My total miles run for last week was 60 and about 48-50 of those miles were run outside. While there were some cold days, the wind has been relatively tame making runs by Lake Ontario quite pleasant.
I was pleased to find the Empire Sandy, a tall ship landmark at Spadina Quay in spring, summer and fall, docked nearby at Queen’s Quay. I also enjoyed the outdoor art near the pond, now skating rink, just outside Queen’s Quay.
Today I was drawn to run outside because of the wonderful blue sky. It was however necessary to get into full winter gear to stay warm, a key item is the facewarmer. These items are described in two previous posts, Winter Running Gear Accessories and Winter Running Gear: Base, Middle & Outer Layers. It’s hard to pick out in the photo below but I am wearing a vented-bandana-style face protector made by Seirus which was bought at Dick’s in the U.S. You may find one of this particular style at a store specializing in snowboarding gear but specialty running stores like New Balance Toronto and Mountain Equipment Co-op usually have the plain black styles in stock.
Here are photos from the outdoor art display near the Power Plant by Harbourfront Centre east of Queen’s Quay.
Now that I am taking a photography course, I’ve become acutely aware of the limitations of my mini-camera. However, I just can’t see myself running with the Nikon SLR camera lent to me by my son. Even if I did not mind the weight, I’m sure the movement would not be good for the camera. The instructor will be showing us how to take shots of fast moving objects. I asked her whether that would apply to the opposite situation, when the photographer is the fast moving object. She said we will cover that later. Here is a photo I took for my course with a few painterly touches courtesy of PhotoShop, which I am learning to use. I think I’ll call it Alley Series: #1 🙂