Father’s Day

As you can expect, father’s day had a bit of a running theme for me today. First of all as a gift my wife ordered me a holder for my medals. Now instead of having them hidden away in a drawer I will be able to hang them up. As a bonus, I also received a holder to display race bibs on. Now I just have to find a place in the house to hang them up.

In terms of running today, I planned for my long run of the weekend with my daughter in her Chariot as usual. Not having a specific plan in mind right now I left the house figuring anywhere between 15-20 km would do.

For today’s run we headed out along the Rideau River toward Rockliffe Park. For those not familiar with Ottawa it is home to Canada’s Prime Minister, Governor General and many foreign diplomats.

Speaking of the Prime Minister, as we passed his residence at 24 Sussex I noticed a carousel set-up on the front lawn. My daughter was excited to hear that news although I don’t think she quite understood why we couldn’t go up to the gate and ask to go in and use the carousel.

As mentioned, my plan was for 15-20 km. With it being a really hot day I decided to content myself with a 14.4 km run. Running related gifts and a run with my daughter, I can’t think of a better way to have spent today.

2 thoughts on “Father’s Day”

  1. The carousel was likely for the Press Gallery’s family picnic that the PM holds every year at 24 Sussex. Another RM member (JLA)’s husband is a journalist, and they take their kids every year.

  2. That makes sense. I hadn’t heard of any events taking place there and was surprised to see it setup.

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