Wednesday, February 24, 2010

snowshoe running

well, it's been a couple of sweet days of fresh 'pow', allowing me to haul out my dions and do some running in the woods. tuesday was a romp through palgrave with the only other tracks belonging to richard and barb on skis, and a few puppy tracks of course.

wednesday i drove over to humber station, and ran the trails to centerville creek. it was gorgeous - and so quiet! AND, i hear we're supposed to be getting even more snow.

Monday, February 22, 2010

i love surprises!!

so i grab the mail this morning and there's a package for me - i love getting stuff in the mail! it's a big brown envelope from 'dion snowshoes' in vermont. interesting . . . hay! it's a hat! and wait, there's a note . . .

'hi kendra!
here's a hat for winning our 'greatest review' contest!
bob dion'

how cool is that!!??? i didn't even know i was in the contest!! i remember derrick asking if he could use my comments about the snowshoes on his site, but didn't realize i could win something! check it out! (scroll down to media and testimonials).

and so a great big 'thankyou, you're awesome' to bob and derrick!!!

one more thing - did anybody else see that sunrise this morning . . .

Sunday, February 21, 2010

how sweet it is

i couldn't decide whether to ride or run today . . .

so i did both.

hit k2 and the dingle this morning for an easy 10k. love this spot down by the creek.

came across this little dude trying to get up the tree. i think he'd just woke up from a long winters' nap.

took the misfit out for an hour and a half on the rail trail. simply marvelous dahling!

and now for some pizza and a chunk of hersheys' chocolate!

'life is good'

Saturday, February 20, 2010

your stairway lies on the whispering wind

absolute beauty day to be out on the trail

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


so i'm at the gym today, just getting ready to leave, and this girl i know asks me if i've been watching the olympics. well, not really, i answered, cuz i don't have a tv. well, i have a tv, but i'm too cheap to buy all that satellite and stuff. so she looks at me with this bizarre expression and says, 'i don't know you really all that well, but you're one of the strangest persons i've ever met.' i kinda laughed and asked why she thought that! to which she replies, 'you don't have a tv, and you go and run for 24 hours in the woods for no apparent reason.'

i don't know what she's talking about . . .

Monday, February 15, 2010

hi everybody !

so as you all know, i've been whining about my feet for some time now. i went into see moose when i got back from texas last week and begged him to figure out what was wrong, and to try and fix me. (i don't know why he puts up with me). anyways, he gave me one of his looks, and said, 'my gut reaction is to check your orthotics - how old are they?'. only a couple of years old i say, BUT, there's over 4000 miles on them. hmmmmm. so i go back to the treehouse and hope to make an appointment with my most favorite podiatric orthotist - dr. nick !
i manage to get through, and i manage to get an appointment on family day! woo hoo! so after a great run in palgrave this morning with vents, fati and onions, i bag my old orthotics and head to peterborough to see if he can help. now i've known dr. nick ever since i went to see him for a nasty case of plantar fasciitis in both feet just after i started running - i think it was my obsessive compulsiveness forcing me to run every day without rest for 2 years that caused it.

he was real happy to see me, and asked if i was still doing all that crazy running. he then took a look at my orthotics and cringed. he also poked the bottom of my foot in one specific spot and sighed as i almost went through the roof. now because i have insanely high arches, he had had to put a metatarsal support in a few years ago to keep those bones from collapsing. he informed me that the one he'd installed in these ones were pretty much flat. he also noticed that the main arch support had sunk, therefore causing that nasty lump on the inside of the bottom of my foot. he then said that there are a lot of nerves that run through the metatarsal area, and because that arch was flattened out, that's why my feet and toes were going numb. i asked if a lot of downhill running on rock - ie: sinister, escarpment, moab - would crush the supports. survey says YES! so, he made a cast of my feet, and said he would have the new orthotics mailed out march 8. he also said i should be better after 4 weeks. and one last thing, he said i had to grind a golf ball under my arch as hard as i could stand to try and loosen the tendons in my foot.

i love this guy and i love the moose. once again he's bang on and that's why he's the best!!!

man i've got ugly feet!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

back to business

beauty day so i took the misfit out on the rail trail for an hour or so.

once again . . .

'life is good'