FINALLY! UP! THE! MOUNTAIN! Oh what a pleasure it was knowing that the temperature was well above freezing three days in a row and that means the ice has (almost) melted. In any case it melted enough for me to get up and down the path with my dignity intact. There was one hilarious moment… Continue reading Monday mountain run! Snowy views of town! &darn it Pa, I miss you somethin fierce on this your birthday!
For the first time in over a month the temperature has gone above freezing, about 8°C I almost could have worn shorts! As most of the ground is still covered in snow I thought it would have been weird though. I biked to and from my starting point (a good 5 or 6 k) and… Continue reading Birthday run! Birthday croissants! Birthday pastries! Pics! Poem!
Just to record that YES, I went for a run today. Tried optimistically to get up my mountain but as the temps have been sub freezing everyday and there has been way too thick of a smog for the sun to get through the ice was as bad as my last attempt last week. So… Continue reading Short post
Yes! I braved the cold both days this weekend. Wasn’t sure how super motivated I would be, but a number of people warned me the weather could be really bad next week so I thought it best to cram in an extra stroll along the icy path. I took the bike to get to and… Continue reading Hooray for dedication! Poem for an old man!
What a title. But it’s true the trails were crunchy today, crunchy and slidy and some places mushy or even muddy and always coldy. I waited for the temperature to go all the way up to -3°C before heading out but with the sun shinning most of the time it really felt like at least… Continue reading Crunchy run! Poem by a poet’s husband who was also a poet! Pics!
Today’s attempt to run up the mountain was THWARTED! So disappointed! The path was just cover with ice, it was impassable and impossible! I tried two different approaches hoping to outsmart the elements but, alas, both ways were too dangerous to get over. That is the funniest climb to speed ratio ever! Ah well as… Continue reading Botched mountain run! Cat pic! Tao te ching!
Brisk! -3C° fun in the snow run. A little bit of slipping and sliding as I got through my neighbourhood, the sidewalks were dangerously icy but once I got to the main road conditions were much better. Some friends came over last night for raclette which is a favourite winter staple around here. It’s fabulous… Continue reading Sunday snowy 20 & a poem