Saturday, March 5, 2011

Keeping Warm: Images From a Cold Weather Run

Can you tell?  It's Winter in Banff.  Clearly, it can be a bit of a struggle to be a runner here in the winter months.  This winter in particular has seen a LOT of snowfall in and around town.  And thus, you need to have a few other sports to add to your bag of tricks!  Fortunately, I love to ski.  Generally, I'd rather "suck it up" and head outside for a run in the fresh air:  it's a good way to avoid Cabin Fever and it's always better than the treadmill.

So, the cold weather continues and so do I.  When the scenery is this good, it makes it easier to stay motivated and get out for a run.  Still, the mind turns to other places at this time of year.  Historically, I've managed to take "running" holidays in March and April.  As much as I love winter and embrace it, a little break from winter may be in order.

Enjoy a few images from yesterday's run....


 Our History


 Banff Trail Trash


 Tunnel Mountain


 Making my own Trail


 Quoth the Raven:  Let's Stay Warm


Sometimes, you can't run.  You trudge.

11 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful photos as always. What would Banff be like in October?

saschasdad said...

I am sooooo looking forward to seeing you guys next month at the Rumble in my quaint little town! You are correct when you stated in a previous post that the Rumble, Sisters, and I are all closely connected. And although the trails are currenlty under snow, I promise the course will be snow-free on race day. Hopefully. But it definitely won't be -26 or -30 (but likely -5 at the start; just so you know, around here we refer to that as 25:).

Helen said...

Your backyard never fails to deliver. Thank goodness you don't hibernate when the temps are extreme! Just love viewing your last 3 posts. Keep running.

RunSueRun said...

Looks like you need a little vaca in Ojai. ;-)

Seriously, we are going to miss you two this year. I have "connections" if you find a good airfare within the next couple days...

Zuckerbar

slowrunner said...

'keep on trudging . . .
trudging, trudging . . ."
xo

Leslie said...

Hi Mary! Aha! I've got you smitten with Banff. I've got to say, for a hiking girl like you September would be the magic month. October is shoulder-season, great if you want to relax and enjoy a beautiful place, but not-so-great if you want to hike. That being said, there's always something for the adventurous and the prepared here - even in October. Drop me a note if you've got any questions!

Hiya Mr. Meissner! We're excited, too!! Can't wait to get to know Sisters, your backyard trails and have a visit. We're stoked.

Hi Helen! Thanks. I'm thinking about a visit to your corner of the world in the fall. It's early in the planning stage.

A generous offer Sue! Thanks! Unfortunately, no howling at the moon for me this year. But, I did find a "last minute" airfare, but it's to Reno, Nevada. Whoooop! Any holiday is a good holiday, right? So it looks like I've got adventures planned for a week in March, April, May AND June. I get to see some NEW places this year! Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota...Yoooopee!

Ooooh, Kendra. I try and trudge with "purpose"! Except when it's that time of the month. Then, I just trudge. How is my favorite super-fit, 50 year old, Cross-Fit, trail running, delightful, entertaining, witty friend?
*Trudge-On!!!*

Leslie

Dirt Proof said...

Amazing photographs!!!

Deanna Stoppler said...

I love the raven shot. The ravens voice is awesome; it's one of many things that I missed while living in Missouri.

slowrunner said...

still trudging . . .

Leslie said...

hiya Dirt Proof! Welcome to Banff. It's about as far away as NYC as you could possible imagine! Good to see you get out and get yourself some "dirt therapy" - it'll keep you sane!

Hi Deanna! What? No Ravens in Missouri? I guess not! They are mutants here in Banff - they carry away small children on a regular basis. :) Guard your poodle with care.

I'm off to go trudging in deep snow....

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