5k – All In A Day’s Work

Last week, I managed to get outside a few times. I had a challenging run during lunch one day and then completed 5k but it wasn’t while running! How does one manage to get 5k in without running at all?

Cross Country Skiing! 

I had to meet with a co-worker last Wednesday to connect on a few projects and somehow managed to run their staff through a basic cross-country ski lesson. You see, when I worked at the Outdoor Centre (where my husband and I met) that was my job….to teach cross-country skiing (and snowshoeing, winter camping, fire building, canoeing, kayaking, high ropes etc). Yes, lucky me 🙂

So before our sit down meeting, I did the basic lesson and massively embarrassed myself when I face planted while double poll planting 😦 After the lesson we went on the trail and ended up skiing just over 5k (thanks to my Green Garmin).  We then had our sit down meeting and that was my afternoon at work!

Feet of Piper's Run

The awesome activity doesn’t stop there. I had another meeting with someone else Thursday afternoon during the women’s gold medal game. Why, oh why, did I book the meeting then, I’ll never know, but I was able to listen to the crazy intense game on my radio while driving to and from the meeting. Let’s just say I was on the edge of my car seat for the last 10 minutes of the 3rd period. Well done ladies!

Back to my meeting. I arrive and instead of a sit down meeting we had a walking meeting. YES! We walked for 40 minutes outside and discussed everything that we needed to, then went inside to chat for another 20 minutes and warmed up as the wind was fairly cold. Thursday was supposed to be my “rest day” from any activity but it was kinda nice to get a good power walk in during my work day. Bonus!

If only I could have walking meetings every day 🙂 

Does your job every have you being active?

Have you ever had a “walking meeting” before? 

Did you enjoy the Olympics, happy it’s over or can’t wait for the Paralympics to start March 7th ???

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20 thoughts on “5k – All In A Day’s Work

  1. I haven’t done a walking meeting – sounds like a great idea though.

    I loved the Olympics but sorta glad it is over as it was such a time suck! But hurray for the Canadian Team who all did SO well again this time around… #WeAllPlayForCanada !! 🙂

  2. My company’s has two London offices which are 20 minutes walk apart. I often have to go to meetings at the other office which means I have a 40 minute round trip walk. On top of the 30 minute round trip walk I already do to get the the train station to get into walk. I often think if I didn’t have to walk so much I would be the size of a house!

  3. That’s so cool that you used to be a cross country ski instructor! I’m also kind of amazed that your work has walking meetings, sounds like the sort of place I’d like to work at.

    • I work with other physical activity, sport and recreation professionals so we’re all about being active….it’s great! I don’t do walking meetings often but might try to do them more now.

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