bull riding and a few other fun activities. Once the rodeo was over we went to check out the food available at the midway. Warm beef sundae anyone? (No, I didn’t eat it, I just took a picture of someone random stranger’s. I swear I wasn’t the only one to do that!)
How about some pizza on a stick?
A guy gave me a $10 food voucher which I put towards some deep fried Oreos…
After we were done damaging our arteries it was on to an event offsite event at Fort Calgary – Glass Tiger and Tom Cochrane with Red Rider!!! This was a super fun event. Sleeman is the sponsor here (as opposed to Budweiser who sponsors the Stampede) so the beverages are better… Plus your ticket includes a dinner of beef on a bun, baked beans, coleslaw and a fruit cup. Tom Cochrane was fantastic and was a really fun night.
Saturday was a busy day of errands. Off to the hairdresser, then a quick drive to Balzac to stop in at Bass Pro Shops to pick up a birthday present for my brother. As my hairdresser put it, they did a good job keeping a taxidermist in business with that store!
I was supposed to have a long run of an hour that afternoon, but when I got home I was bagged. A nap in front of the Tour sounded like a much better idea.
Sunday Pam and I rode a portion of the Calgary 70.3 bike route. We basically rode the Grand Valley – Horse Creek loop portion. The weather was terrific and it was a fun ride. We capped the ride off with a 20 minute brick and a trip to MacKay’s for some ice cream! I tried Infinit for the first time on the bike today. I had brought one bottle of Infinit and some gel to round out my nutrition for the rest of the ride. I only drank my one bottle of Infinit, so I definitely didn’t take enough in on the bike. It made for a fairly painful brick run… Lesson learned that I need more on a 2.5 hour ride.
In the afternoon I went out grocery shopping…and came home with a BBQ! I’ve been thinking about upgrading to a larger BBQ (I have an itty bitty Patio Caddie at the moment). I thought I found a good deal at Superstore, but opted to check Home Depot out before I committed, and found a really good deal there. But it was 6 pm and the sale ended at 8 pm…and they didn’t have the one I wanted in stock. Cue the running around to another Home Depot to locate my dream BBQ. I lucked out, somehow managed to get it into my front yard (?) and spent the rest of the evening assembling it. Isn’t it beautiful?
As soon as the BBQ was together I went inside and made myself a peanut butter sandwich for dinner and sat down in front of the Tour.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!! Be sure to check out Marlene’s giveaway!!