my poor legs were still tired from the big snowshoe race last saturday, so i managed a slow trudge on the humber on wednesday. the view was nice enough to help me forget how sluggish i felt!
and you all know how much i LOVE getting stuff - so friday was extra special. i got a letter and a BUMPER STICKER from geoff roes - super leader of the 'alaska mountain ultrarunning camp' - squeal - another sticker for my car !!!! i also got a really kool pirate hat and a plate of yummy valentine snacks from my beautiful brit friend lucy - mmmmm chocolate delights! and finally, miss liz'bet surprised me with a box of sweet georgia browns - my total fave in the whole wide world. not sure why the box 'looks' empty in this picture . . .
friday night club was hosted by the yummy dillon, who gave us a great workout - 'wittman' - 7 rounds of 15 kettlebell swings, power cleans and box jumps. good shot of luca . . .
just hanging around yapping, waiting for the traditional fnc picture - isn't kane adorable ?!!
the gang . . .
saturday was long run day, so me, christine and homey set out from the tennis courts. it was snowing pretty good for awhile there. 'wait, i'm not ready'
okay, that's better !
check out these two shots from blueberry hill . . .
homey down by the fern garden . . .
oh, and in hindsight, i probably should have worn the dions. stoopid deep snow!
regardless, we managed just under 3 hours and i was exhausted. stomping through all that deep stuff just about killed me!
sunday's run was only an hour, so after ghetto gym, i headed into bolton for sunday mass crossfit with father jimmy. 100 thrusters and 40 box jumps - wonder if THOSE muscles will be sore tomorrow . . .
and then, in the afternoon, team caledon headed to the hills of hockley! well, a group of us took a little longer getting there, as we had to push marion and the silver bullet out of the driveway of the treehouse - should have warned her she needed snowies to get in when pops hasn't plowed. anway - eventually - 7 amazing ladies donned their dions and hiked through 8" of heavy, wet snow! here's a shot of cathy, sharon, lexi and andrea
it was cath's first time on snowshoes, and she only wanted to do an hour. well, all was going according to plan until she and little shar decided to hike back on their own. miss lucy and marion also decided to venture back on their own. 'what could go wrong?' my group of andrea, lexi and irene got to the 'cut-off' and wondered if the others had taken the same route. not seeing any tracks, we started to worry but headed over to the cars just in case. i circled back and saw the rest of the ladies coming towards me - they had taken the long way back! doh ! sooooo, poor cath was exhausted and ended up going over 90 minutes. we voted her 'rockstar of the day'. i wonder if she'll be sore tomorrow . . .
here's a shot of the group - back together again !
oops! forgot the dions . . .
thanks ladies!! what a fab way to end the weekend! you are ALL superstars in my eyes!