Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nice View, Eh?

Sunrise over Calgary.
You probably wondered what happened. Here Friday and then gone for almost a week -- during Race Week of all times. Perhaps it's my fault for not telling you about my business trip to the land of the Calgarians.

One good thing is that I managed to run while in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. As it stands, we're two days away from the Akron Marathon. Would it surprise you to hear that maybe I overdid it? 

I was determined Tuesday morning to prove that I could still run for an hour. I probably managed 9 kilometers (hey, when in the land of metric measurement, right?), running from my hotel in downtown Calgary to the Bow River Pathway, out along the river on one side and back along the other. That's where the above picture was taken.

All in all, I felt pretty good, but then I spent the rest of the day walking around Calgary. First, to the convention center, then around the exhibition hall for a couple hours, back to the hotel, then out to the nearest casino, then to shop for a present for my wife and back to the hotel again.

I've been sore ever since. Just in time for race day. 


Carolina John said...

I've always heard Calgary was beautiful. I'd say you did it just right. You just need more recovery. I did the same thing hiking over huge sand dunes the day before a half ironman. it happens. You'll be fine.

misszippy said...

Well done! But you had to or it would be a huge shame to miss out on Calgary, right?

Nitmos said...

There's almost no difference between 9km and 9 miles so I wouldn't worry about it.

Good luck. Break your leg!