There I go, solo running again! But that is O.K., it was an out the front door of my home run. This was my first evening run in the neighbourhood this year. I went prepared with my Spikys on but was surprised to see the sidewalks were mostly cleared of ice and snow. After 1 km, I ditched the Spikys. Not only did I not need them, they were affecting my gait and compromising the springiness in my runners. I could really feel it in my legs. What I have to show for my first neighbourhood run of the year is 5.2km in a time of 32:51 which siphers out to an average pace of 6:25 min/km.
I am officially entered in the Centaur Subaru Half-Marathon on May 30th here in Calgary. Early bird entry comes to an end on January 30th and it is filling up. No marathon for me this year. I will see how I am after the Police Half in April and the Calgary Half in May before committing to any more races.
This is the First Aid kit I carry in my backpack for emergencies that could crop up in the back country. I purchased it many many moons ago and thought it would be sufficient if ever needed.
That was until Saturday when I saw the kit a hiking buddy carries! I have work to do on mine. My "out there" seems to increasingly be more and more "away out there", and for that reason, carrying a more complete First Aid kit would be a smart thing. I found a few websites that suggest items that would come in handy. It's better to be safe than sorry!