Getting outdoors on Christmas Day has always been a tradition for me and my family. What’s your tradition?
This year we did a short hike up to Dog Mountain up at Seymour. There wasn’t much snow but the trail was still fine. At the top, we got a really cool view of the city covered in fog.
In a holiday season filled with eating, driving and visiting, I always appreciate the opportunity to get outdoors. Here’s some pics from our christmas day tradition.
My new iPhone (or my personal protocol droid, as Torbin has taken to calling it) is quite amazing. I went for a dog walk today and the iPhone tracked our route, distance, and pictures.
After a busy holidays filled with snow (it’s been hard to get outside running, but I could ski right out the front door) January is here.Â I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine.
Weekly Totals – Jan 6-11th, 2009, highlights include a crappy bike in the snow complete with flat tire and frozen hands, snowy trail running (Penney ran 1h25), and some great swim workouts
|2.5hrs – 5700m
||2hrs – 40km
Weekly Totals – Jan 1-4th, 2009, highlights include a 15km treadmill run, jeepers!
|3hrs – 7km
||2h15 – 23km
This week the highlights included a big day of spin/swim on Wednesday and two runs with Penney.Â She’s becoming quite the runner.Â Friday’s swim included a 100m TT where I pulled off a 1:24.
|2hrs – 4.7km
Weekly total = 9:25 + 2hrs core/stretch/yoga
On the weekend, some wet mountain biking with Bronwyn and Clayton was in order. On Sunday’s run, I went much longer then I would have by myself thanks to good company. Thanks, Andrew. It was a flat route with perfect running weather, misty and warm. A good solid weekend of training. A couple of naps, and I’m feeling pretty good.
I’ve had enough of this cold. I did the warm-up of my swim workout and then called it quits. How lame is that. I also skipped the bike TT workout. Lame.
200f, 100p, 50k, 4 x 50dr, 150f
jog half the neighbourhood route
walk the dyke, plus three strides*
*Note strides work, she actually runs and thinks it’s a game. Next time, try the neighbourhood loop with only 30 sec max run segments – so that she actually runs. Penney, we’ll have you running with Harcus by sometime next year….
Today, I started my dog Penney on a training program. She’s a wonderful black lab with all kinds of funny habits. She doesn’t know a thing about running. Since this cold has me seriously slowed down, I thought it would be the perfect time to take Penney for a run. She doesn’t run, she walks fast. A racewalker, that’s what she is.
15 min jog with Penney ’round the neighbourhood loop
10 min cooldown walk ’round the block
No actual training for me – still sick