Holy moly people, it’s been a while. I’ve missed you guys and missed sharing my stories with you. I’ve had some interesting ones that aren’t so interesting now that they’re old news.
Last time we visited, Kobi was dealing with an injury. She’s all better now, but it was tough as I felt so much guilt doing anything fun without her that I actually didn’t go skiing and resorted to running on the treadmill. Yup, I gave up fun for my friend because that’s what friends do for each other.
Okay, so here are some highlights from the last 9 months:
- I ran one of the Five Peaks races – the one in Golden Ears Park
- found a chiropractor for Kobi (only a 5 hour drive for us)
- Wolverine (my heel spur) hasn’t made his presence known for a while now. I suspect he’s found someone younger and prettier to torment (that will only make sense if you’ve read my previous posts).
- spent a solid week at Green Lake where Kobi and I ran and SUP’d every day
- ran a little mountain race with Kobi where we ran with wild elk
- organized and ran the third annual Summit Run-It (with Kobi). Lots of people didn’t show as the weather was just nasty (wimps), but it was still an epic day
- helped organize and participated in a local triathlon and had my first DNF thanks to a tire blow-out and a CO2 cartridge I set off way too early
- did an insanely difficult mountain hike (three mountains actually) in 7 hours and did not encounter a grizzly bear but did encounter a large section of mountain spiders. That moment is still burned into my psyche and if I think about it too long I curl up into the fetal position and start shaking uncontrollably. I am terrified of spiders, but I never kill them as that would be bad juju and I figure it’s buying me some spider karma.
- ran the Emperor’s Challenge (my 7th I think)
- did a really cool 25km in the Kamloops area – A Walk in the Park (14km, 25km, 50km) that Kobi was allowed to participate in. I asked the race director if I could bring my dog and he said no one ever asked him that before so he said sure (being a dog lover as well). All the other runner’s dogs were impressed by her stamina as they all waited for their humans at the finish line. I have to say that was the most fun race ever. Really amazing vibe (I won a whistle and plantar fasciitis foot sleeves).
- did lots of kayaking with Kobi and lots of running (mostly away from mosquitoes and bears). On one run I ran into two bears literally 200m apart. Kobi chased them away. She’s a superstar.
And now we’re well into our favourite season of winter where we run, ski and snowshoe and eat our weight in pancakes and butter-tarts.
There, now you’re all caught up. You can’t tell from this particular post that winter is my favourite season, but it is. What’s yours? Are you in the middle of a deep freeze right now? Best run of 2017? Have you missed Kobi?