September has been a pretty crazy month for me with a ton of trips. Sometimes that can make training a challenge, or else it can make it interesting by having new places to run in!
At the beginning of last week I was in Lloydminster. I only had a short 20 min run to do and it felt nice to shake out my sore legs from the Prairie Mountain hike the day before. Luckily there was a pathway near where I was staying that I was able to run on.
My run wasn’t long enough to make it all the way to Bud Miller Park (which has some gorgeous running trails) but it was a beautiful afternoon out in Lloyd that made for a nice run.
Last Wednesday I was on the road again. I was off to Kelowna for a business trip. We were recruiting at the UBC Okanagan campus and our recruiting team was looking for a UBC alumni to attend. Lucky me! As soon as I arrived and checked in to my hotel I was excited to head off to my favourite trail for a run – Mission Creek. Unfortunately I’d forgotten to pack socks! I managed to make it to Fresh Air Experience before they closed and I was back in business. To the trail!!
I don’t know if it was the change in elevation or just how I was feeling but I was able to run a bit faster than I have been lately. That was nice to see! What wasn’t nice to see was there there was apparently a bear in the area along the trail!I continued on the trail since I really had no idea where this bear would be. About 5 minutes later some cyclists came toward me and warned me the bear was just up ahead, on the other side of the creek. My response?Apparently my husband back home in Calgary found this somewhat amusing. This was his response…The entire run felt like almost 40 minutes worth of speed work…but it was really nice to be out for a run in Kelowna (even with the bear alert and all).
Do you find travelling makes it tough to get your training in or do you enjoy the opportunity to mix up the scenery a bit?