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Day After the Freezing Rain

Last night I wrote about not being able to go for a run because of the weather and that I was hoping to get in a longer run today.

Hoping the conditions would be better today I took advantage of the fact I was not working today and headed out with my daughter in her Chariot. As to be expected after the weather we received yesterday, the sidewalks were still slippery in spots but they were in good shape considering the rain we had yesterday.

The only really treacherous spots were the bridges and overpasses. Here is what one of them looked like…

With conditions like they were this morning I ended going slower than usual and not as far as I initially planned. Despite that, I still managed to get in 11km in 59 minutes which was not a bad way to spend the morning.

Other than the icy sidewalks in some spots it was a great day for a run. The sun was shining and it was not very cold. Here is a shot of the Parliament Buildings across the Rideau Canal as we made our way home..