Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Calgary Marathon 2017

Oh, hi there! I know it's been awhile months since I've last posted. Let's catch up!

I was busy covering our local hockey team's playoff run, for basically 40 days straight, and then started coaching more at Orangetheory Fitness. I also went on a vacation to Napa and San Francisco with some friends which was amazing! My roommate Allie (who's sadly moving out soon) has a place there so we spent time at the property and then a day in San Fran. It's so beautiful and I'm already dreaming about when I can make another trip.

It's hard to believe it's almost JUNE and I still haven't run a race yet this year. I've had to DNS THREE races because of my busy schedule. Thankfully, I have Ladiesfest coming up in two weeks and I will be running that with some friends! I'm also training for one of my favourite half marathons, SeaWheeze, and starting to think about my fall "goal" race for this year. I'm seriously considering another marathon BUT not sure if it's going to happen this year. I know my mom is probably doing a little dance reading that. I've been eyeing up RnR Brooklyn in October. If you've done that race I would love to hear any feedback! I've also heard amazing things about the BMO Okanagan!

This past weekend, I ran the Calgary Marathon kids race with London. We were signed up to do the 10K stroller race but I had something come up at work and ended up having to miss it. Still, we had a blast running the kids race together.

It's a 1.2KM course at the Calgary Stampede grounds. It was London's third time doing this race and definitely his favourite. If your children are under five adults can run with them so this was our last time doing it together. I cherished it! Last year, he completed it in 8:20 and this year he shaved off almost two minutes finishing in 6:32.  He's speedy! He basically ran the whole thing and then finished and asked when he could race again. 

The Calgary Marathon is an event I've taken part in the past four years. I'm a little disappointed they chose to push the 10K back from 7:30am to 11am. I think it was way too warm to be racing at that time. They also pushed the Kids Race from 10am to 9am meaning a lot of the half marathon runners weren't finished in time to run with their kids. I'd like to see those changes reversed for next year. Either way, we'll hopefully be back in 2017!

So, other than planning my upcoming races, I've been busy working on training plans for running clients. I'm also taking on some new responsibilities at work and helping coach London's t-ball. He starts Kindergarden, and Timbits hockey, in the fall so I'm sure my life is only going to be crazier. I also got asked to be a bridesmaid in my friend Danielle's wedding and am so excited and honoured! 

I also have a few upcoming trips on the schedule and other exciting things in the works! 

I can't promise I'll be posting on a regular schedule, again, anytime soon but I'll be back with a recap of my upcoming race in a couple weeks. As always, thanks for stopping by!

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