Sunday, January 30, 2011

Runs With Me

Life's been good and with the good life, comes the passing of time. Quickly. I'm the World's Greatest Procrastinator and when I'm busy having fun, well, things just fall to the way side. Time passes and I really don't know where it disappears. Case it point - Running. I finally sat down and looked at my schedule and when I looked back to the holidays,ski tours, lodge trips and birthdays - I realized I had only been running once a week for the past 5 weeks! Don't get me wrong, there's no shortage of activity in my world and I'm all for cross-training but I need to run.
Naturally, I decided a dedicated weekend of running was in order to get my running mojo back! I ran for 2 hours on Day 1, 3 hours on Day 2 and 2 hours on Day 3. I felt good on Day 1, rotten on Day 2 and simply awesome on Day 3. Oh yeah. We're running.  Lots of stretching, hot tubbing and eating rounded up a damn fine weekend.  And it felt good.
 I'm Smiling in this Photo

These glorious photos are from the run that I took by myself - it was pretty sweet.  Sometimes, it just takes a little run by oneself to clear the cobwebs, the complacency and the brain. 

Can We Run Now?

The next run, I got to spend time with Casey - this gorgeous puppy dog.  She was damn fine company and nearly pulled me off my feet when we were descending.  She was very appreciative afterwards and showered me with kisses and snuggles when we were done.  I sure did appreciate the doggy love!

Jumping For Joy!

For my final run, I got to spend 2 hours with my friend Lori from Winnipeg - it was her first time running in Banff.  The run was punctuated with giggles, shared stories, photographs and lots of  "Oh. My. God."  with regards to the outrageously gorgeous scenery. Just seeing my backyard through someone else's eyes is good medicine.  Running Rocks.


Deanna Stoppler said...

Did you get a dog or was it Lori's dog?

Leslie said...

Oh, you're so right - I wasn't crystal clear about that! No, it was a borrowed dog - the best kind of dog for us these days. And she almost listened to me. Sometimes.

slowrunner said...

'keep on running - running running'
'keep on trudging - trudging, trudging'

miss you!

Danni said...

Good job!!!

Helen said...

Your backyard is just the BEST! Those amazing mountains, crystal blue skies and glistening snow. Happy running.

Hone said...

I miss the snow so bad!

Leslie said...

Hi Kendra! Gaaaad, you make me laugh. I'm trudging all right. It's all I can manage when it's -29c. Miss you, too!

Thanks, D. Giddy'up!

Hi Helen - ain't that the truth. It's a beauty!

Hi Evan, I suspect I'd miss the snow if I ever lived in a place that didn't have 4 seasons. I suspect I might miss skiing too. But, I'd kill to be running a dry trail in SoCal right now!

Leslie Out.

Unknown said...

Hi Leslie,

This is the second time I have come across your site, lots of great pictures, info and motivation.

I'm headed to Banff this weekend for a conference and am looking for some good running routes for my sunday afternoon. Think you could shoot me an email? sfair.personal at gmail
Looking forward to hearing from you,


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