So…confession time. I did not swim on Wednesday. I was mentally prepped to go, but then I started to feel guilty. My folks left earlier this week and so now Finlay is on his own all day, plus I have to rush off to workouts at night. I opted to hang out with the puppster and figure out another day that I could swim.
Thursday was one amazing day! It was 3C and sunny out. It felt like spring! I hit the pathways around downtown for a run over lunch. I have to say, I felt overdressed in capris, a short sleeve and a long sleeve tech shirt. I should have just opted for the long sleeve shirt. I went out for 40 minutes and the run went not too badly. I had a little bit of discomfort in the right shin…one of the tell tale signs that my shoes are nearing retirement. These Asics Kayano 15s have 330 miles on them and I have had them for awhile. They took me through Great White North and Lake Stevens 70.3 so we’ve had some good memories. So…probably time for them to retire. One other thing…those lululemon Run Swiftly shirts that I’ve been raving about with the silver in them? I wore my Police Half marathon shirt and another short sleeve shirt instead. Ahem…they sure were stinky! My apologies to everyone in my elevator as I went back upstairs to my office!
Thursday evening it was back to Canada Olympic Park for my second cross country ski lesson. We spent A LOT of time on the bunny slope practicing getting comfortable with going downhill and learning how to turn. Who knew there was so much downhill in XC skiing? I thought XC skiing was supposed to be relatively flat? 😉 The good thing about practicing all of that downhill was the opportunity to keep going uphill. One of the ways to get uphill is to jog up with your skis, which is a great workout! My turning is still pretty awful, but I am definitely getting more comfortable with going downhill. I only wiped out once!! Although I did land on that same right hip again..ow!
So…I’m seriously thinking about picking up some XC ski equipment at some point if I can get a good deal on it. For those of you who may know those sort of things…when is the best time of year to pick up XC ski equipment on sale? If you live in Calgary do you have any suggestions on where to go? I know MEC sells equipment, I’m just wondering where else. Thanks!!!!
Happy Friday!! Can you believe the Olympics in Vancouver start today?