Misty at the Lakes - 25 minutes +November 19th, 2005
There were four of us at the lakes this morning, Rob H, Helena W, Pano and I. It was a foggy, cool, damp morning. We started off with our normal warm-up then the plan was to do 2 - 10 minute pickups with a 5-minute break between. Got thru the first 10-minute pickup feeling good and then during the break I rolled my ankle over pretty bad.
Walked for a few minutes with Rob then tried to run on it and did make it for another 5 – 10 minutes or so but then it got too painful. Ended up walking the rest of the way, back to the road by the riding circle where Pano met me with his car and gave me a ride back to the parking lot. Rob kept doing out and backs from me to keep himself warm and keep me company. It really sucks, I was looking forward to some trail running around Thetis tomorrow. Will take it easy for the rest of today and tomorrow and see how it feels Monday or Tuesday before I try and run on it again. Will head out to Lambrick Park in the morning instead and watch the Cross Country race there. Cheer Hugh, Mar, Shannon and the rest on while they scream around the park.
On to something different... This past August a few of us from the club and some friends went up to Mt. Washington for the weekend. We stayed at Alan’s place at Deer Lodge and used it as a base for our day hike up to the peak of Mt. Albert Edward. Here are a few of the pictures that were taken.
Mt. Albert Edward is the peak almost dead center:
There were nine of us who made the trek, Joan was taking this picture and Wayne was supposed to meet us at the Lodge before heading down to the trailhead:
Unfortunately the buzzer at the Lodge was not working so we missed Wayne and he started with out us. Our first meeting spot was to be Circlet Lake, about 10km into the hike. I ran the first part pretty hard and caught up to Wayne about 1km short of Circlet:
Joan and Mar ran the first part as well and were about 10 minutes behind us. We all had a nice break at the lake:
This is a shot of us at the top!!
On the way back down we all met up at Circlet Lake again and got some fresh water. From there we kinda all went our own speed back to the lodge. The entire hike took me 9 hours and 40 minutes from the trailhead up to the peak and then back to the Lodge, not sure of the exact distance but probably somewhere in the 30 - 35km range, I took the long route both ways : ) Was exhausted when we finished but had an amazing time. We had a great dinner and tried to play some games after but most of us were too bagged to stay up much past dinner.
Will be heading to Hugh's home tonight for his first (hopefully annual) "Performance Improv" party. I'll drag the camera along and see if I can capture some of the festivities. May even get up the nerve to read another poem...
Oh my goodness Don!! I hope you’ll be OK! I guess now is a good time for Tori to practice her cooking and cleaning skills! ;)
Lin - 19 11 05 - 22:19
Good god Donnie! I saw lots of those during my basketball playing days. You will probably have to keep off it for awhile. You may want to see a physio in order to avoid any further damage and to ensure a speedy recovery.
We missed you this morning.
David (email) - 20 11 05 - 12:25
Great pics of the run. I did that one with some Bastion buddies about 5 years ago. Never quite made the summit because the doctor I was running with got dizzy about a half hour from the summit, so we stopped and waited for the rest of the crew to pick us up on the way back, It was 28 degrees, in July, and we all finished in about 8 to 8.5 hours. That included a group of us getting lost for a while. Still lots of fun. The following weekend one of the guys went back with his dog and did the same route in 5 hours.
Hope your ankle gets better, and I agree that physio is worth considering. Bye for now.
max - 22 11 05 - 19:37