Now I'm two weeks into it, running 4x/week(yay for me!), still going to class once/week and running with friends and on my own, it's been great! I'm totally addicted which shocks the heck out of me. I guess it's because I've finally done it right and other than after the first run - when I ran in my old hikers, did I suffer from shin splints - I've been pain-free. 8 runs later and NO PAIN, woohoo! Although my new best friends might be helping on that lack-of-pain factor too:
Bananas, loads of water and Motrin! Oh my motrin, how I love you...
My "goal" ('cause I always need a goal!) is to run the 5km (or 10km if I get that far in training) Midnight Mayo Marathon. Held in beautiful Mayo, Yukon - this event starts just before midnight at the end of June, when daylight is plentiful around these parts! The tagline is "Run The Mayo with BLT - Beautiful scenery, Likeable people, AND a Tasty breakfast." If that doesn't sound like fun I don't know what does.
But there is also some downtime amidst this new training regimen, aka: Spring parties!
We called this the "PMS Party" - no, not some feminine angst get-together (though we do have plenty of those too!), rather a "Post Mushing Syndrome Party!" A place where mushers can get together and reminisce about the season past, eat food and drink fine wine. Ok, no wine, just beer.
Laura seems to have found the perfect mix: chocolate and beer!
As always, food was plentiful. I love how we have all women at the BBQ here. But when we first arrived there were like SEVEN vultures...er, GUYS hovering around it making sure all was cooking well. Men seem to be drawn to BBQ's like flies to, well, you know. (more on that topic later)
Heather: Heyyyy, where did you get that!?!?
Laura: mmph, what chocolate??
As usual, the conversation inevitably ended up discussing POOP and poop piles and poop composting and dogs eating poop and various kind of poop, where our dogs poop.... well, let's just say you'd have to be there to appreciate it. Or you'd have to deal with mounds of the stuff on a daily basis to appreciate it!
Four of the Yukon's extremely skilled poop-cleaner-uppers.
And what's a party without some incriminating video to be blackmailed with at a later date!??
Dave tells some tall stories. Actually all I heard these two talk about was algae and fish, so yes, I left that spot FAST.
And that's that! Spring is rapidly on it's way, YAY!! I just want to be out of the muddy season ASAP. Pooh Bear is constantly brown even when there is one teeny tiny puddle of mud in her yard! She delights in throwing herself at the fence and flicking the mud at me, oh joy I love THAT!!! I come away from their pen speckled with mud, which makes not having a shower even more enjoyable! Hm, I must get some video of that... :)