53 Days. A week to chill?

Kind of a weird week so far….after a great Sunday; Monday was a blood test morning on my doctor’s orders, with a few other tests…which kind of destroyed that day. I had a bunch of day to day things that I never have time to do, so got ’em done….

it took a few tries apparently to find blood… I have rolling or collapsing veins or something….I felt like a pin cushion..

A good day at the office selling stuff yesterday…and good day, it seemed like every customer was a runner, so fun to chat with, kind of inspiring, and got me thinking about different summer races…so goo, and why I love where I work…yeah we sell stuff, but I run, they run, we all run…and so many new shoes in the store too…have to try them all, and pick something for my spring shoe

May be going for the Hoka One One Speed Goat, I’m not sure how many trails I’ll do, but the shoe looks and feels so sweet…..as Hoka usually does…but I’m also thinking Brooks too, so will take my time.

Had a fantastic fun run yesterday evening with the SVAC Run Club … only 1 member with me…but it was perfect…just 5K, through the streets and trails of St. Albert, in an area I’ve never run in before, but is beginning to look familiar.

Having that Run Club up and running, even though only two weeks after we began, it feels good….and I’m guaranteed two runs a week no matter what…the free gym membership is really appreciated too…..they don’t have a pool, so I’ll keep making my way into the city for my swims, and for some runs….

but I love this new home…..including my time at the RRoom, life is pretty sweet.

I’ve gotta say, I’m one of the luckiest people on the planet……retired after 35 years at one job…which had 35 years of a lot of stuff..body building, a novice level bodybuilding judge, freelance writer, got meet interview, and become friends with a lot of my heroes, and then TV…making videos…and then running, Marathons, triathlons and now…..

got to manage my own RRoom store, now just an employee, I’ve taught run clinics for 16 years so far, now instructing virtual clinics, and now this SVAC Run club……someone’s looking out for me….

Yeah, yeah I know, I didn’t post my training schedule for this week….possibly wasn’t sure how this week, a busy week, so here’s what I’ve got so far…

MondayDid nothing..got the blood test (it took a while apparently to find a vein…so relaxed and recovered.
TuesdayAfter a hard day at the office, a fun 5K
Wednesday (today)An hour spin on the bike trainer while watching fitness videos on you tube
ThursdayA long open to close day at the office, so wake up, work, go to bed
FridayA day off…so start with a run, mapping out a loop for the Sunday Run club, and then will hit the gym to start to work on that strength training…
SaturdayA fun Park Run run (have you checked them out), and a spin later
SundayRun with my group; need to hit a total of 12/14K…and want to swim afterwards….
MondayNormally a rest day, but planning a swim, and gym time…maybe a spin!

Have you checked out Park Run?….this will be my first dip, I’m usually tied up on Saturdays, but this week, I’m going to attempt their weekly 5K, and get it done before my virtual run clinic….hopefully the Zoom meet on my iPhone works out…..I don’t have a fall back plan….Park Run is everywhere..a free timed and a measured 5K every Saturday, in parks, all over North America and Europe……will check it out and report back!


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