Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Weekends are here!

Hit the road Saturday morning with coffees in hand and headed up to Squamish for a nice soft, loamy one might expect from Squamish. Parked the Red 'ru at Brennan Park Community Center and followed the first 30 k chunk of the Stormy course. The usual suspects were involved, Jack's Trail, Alice lake, around Stump Lake to Bob MacIntosh, Dead End Loop, Rock n' Roll, and down Rob's corners. At this point we, Duncan and I, went west toward Edith lake. We really wanted to get over to Mike's Loop and ultimately run Entrails down to Roller Coaster. From there we pounded pavement back to the car. A necessary evil that I can't wait to overcome in my new Salomon Cross Max. Should be here soon. Maybe even this week.
It was brilliant Saturday topped of with a visit to the Bistro for a turkey, bacon club. No animal sightings but the forest is starting to get Springy. The buds are out and things are greening again. Only a few short months and I'll be racing the Test of Metal up there. Which reminds me, I should probably get on my bike sometime.This morning was a first in about eight years. I ran a 10k road "race" with Saje. Saje didn't do much of the running. She mostly slept in the stroller, while I cruised the Delta course. The run was in memory of slain teen Laura Szendrei, whose cousin I taught last year. If she only knew the sacrifice I made by running on the road to show my support. Anyway, it wasn't that bad and the turn out for Laura was amazing. I finished in 42 minutes and dazzled a few folks along the way with my stroller pushing speed. What a workout! One guy even shouted as I went by, "JESUS!". I said, "No, man. Tom Craik".

Looking forward to another spring weekend next weekend.


  1. You came to Squamish and NO PHONE CALL!!!???

    "jesus" "no, Tom Craik"....CLASSIC....

    See you at Test!

  2. "Jesus" look at those quads. I am still shocked at how strong, surefooted and fast many BC trail runners are.

  3. Sorry about the no phone call, Gildersleeve. We actually thought you worked in North Vancouver on Saturdays. Tommys? Next time - I promise.

    Wiglebot - Nice of you to notice the quad in this shot. I love it when the light is just right so that muscle definition is pronounced. We actually had a professional light guy come in and this is all he could get. I'm working on them though.