I left Ottawa on May 2nd (one day after turning 24!) and drove to visit my parents in Mississauga for a few days before starting the real trek west. Its always fun to hang with my mom and dad and I also enjoyed loads of good food, wine, and time with our fatcat, Alexis.
|Birthday party chez mes parents!|
|break to play on the rocks in Port Credit on a run|
The drive west took 4 days from our chalet near Hardwood. The first day was easy rolling north on the 400 extenstion through Sudbury and crossing over into Michigan at Sault Saint Marie ending in Marquette, Michigan. The next day was forgettable and I would probably be ok never to drive through Michigan and Minnesota again now having done it once. I must have been having an off-day since this was just not a fun one in the old Mazda T-D.
The main highlight of day 2 was locating a sushi restaurant off of the highway in North Dakota using no map, iPhone or internet, just sushi senses. Mike was quite impressed with me on this!
Day 3 was fabulous. We started in Winnipeg with a morning run and then cruised through stunningly beautiful Manitoba and into Saskatchewan.
Regina was beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It helped that it was a warm, sunny day but my impression was that the city would still be clean, fresh and pretty even if the weather wasn't ideal. There were big trees everywhere and lots of cute houses and shops.
|Seriously enjoying Regina with Mike.|
|I found the house I would live in!|
Before hitting the road again we stopped at a grocery store to get some snacks. I was pumped to find tinned smoked rainbow trout to have with some pita chips. This was delicious, healthy and unsurprisingly a disaster to eat in the car while driving. I'm hoping my car won't smell fishy for long.. ha.
Day 4 was easy. We did a run in Swift Current, SK before hitting the road for the final stretch to Canmore. For more fun pictures of the journey check out Mike's tumblr page http://supermikevieira.tumblr.com/ .
|Yoga is always a good choice before long drives.|
I'm now settling into my new house in Canmore and doing my best to get into the groove of training with a new team with some unpacking in between. I feel like I'm starting a big, big new adventure right now and couldn't be happier about it.
Thanks for reading!