There is some irony to me running in the dark as I start regular running again after recovering from my foot injury. That's how I started running many years ago (How it Started). But I'm not hiding from anyone now and like exchanging the 'Runner's Hand Flip' with other runners I meet. It's easier to do that when we can see each other.
I also hate being super vigilant in pre-dawn runs with vehicles. I always run facing traffic and mostly stay on the sidewalks. There is one stretch of road without sidewalks and even with the clearly delineated Bike Lane, cars and especially SUV's seem oblivious. And I have my Running Room Reflective Gear!
Reggae Marathon. This year it's on December 7 and it will be my 5th consecutive time in Negril, Jamaica. The drumming, the torch lights, the crowds...all anxious to get started promptly at 5:15 am. And come to think of it, little Jamaica doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time!
Until next time...
I'm raising funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation in 2013. My goal is to raise $2,000 by December 31. My planned races in 2013 include:
- The Sporting Life 10K, May 12
- The Toronto Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 1/2 Marathon, October 20
- The Reggae Marathon, December 7.