Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I hitched home

So the tri was on Sunday and last night was Monday and I went for a mellow swim in the lake, wetsuit free. I pushed myself for approx. 100 metres but I really need to start working harder in the lake. I need to find some swimming buddies who are faster than me as that will push me to work harder.

Today I was driving to work and my car beeped at me. I couldn't find the origin of the beep so I kept on driving. I assumed that it was CBC that made the odd beep sound. Then Templeton (that's the name of my car) began beeping furiously at me and then the oil warning light came on. I pulled over and shut the car off right away. Thankfully I was about half a kilometre from work so I just got out and walked to the office where I called BCAA and had them tow Templeton to my mechanic. I still haven't heard from the mechanic so I don't know what the problem was. Hopefully it's simply a faulty something or other.

Since I had no car of my own I thumbed* a ride home and I got dropped off at Alice Lake so that I could run home. I just kept my house keys and my cell with me and off I went. I was scared of bears and cougars but I got over it. It's a really short run from my place to Alice Lake. Just down Jacks Trail and then through the new golf course and I'm pretty much there. I maybe wasn't quite ready to run though as I had to walk the last 3 or so kilometres due to leg pain. But I do feel confident that I'm on the mend and this was just sore muscles giving me grief. I'm so ready to run and run lots! I wanna get fast and fit and build some endurance. And I've got my heart set on doing some runs in the Fall. A half here, a 1okm there....fun stuff!

While I'm building up to the running regime that I'd like to follow I'll hit the bikes (mountain and road) and the lake. Oh and I'm going to surf camp next weekend!!

Over and out.

* Honestly I would never hitchhike. I got a ride home with someone that I know.

1 comment:

penney said...

Surf camp, way cool!!!