When do you start training?
This is the question I’ve been getting a lot lately. That’s okay, it keeps me focussed. Training officially starts February 5th, but until then I’m still running, keeping the longer distances going with a long slow run.
Today was crisp, clear and cold. There was a lot of activity outside, the sun was shining making the day seem warmer than it really was. Our little community was busy with snowmobilers zooming along the snowmobile trails, cross country skiers out on their designated trails and finally ice fishing has begun. The really cold weather the past week has helped with the outdoor sports.
Even part of the World’s Largest Outdoor Skating Rink is now partially opened.....
Ottawa’s Rideau canal http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/
After having taken most of the week off of running, today was a nice easy slow 6k route. Running along the road near the river gave me a fantastic view of the Gatineau Hills covered with a dusting of snow. I headed down our community centre road past the playground where the children were shrieking with laughter while playing on the swings and some kids were building snow men. So many people were out walking today, walking and talking, walking with their family dogs, it was just a gorgeous day.
Even the winter birds that stay with us for this cold season seemed to be more active today. The chickadees were calling from the forest and a pileated woodpecker flew by on his way into the bush.
What a great day to be outside (did I just say that). On winter days like today I can actually say I don’t mind being out in the sun!
So that was my run for today, nice and slow, lots to see and hear, everything felt right and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Enjoy your day, life's fun if you don' weaken!
Enjoy life’s journey, one step at a time.