My writing has been sporadic at best lately. After all, it took me almost a week to write about my skiing experience! I’d like to blame the Olympics. The winter Olympics are my favourite and it seems to be sucking most of my time. After all, they only come around once every four years so I think I can justify this. So let’s recap the week so far, shall we?
- Monday: I had a 45 minute run on the schedule so I hit the pathways over lunch to knock that out. Despite having dead legs on the bike on Sunday my run felt pretty good on Monday. Like my legs were back to normal. I was going to swim in the evening, but ultimately I decided that watching the women’s semi-final hockey game of Canada versus Finland was a much better use of my time! Oh, and not to mention the historic gold medal performance by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in ice dancing. This was the first time a North American couple has won gold in ice dancing and their performance was phenomenal.
- Tuesday: Spin class! The Canadian men’s hockey team had a qualification date with Germany that just happened to be on right in the middle of spin class. The workout on the bike was insane though, so I spent most of the class with my eyes squeezed shut, grimacing in an attempt to make it to the end of the interval. This was our last class at Bow Cycle (next week we move elsewhere until the end of April) so we went out for some post-class beers. I always love the chance to hang out with my teammates and I feel very lucky to be a part of such an amazing group of people. We chatted, made some cross country ski plans, and watched Joannie Rochette skate her amazing short program. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the group as we watched her.
- Wednesday: I met up with Kelly for a run over lunch. I was only planning on running for 30 minutes, but it was a beautiful day out. Kelly had a 45 minute run on her schedule that she was going to run 4:1 intervals on. I figured a 45 minute run with company sounded way better than a 30 minute run on my own, so we ran, chatted and enjoyed the warm day (6C!!). I was then home in time to watch the Canadian men’s hockey team take on Russia in what I thought was going to be a much closer game. You could tell Canada wanted it and they dominated the game. During the third period I wound up flipping between hockey, bobsleigh (where Canada took gold and silver!!) and the women’s short track speed skating relay where we also won a silver. Add that to another long track bronze from earlier in the day and it was one big win day for Canada!
- Thursday: What a day! I had planned to swim over lunch but I wound up having to go to a business lunch instead. So…then I was going to swim after work…until I realized the women’s hockey gold medal game started at 4:30 pm. To make sure I could get my workout in before I got too caught up in the Olympics I figured my best bet would be to spin while watching the game. Except I don’t want to spin in my living room as I’m worried that it would wreck my flooring. But…no cable in my garage either. I found a video cable to hook my computer up to my TV though and streamed the game live on the internet. Sadly the sound had to be streamed via the computer speakers, but oh well!
Finlay and I settled in to watch part of the second and third periods while I ran through my workout. The spin went well, and I got to see the Canadian women win gold. Yeah!!! Then the rest of the evening has been spent watching the men’s aerials and women’s figure skating. Go Joannie, go!!!
Tomorrow is my long run…plus hopefully a swim in there somewhere since I’ve missed that so far this week. I hope everyone has a great Friday and a great weekend!!