This weekend was INSANE! Friday night, I was scampering around my house preparing for each step of the way because everything was break neck speed from Friday night forward!
Saturday morning dawned early and I was off to the market to buy apples and bagels for 250 people at the University of Waterloo Homecoming XC Varsity race. I spent the morning getting race bibs prepped and readying the race course until it was time to race!
I was unsure of how the race would go as I have been doing more trail running this summer than racing and I have not done the proper levels of interval training for an event with this level of competition. I actually enjoyed the race and sustained a decent pace throughout considering the type of terrain we were racing on. Some race photos:
I had a time of 21:45 which is not at the top of the roster to say the least, but I felt great and and finished strong!
After cool down and awards, I headed to David’s Tea to meet up with Angela to catch up on life and do a book swap for the As Good As Gold book! You know what that means! Keep checking back for a giveaway!
Saturday night, I spent time with Jesse for the first time in forever. We tried to watch a movie with his room mate and I fell asleep in the first half hour of the movie. They were making fun of the many movies I have only seen half of. My argument is that I go full speed all the time, so the moment that I slow down…I crash.
Sunday morning, Jesse and I headed to a local event called Sustainability in the Park, a great teamup of local sustainable businesses, Women in Action and World Accord. We signed up to do the 33 km route and were excited to take our road bikes out for another spin.
He was such a trooper this weekend. Firstly biking 33 km in the morning and heading to University of Toronto to participate in my fitness certification exam.
We stopped by Starbucks to get lattes and fuel ourselves for the next part of our day…my fitness exam.
We went back to his apartment and were greeted by his room mate, cooking up a storm!
We picked up my sister and another friend and headed to Toronto to do my exam. Honestly, I have such amazing people in my life to be willing to ride in a car for an hour and a half, one way, listening to me stress talk. And then doing a hard cardio workout and saying they were happy to be there.
I passed my exam and we went to The Works to celebrate. (Where else, really?) Sadly, the waiter recognized us and we realized that we had just been there last week…we really need to look into getting another go-to place.
Those of you who follow me on twitter may have seen I kicked off my weekend with this arriving on my doorstep from Vega:
How did everyone else’s weekend go?
And I have to know…am I the only one that falls asleep during every movie they watch?