I was not in the groove last week. At all. It’s so hard for me to get back into the swing of things after being away for a few days. My runs felt hard, my legs felt heavy, my energy was just not there. I skipped Saturday’s run because I woke up not feeling very well. My stomach was off and my body was just telling me to take it easy. I spent the day trying to catch up on emails, doing laundry, getting my place back in order, and napping. I think the day off helped because my run on Sunday felt a million times better! I skipped my long run on the weekend so I got it done today instead. Feels good to start the week with a solid 13.5 miles! Anyway, here is last week’s (minimal) training:
Wednesday: 6 miles
Thursday: 5.21 miles
Friday: 6.18 miles
Sunday: 6.27 miles
TOTAL: 23.66 miles
I attended Chase the Gear on Friday night, an event hosted by Sport Chek in Toronto’s High Park. The concept was pretty cool. We had to chase NHL legend Gary Roberts and Olympians Meaghan Mikklelson and Natalie Spooner throughout the park to win gear from adidas Canada’s High Performance Olympic Collection. The event was being streamed on Facebook Live so runners could check their phones to find out the locations of the athletes. Gary, Meaghan and Natalie took turns wearing a backpack which had flags attached to it. The goal was to get close enough to rip a flag off, winning you a bag full of adidas gear.
Everyone had their game faces on and things got intense pretty quickly! I took off with Gracie in the second wave and we definitely were’t fast enough to catch any of the athletes. We got glimpses of them as we made our way through the park but they took off like lightening bolts with a small herd of super fast runners right behind them.
Moments before the start
All of the flags were snagged and lots of people left with some sweet gear. I loved that Sport Chek allowed viewers at home the opportunity to win gear too. During the event, they posted Olympic-related trivia questions on their Facebook page and it looked like it was just as exciting and successful as the live chase! A lot of people got involved and scored big time.
Gary blazing through High Park [source]
Meaghan and Natalie [source]
Chase the Gear was such a great way to get the running community together and celebrate Canadian athletics. Huge thanks to Sport Chek for having me!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Sport Chek and I was compensated to attend Chase the Gear. All opinions about my experience are my own!