Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Running through my mind

Sunrise over Toronto
What's so special about running?  Ridiculously simple and doesn't require any really special equipment.  A decent pair of running shoes, comfortable and weather-appropriate gear and the great outdoors.  Dead simple.  I've tried swimming and cycling...for a couple of years I competed in Triathlons.  Sprint distances only but I gained respect for elite athletes.  I liked both swimming and cycling although the wet suit and Tri-Bike were serious investments.  But I loved the run...is it any surprise that Triathlons finish with a run?

So after a lot of thought and consideration...OK, I really thought about these on my latest run...here are some random thoughts:
  • "If running is easy why is this run so hard"
  • "Breathe, breathe, breathe..."
  • "Dam...that driver doesn't see me...I'll go behind the car".  Better to be alive than injured
  • "Love the birds chirping".  Ahhh...it must be spring
  • "Keep moving".  I hate stop lights!
  • "Fresh air".  I live and run in a heavily populated urban area but am blessed with the running routes lined with mature trees.

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:

  1. The Sporting Life 10K, May 12
  2. The Toronto Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 1/2 Marathon, October 20
  3. The Reggae Marathon, December 7.  
Please join me on Facebook at Run for Heart.

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