The way I spent Saturday was very much like a true Canadian. It was all about hockey…and it wasn’t planned that way either! It just happened…which isn’t hard here in the winter!
The morning was field hockey and we didn’t have any subs so I don’t have any pics because I played the whole time. I wore my garmin and it was interesting in terms of heart rate, but I need to do it a few more times to believe that I actually ran 6km.
After breakfast I did groceries, showered and started watching the Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins game (which, we ended up winning – Go Sens Go!!) but then half way through I had to leave to pick my dad up and head to a University hockey game. My dad is a strong supporter of the university he did his undergrad at and its hockey team (on which he played). A few years ago he started a scholarship/bursary to be given to one player each year and whenever the team is in Ottawa he gets invited to the game.
But Saturday was extra special as he was named honorary assistant coach for the game, was asked to give the pre-game speech to the team and was presented with a coach’s jacket. All for a man who is the most humble person I know. It was awesome.
As for this that I spotted during intermission…
By the time I got home at 6, my day had comprised of hockey, hockey and some more hockey! (Last night I watched the first part of the Canada vs. Slovakia semis…which we won 5-1…GOLD medal round for us vs. Russia is happening!!)
As I went to bed Saturday night we were in the midst of getting at 7 inches of snow and so you KNOW how excited I was! A) we were getting snow and B) my driveway was going to get plowed out in the morning by the company I have, so far, paid to do nothing.
And while all that happened, including the driveway…
You can see the glare off the snow…it was a pure skating rink outside. Walking Abby was treacherous. And while I wanted to be a hero and do my “long run” outside, I knew it would just be heroically stupid.
Luckily at this point in my training plan, my long run was only 6 miles so doing it on the TM wasn’t complete torture…and season 5 of Breaking Bad is quite intense – was actually interesting to see what it does to my HR!! Focused on keeping my HR in Zone 2 after the first 15 minutes of warm-up. This meant a HR of between 150-164. It felt great.
Following the TM, did some core work, starting with roll-outs on the stability ball