Things have been fairly quiet here since getting home from Disneyland and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Both Neil and I wound up getting sick as soon as we got home. I had managed to avoid the usual cold and flu season so I was hoping this bug would pass quickly with some hot and spicy soup, vitamin C and lots of rest.
No luck…my view has mostly looked like this lately. Lots of snuggle time with Peat.
On Sunday I finally felt a bit better and so I headed out for my scheduled long run. I decided to run the hilly route through Bowmont Park and it was a beautiful morning out. I kept the pace fairly slow and easy and felt pretty good for the first 90 min or so.
After that the fatigue from being sick set in and the last bit was a struggle.
Maybe running 11 miles while still feeling under the weather was a bit of a stretch… On the plus side I tried two new flavours of Gu that I picked up at the Tinker Bell expo – Big Apple and Sea Salt Chocolate Roctane.
The Big Apple was actually quite tasty and the Sea Salt Chocolate was really good. If you live in Calgary I spotted these two flavours for sale at Bow Cycle this past weekend. Also at Bow Cycle? Skratch Labs Cookie Mix!!
Monday…aka Victoria Day…was a holiday around these parts. I met up with some friends for my first outdoor ride of the year. It was 9C when we started and would only warm up to about 13C so I bundled up. I wore a tank top, my Oiselle Wazzie Wool long sleeve, a long sleeve slightly heavier bike jersey and a wind vest, plus long tights over my tri shorts. I also wore full fingered gloves and a toque underneath my helmet.
For the most part I felt pretty comfortably dressed for the temperature, but the wind was strong and fairly cold. It was still nice to be out with friends though! We even spotted three deer on our ride.
I followed my ride up with a short brick run (my legs felt like noodles), then popped into the grocery store for a chocolate milk.
Then it was home to hang out with this guy!
How was your weekend? What did you get up to?