Weather: Stunt run!
It might look cold by the numbers, and my glasses had to come off (a sign of cold) but WOW what a beautiful night!
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Tonights run was the usual route, with the Stock Lake Trail in and Niven Lake out.
There is open water flowing between the Coop parking lot and Old Airport Road, which may be raising the floor in the skidoo tunnel. I feel like I had to duck, but that might also have been because that is about 2 km along, and right about then I generally start to feel like I’m 8 feet tall and bristling with hair.
The rest of the run was as expected, but for some reason it was a lot more enjoyable while I was doing it, and even more just now after.
This weekend I’m also celebrating an Alberta tradition – Family Day. I have a treasured Alberta family member here to enjoy, and we hit Prosperous to learn to make doughnuts. A great afternoon!
Training Tip: Audiobook for Northern Trails – Call of the Wild
The best accompanyment for running through a forest of stunted trees, bare rock and packed snow, might just be this classic title written by Jack London.
Set in the 1890’s, it follows the main character from a posh, warm California life into a brutally harsh life on the Yukon Trail.
A free version is available on Librivox for download. It’s worth many times the price.