Wednesday, December 31, 2008

the year has come to an end

ah! the year has come to an end,
while still i am wearing my hat and straw sandals." basho

man i could wish i was wearing a hat and straw sandals! actually, i've got a t-shirt, a long sleeved shirt, a mountain gear underjacket, a running jacket, two layers of socks, thermal undies, running tights, windproof pants, two layers of gloves and a microfibre running cap on but let's not dwell on that!! well alright i'll explain.

it's the annual 5km resolution run in downtown peterborough, and the windchill is 25 below outside.

what are we thinking?

ninety seven years of life experience between us and we choose this?!!! how 'bout those matching jackets!!!! (they were specially issued for this run.....)

the run started at five sharp. brenda was at the front of the pack while i started at the absolute back. we had planned to run together but this was not to be. we followed a beautiful route alongside the otonabee river, with the sun setting in the west glowing tangerine and crimson through the trees. i gradually worked my way through the pack until about a kilometre from the end i met up with her and we ran almost side-by-side until the last hundred metres when i stretched my legs and enjoyed a sort of finishing kick.

tonight we get to visit with friends in ennismore!

a lovely new year to my bloggy chums all over the world!

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