Saturday, November 24, 2007

In Retrospect

I've been getting a little bored with running the pathways downtown lately, and since I'll be running 17 miles out there tomorrow I knew I needed to head somewhere else. Feeling a bit stumped I checked out MapMyRun and found a rather suitable looking 8.4 mile route. Perfect. The run started out at the University of Calgary, wound through Varsity, and up into Silver Springs. At this point I was supposed to meet up with the bike path, but the map I had with me wasn't exactly the most detailed so I wasn't sure if I'd passed this point or not. Rather than waste a bunch of time getting lost I turned it into an out and back route and skipped the section on the bike path. While it was reasonably cool out it was sunny the entire time and it felt pretty nice. My hat and gloves never came off though. I took the run really slow in an attempt to leave some energy in my legs for tomorrow's 17 mile run. Afterwards it was time to head out to Crave Cookies and Cupcakes to pick up some of the contenders for tomorrow's Grey Cup-Cake Off, then back home to take Finlay to the vet for his annual check up. Poor guy has seen more of the vet in the past week than he ever cared for. Afterwards I was off to the spa to make use of a gift certificate I got for Christmas last year - a facial, manicure and pedicure - 3 hours of me time. Now I have exceptionally pretty hands and feet (and lucky me - I still have all my toenails to paint).
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I've been going through some of my old clothes and some old pictures on my computer. I'm not sure if this adequately shows some of the progress I've made thanks to training, but here are a couple of shots of me circa May and July 2006. (Any pictures that really, really adequately showed things I wasn't so sure I was quite willing to post on the net....)
And here's me in October in San Francisco. Yay for running!

10 comments:

Leah said...

You do look great! Nice progress :)

Lacy Westfall said...

Just shopping for winter running tights and ran into your blog. You do look very healthy! I hope you are feeling really good about yourself. Have a happy holiday.

Moon said...

Yay running indeed! You def looked awesome when I met you :)

Oh yeah, and nice toes! Maybe mine wouldn't be as scary if I dug up some polish too...

greg said...

You look marvelous!

It takes my breath away when I see old pictures - really gives me a start.

Maddy said...

You look awesome!

Training has been good to me also!

I hope your 17 miler went well!

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Allison said...

Foxy!! You look great!

Angry Runner said...

What a hottie you are!!!

DGB said...

bow chica bow wow

hehe

SAvis said...

I found your blog because you ran the Nike (as did I) and are running the Goofy Challenge (as am I). As this is also training for my first full marathon, I've enjoyed joining you on your journey... and you are encouraging me since you are running in freezing tempatures and it's 60 here in Texas! But, I'm posting mainly because you do look fabulous!!!