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Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

Rambling into March



Snow seal

Well, somehow I missed February.  Likely something to do with it being a shorter than usual month, although this year was the leap year or leap day as Kobi and I affectionately call it.

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Happy Leap Day


All was going quite well for me running-wise until I forgot how to check my weekly mileage and unknowingly jumped from 32km a week to 42km then to 50km.  The week of 50k was where things went spiralling downhill.  I actually started spiraling at 42, but I didn’t want to acknowledge the pain so I opted to wait until the pain was not going to let itself go unnoticed.



This is all thanks to that bony hook in my heel.  I think I’m going to name my heel spur.  Maybe we can develop a more cordial relationship if we’re on a first name basis.  “It” was tolerating runs over 10km, but I think “It” prefers 2 days in a row off every 2nd run.  Now I know.  Hopefully this doesn’t take longer than a week to settle down because us runners are an impatient lot.


One of our rest days


Kobi and I did have some great runs through February and were enjoying the balmier temperatures.  I have to admit the snow conditions have been tough, as in very sand-like.  March is only going to be worse as March is that month where all the seasons fight for territory.

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Kobi likes to eat and run

In closing, here are some highlights since I last dropped in:  I had a bone graft and dental implant – now that was a whole new definition of fun, a few sleep-overs with one of Kobi’s besties – Zola the Rhodesian Ridgeback with an overbite featured above and below, and I got my CGI Level 1!  That’s short for Climbing Gym Instructor.  Yup!  That means I can teach y’all to climb at an indoor climbing wall now!   Run-on and climb-on folks!


Kobi and the amazing Zola


How was your February?  Did you leap on leap day?  Help me pick a name for my heel spur, vote on one of these or suggest a new one, choices are:  Captain Hook, Sid, or Wolverine.  That’s all I got.



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.

18 thoughts on “Rambling into March

  1. My 1st thought was Sid for the bone spur as my middle name is Sidney. But that would be naming something is very painful and irritating. Hopefully I don’t come across that way….haha. But I am curious how Sid became a part of the mix. 🙂

    You have been covering a lot of mileage Angie, and sincerely hope the heel spur settles down. We runners really tend to be impatient. I have not been running much. Once or twice a week and maybe 10-15k total, hopefully March will see some improvements.

    And congrats on the CGI. Something I would enjoy. And safety is so important. It has been a year since I have been on a climbing wall, and I am rehearsing in my head that double figure 8 knot. 🙂

    Have a GREAT March! 🙂


    • Sid just kind of popped into my head. I named a spider that a few summers ago. I like to name critters that I see frequently. I usually pick something that I can remember and Sid was different enough that I would remember it.

      My heel is settling down now so I know it was just too much and too much on hard conditions. 60% of every run was on trails with poor footing.

      Safety is the biggest part of climbing. We are continuously reinforcing safety checks. I do love the figure 8 follow though. Safest knot out there for climbing! Kids sure pick it up fast too! Happy March running and thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Boo to heel spurs! Whenever I get an injury it automatically becomes stupid – my stupid knee, my stupid calf and on and on. I’ve missed your photos – they are so cool!

    • Heel Spurs are nasty evil little bone growths that really impact ones running. I will have to resort to calling my heel spur stupid. Injuries suck as I’m sure you can agree. Thank you for liking my photos!!

  3. I say Wolverine because it makes me think of Hugh Jackman…and who wouldn’t want to run with Hugh even if he is a pain 🙂 I didn’t do anything special on leap day. I always thought leap day would be a great day for an anniversary because if it only comes around every 4 years, then you may be more likely to do something special. February in general was pretty awesome (for no particular reason).

  4. Heel Spurs and dental implants are ZERO fun. However climbing wall certifications, Kobi and the amazing Zola are fantastic !! As are your beautiful pictures. 🙂

  5. Cool pic! The Trainer Boxing/Functional Training Club Hood River http://www.thetrainerhoodriver.com

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