Sunday was terribly windy and cold. Again, I could feel the pull of my couch and blankie, but no, I donned my long underwear and bundled up to make the trek outdoors. Again, I had to shovel the driveway and decks, then headed out for a brisk walk along the beach, however, I didn't make it as far as the beach when I had to double back to the house to get my inhaler. It was stupid of me to leave the house without it on a cold, windy day. (when I lived in Cairo, I ended up with what is known as the Bedouin cough. I was hospitalised in Cairo and then transported to Paris. When I was well enough to travel I was sent to The Tropical Disease Centre in Toronto for pulmonary physiotherapy and a sh*t load of good drugs). Ever since then I have trouble with breathing on a good day, but more so on cold winter days.
Once I got settled down and able to breathe, (I tend to panic when I can't catch my breath), out I went for a really nice, albeit cold walk. When all said a done, I was able to get out for more than an hour. Not quite the snow-shoeing / walk / run I wanted to do but I was still moving!!!
This coming weekend is the Richmond Road Race, I hope it isn't as snowy and cold as it was a couple of years ago!
|2009 Richmond Road Race|