So last week we should have been blogging about the Kinniard ravine run…however, we went to Kinniard PARK which was within seeing distance (well if you walked for a bit…) of where the runners actually started. We wandered on over to the edge of the valley, to see the line of runners starting to push past one another. The starting point? DAWSON PARK! Why on earth couldn’t they have just said that?! … More importantly.. why were Tina and I the only 2 who could decode the message……
So Instead we walked some stairs….
Then headed to Running Room and I picked up new kicks!!! Booya!
To be honest, I had a Big Mac just before I met up with Tina for the trail race. While we were running around the lake, I started to feel really tired and sick. I figured it was just exhaustion from the weekend and I bailed after 5km, instead of the planned 7.5 km.
The next day I was still feeling really gross, but managed to get in a few hill repeats during my lunch…. Little did I know, this was the last time I was going to be able to get in any physical exercise…till… still undetermined….
Fast forward a week, and now 6 days of forced downtime, I decided that I was going to cheer Tina on for the last trail run. I made sure that I kept on my NON running shoes so I would not be tempted to run!
It was really tough to be a spectator for a race that you should be taking part in. I was trying really hard to keep composed and not cry. There was at least one thing that made it worth it…. Tina and I have a new nemesis. NO, IT IS NOT A CHILD! See that girl in the purple? She is always just a head of us… our goal is now to beat her in the fall series. I was finally able to snap a picture of her, she rolled in late and I thought for sure Tina was a shoe in too beat her!
While slowly making my way around the park, I was reminded why I was not able to run. My stomach was hurting so bad I could not even stand up strait. I knew I made the right choice!
While waiting at the finish line, it was interesting to see all the top runners come in. Some were racing each other and others were just clearly trying to beat a personal time! I snapped this picture because I know the girl in blue (dark blue, just after the one in the purple!) That’s Jenn! She reads our blog now! She is a total kick ass runner!!! HI JENN!
While waiting our nemesis came out of the bush first! I am sure she is a very nice girl! But both Ivan and I were like “OOOooOOOo Tina” at the very same time!!!
Shortly after Tina emerged from the bush!
The whole course was measured at 5km, and Tina and Jenn both mentioned that the first part of the course was mainly uphill! Tina completed the course in about 37 minutes.
Tina admitted it was boring not having anyone to race with, so I hope….HOPE HOPE HOPE! I am good to go for our June 8th Sunridge 5 peaks race. Plus next week my scheduled half marathon training starts….
Question: Have you had an injury or illness that kept you from running or exercising for an extended period of time?