I was in Whistler, BC Canada this week, visiting friends. I thought I might fit in a couple of days of snowboarding while there, because I probably have not punished my quads enough already lately, with all the hilly running I have been making them do.
On my first day there, I went for a run with my friend Lee, who I will be running The Vancouver marathon with this weekend.
Day 2, and it was time to hit the slopes. I borrowed gear off my friend. It was definitely spring conditions, but I had the place to myself and I had a lot of fun. That evening, Lee and I went to the Scandinave Spa for pre-marathon massages and hot tub soaking.
On day 3, I had a friend to ride with. We headed up Blackcomb, where it was HOT! My legs were feeling a little tired, but not too bad.
One small shoulder-first fall into the snow later, and my friend was tobogganed off the mountain and sent to the medical centre. Turns out we had a broken collarbone on our hands.
She was very brave and never complained of being in pain once. Lucky it wasn’t me… I don’t think running with a broken collarbone would be very good!