Miles snapped a quick pick for us at the Alymer Pass junction before heading home, thanks for the company Miles!
The lake shore campground at the 9km mark
Yay for hot weather in November!We met up with the friends half-way at the new Nakoda Casino, which was the perfect meeting place. Apart from the smoking, the food at the casino was great and it was a nice opportunity to visit with the Calgary running friends! The french fries tasted extra good on this day.
We arrived home at 6:15pm after a looooong and wonderful day and my family had arrived for a quick visit. My sister-in-law Shannon was in town to run the WinterStart Night Fun Run, a 5 mile race that has been an annual event in Banff for 15 years. It attracts mostly Calgary runners and is definitely a "beer drinking" running event. I did a "presto chango" and put on my favorite running skirt and knee highs for a one-of-a-kind Winterstart fashion statement!! I have run this race quite a few times and NEVER has it ever been warm enough to put on a SKIRT. Usually, racers have to deal with the dark, with ice on the roads and with frigid temperatures. Shannon and I had a blast running and enjoying the temperatures and the crowds.
As always, I ran into a ton of Calgary people that I knew including some new friends (Hi, Barb Miller!!) and some old friends (Hi, Lise McCann!!) and even a boy I made out with at my high school grad in 1986 (Hi, Tim!!). And I got 45 minutes of quality time with Shannon. All in all, lots of fun and the legs felt fine.... I was slightly delirious, but my legs were great!!