Saturday, December 19, 2009

Almost Christmas

This morning I woke up congested and clearly in thrall to a bit of a cold virus. Fool that I am, I donned the running gear and went for my usual Saturday 18 km run. And you know what? Apart from the excessive phlem (I won't elaborate) it was a fantastic run in every way. Yes, I know, I probably should have listened to conventional wisdom and stayed in the house. Had I stayed in the house, I would have missed a great run and felt even more miserable. It's like when I'm slightly injured; I ignore the temptation to stay away from running, and to date I've never regretted those decisions. The moral of the story is this: don't cancel your run unless it's a damned good reason.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Today's Run

Running at 8 am on a Monday morning is nothing like running at 4:30 am on a weekday. The world is a busy place by 8 am. Granted, it's far more interesting, and there's a lot more light. I prefer the lonely 4:30 run; far less threat of being hit by a truck, for one thing. Ah well, all week should be interesting since I do not intend to run at 4:30 am while I'm on vacation. Vacation is work time, so off to put up Christmas lights and all that.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday morning

Frost covered the cars I ran by this morning, not terribly obvious frost since it was still dark at 6:30. Crisp air, not a breath of a breeze. The sun is now shining brightly, another satisfying run gone by. Outlaw omelette was outstanding, and my coffee has never tasted better. Except yesterday morning when that first coffee was accompanied by a couple of fresh, hot apple fritters at the St Jacobs farmers market.
Exactly a week to go before the Niagara Falls International Marathon, which will be my eleventh marathon. Staying at the Crowne Plaza, got an amazing deal on
More later. The leaves need raking, and it's a perfect day to be out there. Have a great day.