No question about it. It is summer right now here in Ottawa. And while we can have extremes in the winter (-40 degrees) we can have the same in the summer…this week, the humidex has been 49-42C (104-108F). And I just LOVE it.
Although, I will say…team practices which are normally killer in regular weather are kinda totally insane right now. However, we were rewarded after Tuesday night’s killer mile repeats…
Wednesday is my off day from training…and ended up being not a very good day. Abby had another seizure. I managed to stay calm during it, but as soon as it was over, I broke down and just cried and cried. Her neurologist is currently out of town (and from what I’m gathering, is at a cottage with no cell/internet reception) so, given that she seems stable right now, we’re waiting until he’s back on Monday to do anything. So until then, let’s concentrate on better times…like this…when she was 8 months old and already a total rascal…who had stolen my heart!!
Yesterday was supposed to be field hockey but I opted to stay home with Abby…and, with her at my side, faced one of my current nemesis’: Crab Grass
I don’t know if this is a problem for you…but with the heat and lack of rain we’ve had over the past month, the crab grass is THRIVING in a huge way. So I spent a lot of time last night pulling it out and cursing at it. I feel like cursing at it will help keep it from coming back? lol
This morning I did a speed workout, but last night we had an INSANE thunder and lightning and torrential rain storm…so the crappy track I run on was in even worse shape…but not everyone was upset with that!!
Despite the puddle hurdles, I got my work out done:
3x400m, 1×1200, 3×400
1 minute rest between 400s, 3 minutes rest before and after the 1200
And then I had some fun taking pics of me flying! 🙂