To me, a long weekend means I’ve got a little more time to run. So, this weekend, among the other things I did to celebrate Canada Day, I ran. 20K on Friday, 5K yesterday, and 12K today. I had wanted a longer run today, but had a few other things to do as well. Not to worry. What I have is good, and I’m not complaining.
Both Friday and today’s runs were along my usual “longer distance” route, a straight, out-and-back along sidewalks. Yesterday’s short run was a delightful cruise along side streets in our neighbourhood. One wonderful thing common to all three was real, honest-to-goodness summer heat. This morning, for example, it was 25C (with the humidity, it felt like 30C). The sun was shining brightly and strongly. I was in my element.
Sometimes, the essentials – heat, the ground, and movement – are all I need.