I believe my last blog post was a training update between camps on the Haig Glacier so I'll do a little catch up from there.
Good news: I survived the glacier camps! We actually cut our second trip to the Haig short by one day since the groomer had broken down. I was fairly happy to escape early and totally pumped to finish the volume block of training with a nice hot rollerski from Canmore through Banff and up Norquay to finish off. I felt like I was melting and my legs were so tired I had to take a few breaks from one skate to double pole up the hill but overall I mostly just happy to know I would get to go home and have lunch in my own kitchen and nap in my own bed afterwards.
The very next day I caught a flight to Montreal to meet my parents, brother and some extended family for my cousin Lindsay's wedding. With a big training block behind me and some time to rest and relax I had an absolute blast catching up with the gang and celebrating at Lindsay and Stephan's wedding. It isn't too often we all get together so it's pretty darn fun when we do!
|My brother James gets out-styled by our Dad Graham, look how skinny that tie is!|
|Cousins Lucy, Anna, Maggie and I enjoyed lots of dancing and some modelling of our high heels at the wedding|
|Big cousins and little cousins all hanging out at the Deakin's place in Point Claire|
I spent loads of time swimming, eating, swimming, sleeping, playing games and just generally having a fun time. My dad and I also contested what must have been our 10th annual Alana vs. Dad 1000 Islands trail running championship. I won, again. I should mention though, that he won the King of the Mountains (overpass) competition during our race back from the car rental place on Dahon folding bikes. I really wish I had a video of this badass breakaway!
|Lunchtime spread on the Heart of Gold|
I've been back in Canmore for almost two weeks now and have felt the most energized and happy that I have all summer. I'm well back into full training and feel great about the gains being made and the work to be done in the coming weeks and months.
|It was so great to hang with my two biggest and favourite supporters, Mom & Dad!|
Next stop: Training Camp in Whitefish, Montana!
Stay tuned and thanks for reading :)