I like Thursdays because it is almost the end of the week and I get to go to track practice tonight! I’m hoping my TV shows hurry up and come back too.
Another Thinking Out Loud Thursday – linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons (who also had a birthday this week!)
#1 It is cold!
We are under one of those extreme cold weather warnings with the temperature being colder than -20C and a windchill of almost -40C. Right now, as of 9am it is -23C, -27C with the windchill. Super cold! Of course I thought yesterday “who the heck runs in this?” and then realized that I have run in these conditions before. Remember my MEC race last January? It was that cold! I ran on the treadmill yesterday.
#2 Speaking of the treadmill
Why does it seem like treadmill running is so slow? I tend to run way slower on a treadmill than I do outside and it just seems to take forever. I ran 3.2 miles on the treadmill yesterday, while watching TV at the gym and it was a struggle fest. I’m hoping that the temperature improves soon so I can get back to running outside regularly.
#3 Ottawa Race Weekend
I finally registered for the Ottawa Race Weekend. This year, I have registered for the 10K race on Saturday. I kind of want to try the half marathon again, but it all depends on my work situation for semester two. Since it is sold out, I would have to buy a bib from someone who can no longer race. Maybe I will run two races? One on Saturday, one on Sunday? My goal 10K is the Sporting Life 10K a few weeks before ORW since ORW tends to be super crowded for the 10K. I have PB’d before in larger races, but the 10K is pretty nuts in the beginning.
#4 Canadian Foods
Although I love my poutine, nanaimo bars and ketchup chips – I am not particularly fond of maple syrup/maple flavoured products. Except maple bacon and syrup on pancakes. Does that make me less Canadian?
I wish I was on a beach right now……
#6 Kindergarten or Not
Max can start kindergarten in September if we want him too. He will only be three when he starts. I don’t think he would have that much difficulty in school – but he is still very little to be starting school. Kindergarten in Ontario is full day now. I don’t really know what they do in kindergarten (when I supply, it is usually for play time) but I cannot really imagine Max doing ‘assignments’ or anything like that yet. We don’t legally have to put Max in school until he is 6 – so we are thinking of a variety of options if we don’t put him in. Fun stuff!
That is all the time I have today – Have a great Thursday!