Mind, Motion & Matter

Running, Essentially . . .

Eyes wide open at 4:30 a.m.

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I was awake before my alarm, set for 4:45 a.m. went off. The plan to ease the upcoming 7 hour time difference is taking hold. I love the mornings, the more of it, the better. I will try to get to bed at 9:15 p.m. although I do confess that this is much easier to accomplish with my husband away on a business trip.

This morning I ran with my neighbour. She is my hero in that she has four kids age 2-12 years, works full-time and for the sake of her mental and physical health has taken to running every day. You can see her in the 2nd photo enjoying the view of the lake at my 5 mile turnaround point.

Strachan & Wellington - Wednesday, September 15, 6:50 a.m.

I wonder if readers are tiring of the sunrise shots. With that in mind, I checked out the day that the clocks with change and it is Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 1:59:57 a.m. So that will seriously impact the morning photos.

The one-carry-on-bag initiative is going well. I visited Mountain Equipment Co-op and Europe Bound and purchased some multi-tasking athletic gear. I also bought a universal sink plug and a portable clothesline. I can’t find my lightweight Teva sandals with cork soles but I think I can do without sandals. I’m taking 4 pairs of merino wool Smart socks which will double as running and walking socks. I may take a 5th pair of heavier hiking socks which are good to have in lieu of slippers.

I’ve decided to do my speedwork tomorrow morning as the evening workout at U of T will not jive with my time acclimatization plan. All these details . . . I feel like I’m about the run a marathon . . . I suppose 4 cities in 9 days, with two days for travel is a marathon of another kind.

The audio books I’ve purchased will ease the book problem. In the past, I usually take 3-4 books and return with 7-8. I’m going to take 2 books at the very most. Time to think on that.

Good night.

My neighbour enjoys the sunrise on the lake

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