So this blog post is late in coming as I have been a little slow recovering from last weekend’s St. Paddy’s “festivities”. And by festivities I mean a wide range of athletic feats…
Saturday Morning – Athletic Feat #1: 6 km run with mentor Chantal Bernard at The Commons. It was an AWESOME run…you know how some days you feel like you could run forever? Well this was definitely one of those days. Combined with the fact that because I have been running with talkative people (I may talk a bit as well) it was super easy to have a conversation the entire way. I’ve never been able to do that before – this whole team training thing is not just about crossing the finish line for me on May 19. It’s about walking up three flights of stairs to my apartment and no longer being out of breath. It’s about getting a little bit lower out of the hack at curling on Wednesday nights. It’s about being able to talk while running. So many small things are coming together right now.
Saturday Morning – Athletic Feat #2: Team Myles walked in the St. Paddy’s Day Parade – and we had so much fun! We went down Agricola to Cornwallis, turned left on Cornwallis and went down Brunswick Street to finish at Saint Patrick’s Church. Thanks to everyone who lined the streets to watch the parade – hope we see you out cheering on May 19 for the Blue Nose runners as well!
Saturday Morning – Athletic Feat #3: Simply put, after a morning of exercise, Katy, Chantal and I hit up The Armview for a well-deserved brunch. Epic feat – we ate ALL of this…and very much enjoyed the Garrison Tall Ship Amber as well…
Saturday Evening – Athletic Feat #4: Keeping up with my parents (above left) and relatives as we celebrated the day of the Irish. My Uncle Tim & Aunt Doris (above right) made Boiled Dinner and we played some cards…got a little silly and wore lots of green!
Sunday Morning – Athletic Feat #5: Up at 6:00 a.m. to stand in line at The Old Triangle for a 7:00 a.m. open. We got an awesome table (thanks Dana & Michelle!) and settled in for a delicious breakfast and a day of celebrating, dancing and singing – like only the Irish can do. Of course sparkles, stickers and flashing bling were a necessity. Some alcohol may have been consumed in the process…but life is all about balance.
A word of warning: My definition of “athletic feat” may be a bit different from Coach Devin Sherrington’s (360Fit). And to make up for all the “festivities” of the St. Paddy’s Day weekend, he made us run up Citadel Hill eight times in 30 second sprints and then made us do six minutes non-stop. This may not seem like a lot, but it got me to the top of Citadel Hill three times without stopping!!! I had never been able to run all the way to the top – and I did it three times last Tuesday.
Moral: A few beer can help you climb mountains…(or: don’t post pictures on Facebook when you are friends with the coach…)