Because I Haven’t Punished my Quads Enough Already…

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.

Running in Whistler
Running in Whistler

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.

I had the place to myself!
I had the place to myself!


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.

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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!

5 thoughts on “Because I Haven’t Punished my Quads Enough Already…

  1. Love the title! So many runners can relate, I’m sure! All though you take being a glutton for punishment to a whole new level! I haven’t snowboarded in years but I remember how much it ripped up my quads and core! I’m glad you got to enjoy some fun slope time with friends! 🙂

    1. Before I knew what my quads were called… I called them my ‘snowboarding muscles’ because they always hurt the most after a day on the hill!

  2. Everything is very open with a precise description of the challenges.
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    Thanks for sharing!

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