Icing…

The weather took a turn for the colder with an unseasonably cold April. That cancelled out Running Man’s promising debut and left us back to the winter runners, although it didn’t stop several of us from signing up early for a couple of races. The tricky part now is getting into race shape through the cold temperatures in time. In spite of the weather, spring things are picking up and everyone is just trucking along. Badminton resumed for us after the Easter break, making me less motivated to work in some personal training…

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Springing…

Running Man 2018 officially kicked off with eight total runners on Saturday, four of them running for the first time this year. We split into two packs and I let Lang drive the bus in front while I brought up the rear. I almost ran out of bananas, and five of us went out for brunch together afterwards. Looking ahead to summer races, there are a number of MEC races on Saturdays, which work perfectly for us. The caveat has to be the four weddings I’ll be attending, although Tina and I already registered for one race the morning after…

Recalibrating…

With lots of snow just as Tina and I left for Asia, I did lots of shovelling before leaving for Hong Kong and Tokyo where lots of food, shopping and walking awaited us. I didn’t get any running in again, but managed not to gain any weight on our trip. Tina got sick back in Edmonton, but I juggled patient care with house chores while reestablishing routine. I was back running after nearly a full month off, and it’s already March before you know it. And as I start planning for running season, already I’ve found a scheduling conflict…

Starting over…

I managed to outdo my November activity in December, thanks mostly to my first ever Winter Conference. Being an AV volunteer meant a lot of running around, aggravating a cold that I caught early in the event. By the time 2018 came around, I was stuck at home avoiding the chilly weather while Tina attended to me. As the symptoms finally receded, my Christmas vacation ended and I was back at work. Running Man also resumed, and I joined Tina and the in-laws for weekly badminton. (Hockey hasn’t started back up yet…)

Eating…

November ended with more overall activity than October and as much as September. I managed to raise a lot more money than I anticipated (although I accounted for over half of the donations via matching), and I resorted to strolling in and out of the office in lieu of weeknight exercise. The Christmas season is bringing a lot of food, and it’s becoming more difficult to keep myself from tipping the the scales. The warmer weather is holding up outdoor winter activities, so all I have to keep fit is daily walking and Running Man…