Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

We’re Having a Heat Wave!



This is what the sky looked like Saturday AM

It all started Tuesday night.  The forecast noted a wind warning and warmer temperatures.  They were right.  The wind was brutal and it was even raining horizontal for a while.  The temperature jumped to +7C that night.

Since the windstorm it has been unseasonably warm.  Like +5C (with lows to -5C).  It’s forecasted to stay warm all next week too.  This is one long Chinook.

Monday night, prior to the heat wave, I had a moonlight run on the community trail.  Of course it was cold that night (-17C).  Kobi loved it and we were the only ones out there.  We did come across some snow angels though.  No photos as I didn’t have any pockets to put any digital gear in.

I haven’t run since Monday as I’ve been having some weird foot issues.  It started earlier in the month and I had hoped it would just go away, but it hasn’t.  The top of my foot hurts between the ankles.

I’ve been doing some Google research and have self-diagnosed myself with extensor tendonitis.  I’m going to see a physiotherapist on Monday when I’m out of town for work as we don’t have a physiotherapist where I live.  We also don’t have a veterinarian (more for Kobi than me), but I digress.  I shall see what the physio dude thinks.

Skiing doesn’t seem to bother my foot much so I’m doing that.  Thank goodness because Kobi goes a little loco when she doesn’t get run lots (as do I).    We did have a lovely long snowshoe Saturday afternoon as walking doesn’t hurt (no wildlife encounters).

dog in the back of a car

Kobi after our ski in +5C. This is her I-don’t-want-to-go-home-face.

Well, I’m off for another ski as it is a balmy +4C already and Kobi is (un)patiently waiting for me…

Author: Angie

I live in northern British Columbia, Canada. I found my dog Kobi in 2011 when she was only 5 weeks old and we've been having running adventures ever since.

8 thoughts on “We’re Having a Heat Wave!

  1. Love her “I don’t want to go home face” too adorable.

  2. I’d love a little heat wave now… Looks like the next few days here we should be seeing the low teens – farenheit. Come on spring time… Does your physio run? Don’t believe him if he’s not…

    • I hope you get a bit of a break from the cold. I know it’s going to get cold here again and I’m not looking forward to it. Good point about the physio. I haven’t seen this one for a few years and I can’t recall if he runs, I think he does. That will be my first question.

  3. Have fun busting out the short running shorts and tank tops!

  4. It’s been really mild here too; just a bit wet and windy. It’s actually great for running, as the ground is good – muddy on the trails, but no frost or snow. (Don’t get me wrong, I love both frost and snow and they don’t stop me running, but let’s face it: they do complicate things!). I really hope your foot gets better soon. You’re absolutely doing the right thing by checking out the niggle before it gets worst. It’s a great idea to do active things that don’t irritate the niggle, and I’m sure Kobi is delighted that there’s still plenty of action! Get better soon, and keep us posted!

    • It’s very weird that it got so mild for us, I’m sure it will get cold again. I’m glad you’re getting a break from the frost and snow. I’ve learned to stop running before things get really bad. Fingers crossed that I’ll be back running in a week or two.

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