Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

Work Travels


Last Sunday I skied with Kobi, her BFF Dino, and my friend.  The weather was stunning and the trails weren’t too bad.  We’ve had a ridiculously long snap of warm weather.

ski trails and dogs

What it looked like last weekend on the trails

Then work took me out-of-town and because of the warm weather I opted to drive the five hours so I could bring my ski gear with me and test out the trails south of here.

After picking up enough food to last me a month, I settled into my hotel and just as I was finally falling asleep, the individual in the room above me decided it was time to return to his room.  Now, to add some context to this, I am in a different time zone in this town, an hour ahead of what I am used to.

Noisy person proceeds to drop large heavy objects on the floor for about 30 minutes.  It sounded like he was dropping weights on a tile floor.

I finally get to sleep only to be awakened by Mr. Noisy at 5AM (4AM my time – thank you time zone change).  He can’t do this quietly either.  I swear he put on his work boots and proceeded to lope around the room for an hour!

At one point it sounded like he was dragging a fridge around the room.  I’m dead serious as I don’t know what else would’ve made that kind of noise.

I changed rooms later that day as I couldn’t handle another night and morning with Mr. Noisy.  The remainder of my stay was a bit quieter.

Recall I brought my skies with me as I heard there were great cross-country ski trails and the weather was super nice down this way too.  Of course the first attempt at finding the trails resulted in me getting lost, but I eventually figured things out and found the trails.

ski and skate trails

Super wide, well-groomed trails, but no dogs allowed.

Once on the trails, I made the silly decision to leave the groomed trails to check out the rest of the trail system.  It was super icy and treacherous on those trails, but I eventually found my way back to the safer groomed trails and managed not to fall and break a hip so everything ended okay.

I did go skiing again on day 3 and stuck to the groomed trails this time.  The ski was good, but lonely without Kobi.

I got to ski with Kobi again on Friday when I was back home and enjoyed this beautiful sunset.  Unfortunately this long bout of warm weather has taken its toll on the snow.  The trails are now a mess of treacherous ice, tree branches and dog poop.  I won’t be skiing until we get some snow again.


The sunset on our ski on Friday

I’ll have to stick to swimming and snowshoeing and hopefully by the end of the week I’ll attempt to run again.

Ever had a noisy hotel guest ruin your stay (not just the x-rated kind).  Do you like to explore new areas when you travel out-of-town?

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.

12 thoughts on “Work Travels

  1. Oh, I go crazy in a hotel room. I always have to explore (and run). Looks like a lovely area!

    • I hear you about hotel rooms! It is neat exploring new areas, especially by running. Getting lost is even kind of interesting as you get to see more stuff, unintentionally.

  2. Oh that looks so beautiful! As for the noisy hotel guest, I think people just do weird stuff in hotel rooms – things they wouldn’t do at home. It’s just odd, it’s like the new environment prompts them to redefine themselves and act totally differently. It’s very annoying for those who just want to sleep! Finally, I absolutely love exploring new areas by running – on foot, you can get virtually everywhere in the world. Moreover, running means I can cover quite a bit of ground in a short space of time, meaning that I have more time to stop and enjoy the sights that I want to take in. There’s no better way to explore new places in my books!

    • I think you’re totally right about people just doing weird stuff in hotel rooms – maybe he was working out? I am totally going to make sure I get out and explore more via my running shoes or skis from now on. You get a different sense of a place on foot or off the beaten track.

      • From your description I thought he was working out too! I think people do that a lot more in hotels than at home to be honest! I find running to be hands down the best way to see the world, as you can get anywhere – even places where cars and bikes can’t take you!

      • I totally agree, running is by far the best way to experience and see the world.

  3. A good friend of mine and fellow blogger, the Bake N’ Burn Bombshell, had her wedding in Turks & Caicos. I know, you’re thinking “How relaxing and beautiful!” The bride and groom were amazing, as were all the wedding festivities. However, my husband and I were situated next to the family from hades. During 3 nights and 2 mornings of our stay, we were awoken by a (at least I HOPE this was the case because it would explain a lot) deranged drunken father yelling at (or about) his wife, and very often involving a teenage child, exclaiming that he was unappreciated, no one cared all he did for this family, and that his life was terrible. And this is their vacation? Horrific.

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