Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday run along the river - Janelle

Training Day 3 - We met up with John's running group for the first time at Tri It Ltd. along Memorial Drive in Calgary. There were loads of runners, bikers, and the weirdest looking speed walkers swaying their hips and punching the air forcefully. We stuck with our 3/2 system, which seems to be working so far. I rolled my ankle a bit last night in the garage, so I felt some shooting pain in my left foot. Afton is still feeling really tight in her calves. She even went and got it massaged this weekend, but hopefully more training and ice will make it better. I made sure to ice my left ankle right after the run. We did about 5 km in 40 minutes, going on Afton's asthma scale. I am happy to report that even though she felt tightness in her lungs, she did not quit early. Sara and Dan joined us on our run, while good ol' John went ahead with the 10/1er's. One day we will make it to the 10/1 (10 minutes running, one minute walking).

Here is a map of the area we ran today. It's a gorgeous area right along the bow river, and there is an icecream shop near Shaganappi trail on the pathway. Thankfully we 'forgot' to bring money.


  1. you girls are doing great! hang in there...it can only get better!

  2. Thanks Hope! Now that we have the training underway we have to get busy with some fundraising efforts! any ideas?

  3. I'm not too good at fundraising ideas but I'll run (pardon the pun) some by you. selling bulbs for fall, selling coupon books for business around the area, if you know any local talents of any genre have them display/and sell their works for your good cause. Afton kind of knows what I'm talking about for her sister did that and raised money for her trip to peru. that's about it for now if anything more comes to mind I'll let you know.

    keep up the good work girls! hoping that all the querks and perks of training will work themselves out for you.
    take care