Lots has happened since my last post. I’m back in Canmore again after a week in BC. I was hoping for some good beach time at the family cabin on Shuswap Lake but the weather refused to cooperate with cold, rainy days when I was at the cabin. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all hot days but I didn’t get to enjoy them since I drove from Canmore to Salmon Arm on Friday, drove to Vernon and back on Saturday to visit my Grandma and then did a running race on Sunday. We went to the cabin Sunday afternoon. Despite the rain we still managed to have a good time with scrabble, monopoly, reading, mountain biking and the adorable kitten from next door. We did do some swimming and motivated by Michael Phelps we attempted to do the butterfly – I’m sure we were a funny sight! We had a few exciting moments when my cousin almost burnt down the cabin after putting a pot with oil in it on a hot burner then going outside and forgetting about it. While some of us were running around trying to find the fire extinguisher (which was on the wall beside the kitchen) my mom calmly found a baking pan and put it on top of the flaming pot averting the disaster. Apparently we don’t have any fire alarms in the cabin...
Last Sunday I did the 10km Raven Run race in Salmon Arm. The idea was to see how quickly I would recover from the two 4-hour workouts earlier in the week. I was clearly not recovered as my time was much slower than last year. The course is incredibly hilly so a bit of tiredness had a big effect on the uphills. The last couple years I have felt really good in this race so it was disappointing to be so tired on the hills. It was also really muggy and humid that morning which didn’t help. I’m glad I’m in a winter sport since I do not like competing in hot weather.
It was really nice to have an easy/rest week this week. Tuesday was my first day off in two and a half weeks! The team has a big week coming up with a 4-day dryland training camp at Highwood Pass then 4 days at the Haig Glacier. I’m excited for some more snow time!
That’s all for now.