Good times and good news!

I feel like I blacked out and went into a time warp and suddenly it is Wednesday.  Canada Day on a Tuesday really threw me off my game. We ended up going to Josh’s cottage for the weekend and the weather was perfection.

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Not a bad morning view.

On Saturday morning the doggies woke us up around 7am (jerks) so we played with them outside for a bit (Winslow is a straight up fishy in the lake) and then we headed to the infamous Shed Market. I found some sweet books for little Ayla (50 cents for all 4, boom) and the best record of all time (25 cents, double boom).  Then I somehow convinced myself to run 14k in the scorching heat on hilly country roads. I didn’t feel great about it. Until I got to jump in the lake when I was done. That counts as a shower, right?

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These are a few of my favourite things (…see what I did there?)

We headed home on Sunday evening since Josh and I both had to work on Monday, which was kind of a bummer. It was an easy day of work, which was nice, because when it was done my fave ladies and I got to lay poolside with some delightful food and wine.

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This wine is my jam (you can only get it online or at the vineyard) and if anyone wanted to send me a case I would be okay with that.

We may or may not have walked a couple miles for DQ Blizzards after this too… what? It was Canada’s birthday, and it would be rude not to celebrate.

Now onto two super exciting pieces of news.

1. I JUST GOT TO DO MY FIRST TEMPO RUN IN MONTHS! Phaedra said no tempo runs until my legs hadn’t spazzed out for 5-6 weeks or something. They have totally been cooperating (provided I give ample rest between runs), and so today I actually got to do speedwork!  I usually aim for 4:45/km for my tempos (7:39/mile), so I was pretty pumped when I managed to swing the following after months of no speed or hills or anything fun:

  • 2k warm up @ 6:07/km average
  • 4k tempo @ 4:37/4:51/4:33/4:40
  • 1k cool down @ 6:20

BOOM. Happy runner over here.

2. The university I went to (the University of Guelph) got a badass new statue and it looks like it is STRAIGHT out of Harry Potter. It is supposed to be the school mascot, a Gryphon (hello, Gryffindor), but I think it is straight up Buckbeak.

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AM I RIGHT, OR AM I RIGHT?

Happy almost weekend!!

 

Danielle

xo

 

Comments

  1. Your face in that picture. I can’t even deal. Dead.
    Sooooo happy you had a great tempo with NO PAIN! That also calls for a DQ blizzard. Just sayin.

    • Danielle says:

      Man, you always know exactly what’s up. When is it not an occasion for a DQ blizzard, really…

  2. I went to Guelph too!!!

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