As I have written about before, I have a few go to run routes. I know them quite well. I know the potholes, the inclines, the curves, distances between landmarks, where to see deer, which route will have a great sunrise or sunset or lots of midday shade, which homes have dogs that bark and […]
When I run, my mind wanders much farther than my legs travel and my eyes don’t simply focus on the road ahead, but look about and watch for wildlife, sunrises, or sometimes just the little textures (hence Textured Tuesdays) instead. I get drawn in by lines. Horizon lines. Tree lines. Lines on the road. Lines of geese […]
Reasons to love where I live (and run!) #18 and #19: The roads sway left to right, tilt and undulate, rise and fall, curve and bend all the while sashaying alongside the sea. Very few people or vehicles travel those roads. #runhappiness And for the record, I haven’t actually sat down and listed out the […]
To be alien is to belong elsewhere or not at all. And I had an alien run this morning. It didn’t belong. I felt really good. Not that that’s alien, but it is not my normal these days to have a run from start to finish that flashes by like a re-run of Seinfeld, it’s about […]
Sometimes the expanse of sky, the white light of the sun through the lens of the atmospheric blue, and even the reflection of it in pond water makes me feel so small. And I like the feeling. I like standing there in run-pause, steeping in it all.
Every once in a while I like to refresh my music selection on my run playlist. Now, when I say “playlist”, I just mean my entire catalog of songs. I just hit shuffle and away I go without too much care about the tempo of any particular song. If I like it, I’ll run to […]
I wrote the other day that I felt like I needed to slow it down a tad and inject some rest into my run routine. Well, I took two days off from all exercise and came back with a divine run this morning before first light and a super light half hour on the track […]
According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, inuksuk or inukshuk, means “to act in the capacity of a human.” As I’ve mentioned in several posts gone by, one of my favourite places to run to is the tiny fishing village of Blue Rocks just six kilometers from here. From June to September, if it is nice weather, […]