Dipping…

Summer ended abruptly over the long weekend for us. We were in Calgary and the rains provided some much-needed relief from the smoke and forest fires (although it also kept us away from Banff and inside shopping centres). That was quickly followed by another drop in the thermometer leading to frost warnings and wet snow. It put a halt to any last-minute summer plans we had, and Running Man is already down to the winter runners now (it’s only September). Badminton’s started, but I’m non-committal towards hockey…

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Edmonton Marathon…

The smoke from B.C. relented just enough to allow for an almost ideal race day. Tina and I were lining up for our 10K when we ran into Hikari who had just finished her very first 21.1K (after flip-flopping about whether or not to sign up for and run the race). Lang was on hand to cheer us on and we saw him just past the start line. I ran slowly (sometimes too fast for Tina) and blabbered the whole way, but we kept pace and finished our third race together in just under eighty minutes. (Her Orange Theory training really paid off…)

Anticipating…

The Edmonton Marathon is approaching and the tapering is about to begin. Aside from Tina and me in the 10K, Hikari registered for her first 21.1K. I also found out that several coworkers and acquaintances have signed up for various distances. So even without a lot of Running Man people participating, we’re expecting a number of familiar faces in two Sundays’ time. I’ve been ready for 10K all summer, but Tina’s been training harder at Orange Theory than on pavement working on her distance. It’s a toss-up how she’ll do…

Ailing…

Two straight nights of Orange Theory was followed by three days of losing any sense of appetite. It was another day before I fully recovered from my aches and pains – in time for the start of summer Ultimate where the lightning, wind and rain were abundant. It’s been slim pickings at the last two Running Man practises, with only Boon joining me and Tina. Yesterday was our hottest night ever at Ultimate, and I briefly got the wind knocked out of me during a collision. To top it all off, I’m presently dealing with a dull headache…

Exercising…

The answer to the question from my last blog post appears to be “no”. Ultimate wrapped up for the spring with a one-week break before summer season (we also did a “friendly” at Tim’s annual Canada Day BBQ). Tina and I did a lot of work on our yard over the long weekend (a minor makeover of sorts), so we had no shortage of physical activity. She also convinced me to try Orange Theory with a free one-week referral; my debut yesterday is still giving me sore legs now, but I have a second session tonight so the jury’s still out…