This post comes to you from a coffee shop in Jasper. We just finished a yummy lunch that we earned on a 2hr43 trail run this morning. So far, the Hunter family training camp in Jasper has been a huge success! Yesterday we turned mountains into molehills with climb after climb after climb. The 11km ascent up to Marmot Basin was quite a doozy, and the descent was dicey as it started to rain and I turned into a popsicle. After warming up with a sandwich and coffee life was good again and headed back out for another ride, this time into BC- climbing up to the great divide. Total ride time was 5hrs 21 for me, and most of it was climbing!
Friday was a travel day for me, and when I arrived into Jasper I went straight to the pool for a swim. Once again, I ran out of time and only got 3300m in...I will get to 4k!! I am feeling awesome in the pool, on the bike and running. Something tells me that this will be a good race for me :-)
Today while I was running through the mountains, overlooking the clear green lakes and breathing in the fresh mountain air, I was overwhelmed with a feeling that I was in heaven. Life is good.
I was thinking of you, Alan, on that run. You would have loved it! Especially when the skies opened up and turned the trails into muddy canals :-)
Pictures are trapped on my camera for now, and I am sure will do little justice to the beauty of this place....but I will post them when I get home.