as you know, aunti wednesday in toronto is sacred and non-negotiable…well, except for this past wednesday. but there is a good explanation for why i stayed in waterloo for the day! today, saturday, i am heading into *the city* to spend mega-time with little e and cutie c as my gift of extended babysitting #2 day for this year’s kiki project.
as a result of the schedule shift (i swapped my saturday hours at the store for wednesday aft/eve), i was able to enjoy a unique social outing on wednesday at the ripe old hour of 7:30 a.m.! my friends and neighbours, stephen and rhonda had extended an open invitation for me to join them for a trail run any wednesday. this was the week to set up our running date!
i decided that it would be fun to snap photos on this outing. i have never run with a camera before (both because why do i need to take pictures as i run and also out of fear of klutzily falling and busting my camera).
stephen and rhonda took me to one of their favourite trail areas over in the kiwanis park area of the city. we would do an out-and-back along the grand river.
our trail run was so much fun. we ran at a comfortable and relaxed pace, the setting was peaceful and beautiful, and we all chatted non-stop. since we are friends and neighbours, we had a lot of topics to discuss!
the trail was gravel for the most part, wide open and not too hilly but not perfectly flat, either. i soon remembered how much more forgiving a trail path is on the body than pounding on pavement or cement!
the time flew by. i could not believe when rhonda checked her garmin and said it was time to turn back.
unfortunately, being a newbie action-photographer, i messed up the rest of my photos. i had the setting on VIDEO instead of PHOTO so i have no more pictures to show you, drat the luck. better luck next time, i guess!
i will look forward to joining stephen and rhonda again when our schedules mesh – but, it’s going to be hard to top this week’s fun!
happy mother’s day, mom!
tomorrow is the day when we bestow love and best wishes on the special women in our lives (although i hope we do that every day of the year). happy mother’s day to my mom:
i am fortunate to be able to spend tomorrow with a few moms! mom, grandma, sil ana…we will all be together to celebrate g’ma’s special 90th birthday.
wishing you and the special moms you know a wonderful mother’s day tomorrow!