Race Day is weeks away. I don't know about you, but I have been finding training in our Alberta weather a little taxing. Do you feel a little behind? Or worried about your race readiness? First of all, RELAX! Take a deep breath.
Perhaps I can share a few tips to help you over the next month.
See you on the trails!
I love running in Canmore!
The Rocky Mountain Soap Women's Run is one of my favourites for a number of reasons. I love the air, the feel, the vibe. Running out in Canmore at the Nordic Centre just feels good. It is my #runhappy spot. I forget about what it SHOULD be and can JUST BE.
In the several years I've run this race, the mountain views just never get old. And, if you are lucky, you may see some wildlife watching from the roadside or through the trees. Whether you run 5k, 10k or a half marathon, the views take your breath away.
There are a lot of wonderful, strong, amazing women getting down with their bad-ass selves on this weekend. I find the atmosphere electric. There are cheers coming from everyone - from the race crew, vendors, volunteers and spectators! I have always felt so encouraged and happy to be out there. It makes me feel inspired and I am there to soak up the fabulousness as well as challenge myself.
Post Run Fun
I am lucky to come out with a friend and we make it a weekend away. I have many friends who also do the same. It is fun to catch up with people on race day, and hang out afterwards - either in the massage area, lunch area, or at the finish line cheering on the fellow runners. It is tradition for me and a friend to stay out for both races - so we have a celebratory dinner on Saturday. And, you will, no doubt, see a lot of women milling around town also celebrating! So, say yes to post-run shopping, eating, champagne or however you like to celebrate!
Living Smart with Wildlife
The bears in Kananaskis are already starting to come out of their dens for spring, and this means it's time to be extra WildSmart!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind while running in Bear Country this spring.
Let the training begin, and we'll see you in Canmore!