Sunday, November 25, 2012

Seymour Super Fun Run

Saturday we participated in Club Fat Ass's Seymour Super Fun Run. The rain held off and the weather was perfect for a fall 27 km outing on the trails. Craig met us at the start and the 3 of us navigated our way to the finish. The route is posted on line and there are many places to take the wrong turn! The trails have changed since we last did this route ;-) (that is the story we are sticking to!) We found ourselves in places where we perhaps should not have been. When I asked ...are we on the route? Craig replied, we know our way back. Today we had a 1.5 hour run up the fire access road from Mike Lake in Golden Ears Park.
Exciting news this week....we have signed up for the Cateran 55 mile trail run in Scotland in May. When we first met Dario he mentioned that we would really like this event and suggested we add it to the must do list! Neil's family farm was in Blairgowrie where the route goes through. Graeme, Neil's middle brother who lives near Inverness is also signed up. well underway including the Marcothon for me in the month of December - you must run every day for 25 minutes in December. Last year I found it  really tough some days when the weather is terrible and the after work Christmas parties are calling - but I did it. It takes careful planning of the week to fit it all in. Looking forward to giving it my best!

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Return to Saskatoon

Last week we travelled to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Neil was invited to teach at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan for the week.We lived in Saskatoon for 4 years while he studied there. We have been back once prior but only for a couple of days. We enjoyed our week and managed to embrace the winter conditions. We ran most evenings despite the temperature dropping well below zero. We enjoyed catching up with friends and faculty. On the Friday a snow storm developed across the prairies and not only delayed our flight from Saskatoon but also from  Edmonton on route to Abbotsford. We arrived home very late but were pleased to have a long weekend to enjoy. 

 Ron, Marilyn and me!
 Neil and I freezing.
 The Berry Barn where we went for lunch...brrrrr....
 The Bessborough Hotel where we stayed. It's a beautiful hotel on the river.
 Stranded at the Saskatoon Airport - view from the Pub. Note the label on the window.
Home sweet Home!