As per my plan I managed to get in a 20 km run this morning. I decided to try a route I had not done in a while and headed through downtown, past the residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General toward Rockliffe Park – one of Ottawa’s wealthier neighbourhoods and home to many diplomats stationed here.
Sometimes it still surprises me that I can head out and do an easy 20 km run especially on a day like today when it was cold and windy, thankfully I remembered to bring my neck tube with me.
A few years ago I would have been quite content to stay at home on a day like this and watch a movie on the couch. Now I would rather be outside running. A few years ago I would not have believed that would be the case.
With 20 km completed today I will plan to get in 10-12 km each day this week which will keep me on pace to pass my mileage from last week before I take a week off for my skiing vacation.