Why is it when you’re having fun time goes by way too fast? That seems to be how things have been rolling for me. I’ve also been burning up any spare time preparing for some races.
I did a near Olympic distance triathlon (the swim is only 1000m not 1500m) a few Sunday’s ago and managed a 2:29:59. My secret goal was to complete it under 2:30. Talk about squeaking in hey?! I had no clue at any point what my times were so that was a really nice surprise.
I have two more races this summer: a trail half marathon in Whitehorse and then a 20km mountain run in Tumbler Ridge 6 days later. Both are very challenging elevation wise. I really wanted to do the Whitehorse run and I just couldn’t miss Tumbler (it’s my favorite). I just hope I don’t get too wrecked from the Whitehorse race.
I have also been up to my new favorite thing next to running – paddleboarding. I love it. I suck at it and my technique is probably all wrong, but I don’t care I’m having so much fun. The awesomest part is that I really really wanted Kobi to board with me and would you believe she had it down in 20 minutes!? I was stoked. She is a SUP superstar. She should have her own reality TV show!
Those of you who run with your dog know how awesome it feels, but I have to say that paddleboarding with your canine is rad. Just watching her take in the scenery while we’re on the water is so amazing. I do get a little worried when she sees ducks or snaps at horse flies, but so far so good. She even digs her PFD.
Do you SUP? Would you want to SUP with your dog? Ever done two races in one week or am I the only person out there who can’t race plan very well? What’s the biggest (native) wildlife poop you’ve ever seen out running?