I skipped my run this morning and went to work early instead, in spite of my husband’s disapproval for allowing the bleak morning to deter me. The run-plan, an early departure from work and an indoor run to follow. A very good plan indeed with today’s escalating snow storm.
Once again, I sing the praises of working a mile from home. How pleasant it is not to rely on public transit or a car. One of many walking route options takes me past a supermarket, where I stopped to buy spinach and carrots and then a Tim Horton’s where I picked up an orange-carrot whole wheat muffin. This muffin $1.10 tax included, is delicious and great value. Then on to the YMCA, just ahead of the post-work rush to easily find a free treadmill for an easy three miles. I’m enjoying taking a mileage break. It is very unusual for me to do three milers, let alone three of them in one week.
It has been over a year since I’ve used the full locker room facilities at the Y. I usually run to the Y from home, store my outerwear in a locker and after working out, head home to shower. What better day to luxuriate in the whirlpool and then dry off in a sauna. Nicely warmed up I even found myself looking forward to shoveling our sidewalk. As our walk came in view, I saw that our roommate Alain had already shoveled and salted. I shoveled the 1/2 inch or so that had accumulated just because I felt warm, happy and fortunate. I hope the day was not too trying for others.