Today was Day 1 of Spirit week at my school. Today’s theme was ‘Superhero Day’. So I decided to wear my Batgirl costume. Of course, almost everyone forgot that it was superhero day and almost nobody wore a costume. I think only three staff (including myself) wore a costume. Tomorrow is twin day and we have some plans with some staff!
Since we went out for dinner last night – there was zero leftovers for my lunch. So I went to Farm Boy to pick up some salad bar items. I like all forms of bean/lentil salad, so I scooped up a variety of salads along with some marinated salmon. It was yummy! Of course I topped it off with a pudding!
After dinner, it was still really light out, so I figured that it was time to head out for a run with Max (P is working late). I packed Max nice and snug in the chariot. This was his first ride without the infant sling! He was looking around thinking “hmmm, I remember this thing!”. I haven’t charged my Garmin in awhile, so I had to grab my good ol’ sports watch instead. But – it didn’t really matter.
Because my run was just awful. See – unlike some of you were your weather may be cold – here in my neighbourhood, not only do we have the cold, but we have the snow and ice too! My street does not have a sidewalk, so the first little bit was easy. When I rounded the corner on to the main road I found this:
Snow-covered sidewalk! Yay! actually the part you see above wasn’t that bad at all. I felt the ground slipping beneath my shoes, but it was manageable. This feeling was shortlived because as soon as I was close to the church it became very bumpy on one side and VERY icy on the other. I tried to keep the chariot on the smooth part, but run on the bumpy part. Not idea. By the time I got to the high school, it was just too bumpy to continue, so we turned around. I had to walk up the small hill too – fun times! I ran a total of 2K and it took me about 15 minutes. Definitely not the fastest!
Obviously an option is to run on the road, which I would have done if I did not have Max with me. I am not comfortable running with the chariot right on the road, especially on winter. Hopefully this weekend, Max and I will just drive to the Rideau Canal where the sidewalks are bare so I can get a decent run in. Because you know I have a 5K in less than 2 weeks…..
At least the scenery was nice:
Now I am writing this post and watching the 1994 version of Little Women on Netflix. OH MY BATMAN IS LAURIE?!?!