On Friday night we stayed in and watched the Opening Ceremonies, along with most Canadians. It was a spectacular show, with the exception of a slightly embarrassing technical difficulty during the final cauldron lighting (oops).
Saturday morning I headed out early for a cold but sunny 10K run. I caught a glimpse of my colourful self in the mirror and had to snap a pic.
We did some family visiting on Saturday afternoon followed by spaghetti dinner with hubby’s dad. Perfect carbo loading for my unofficial “Million Inch Run” on Sunday morning.
I met up with my training group for our scheduled long run of about 22KM/13.6mi. I decided to add on a few extra on my own before we headed out, finishing the run with a total of 25.7KM/16mi, or 1,013,760 inches.
It was a pretty nice morning and a great run despite some sloppy footing resulting from overnight snowfall. We ran one of our typical “scenic” (read: hilly) routes where we faced several long, gradual (and some not-so-gradual) climbs. It makes us stronger, right?? Post-run Valentine’s Day cupcakes (courtesy of yours truly) made it all worthwhile.
Hubs and I spent the rest of Sunday eating too much chocolate and a few indulgent meals while watching the Olympics.
We even toasted Canada’s first ever gold medal on Canadian soil with some Jackson Triggs Vancouver 2010 Ice Wine in my grandfather’s official 1988 Calgary Olympics glasses.
Today we’re having a pretty quiet day, going to see a movie this afternoon and later on watching – you guessed it – more Olympics!
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and Valentine’s Day. I’ll be catching up with you soon!