Well, Sunday came and went like a blurr. It was one of those days where when you wake up in the morning you have no idea what was about to lie ahead of you...
First of all, my husband was working crazy hours all weekend... so my training was worked around a very supportive and key member of 'Team Canadian Girls on the Run' - my Mom. Without her help this weekend I wouldn't have gotten any training in. Sarah called in the morning to say she wanted to run the 25k Scorched Sole Race that was in town. The time-line just didn't work for me, so we simply did our own training. I had a 2hr window, so I headed to the 'two tits' (I know, I regret ever starting to call it this 6yrs ago because the name has now just stuck - see photo below for a [rather lame] view shot)
I went to the race finish to try to catch Sarah and Alison finish, but I had just missed them and they were standing in the lake cooling off their legs. Hjalmar was still out on the 50miler and by the time I inquired into the results and who was in so far - it looked like it was going to be a much longer race than expected for most runners.
Sarah and I were out late into the night waiting for Hjalmar to finish his 50miler and we were so proud of him when we saw him coming down Boulder Trail!! It was emotional for everyone - what a huge accomplishment. Sarah and I will definitely carry forward his strength, determination and fight into the Alps this fall!