Change of Pace

Last summer, I avoided leaving the city when there were long runs in my schedule since the idea of running in a new area scared me. This time I embraced it and headed up to the Muskokas for some cottaging. I had a 15km down for Saturday morning, and was thrilled that I was going to be running somewhere other than the beltline.

Now, I’m a city girl and love having things to look at while I run (one of the reasons I’m so excited for the NYC half in 2 weeks!) so country road running didn’t seem like it was going to be my cup of tea. Not to mention, I have an awful sense of direction so was nervous I’d get lost.

In any case, I decided to give it a go. Since I finished listening to the Deathly Hallows [yet again], I download some new podcasts — listened to an episode of NPR’s This American Life and one of CBC’s DNTO and the time just flew by. Loved the clean air and pretty birds and flattened snake on the side of the road [ew].  Didn’t love swatting at flies that were biting me.

Took a break to eat my gu at the Baysville marina. And got back to the cottage by 10:15AM meaning we had a full [sunny] day to enjoy on the boat/beach/bbq. Plus after running 15km cottage eating doesn’t seem quite as bad 🙂

One more long run, and then it’s RACE TIME! Ah!

8 Responses to “Change of Pace”

  1. Eileen Says:

    Now I know you are not the same person as this blog:, but you’re both living in Toronto, running, and went to the Muskokas this past weekend. Any 6 degrees of separation?

  2. jenn Says:

    No idea who she is! But I’m going to start reading her blog 🙂 Thanks for the link!
    When do you start school?

  3. Marlene Says:

    Nice! It’s always a little nerveracking to run in a new place – especially a long run. Good job!

  4. Eileen Says:

    No problem! Starting in mid September, so I’ll be busy juggling work, school, and life?!? haha.

  5. jenn Says:

    Woah! Are you working while at school?

  6. Eileen Says:

    Yea its the part-time mba program @ NYU.

  7. Marlene Says:

    Hey Jenn. Re: the Zensah shirt…. you called me on it. I was too chicken to post a pic. It is pretty clingy and shows my lumps & bumps more than I’d like (probably should have mentioned it in the review). It doesn’t bother me if I’m out for a run (who am I kidding? I never look good running! ha!) – just not too keen on posing for a photo.

    It’s not sheer at all and the fabric is not thick but not super thin either.

  8. jenn Says:

    Thanks for the honesty! Something I can think about when I’m feeling less, um, lumpy I suppose 🙂

    The skirts look mighty tempting though. I freakin’ hate my lulu ones (yes, I thought they were so cute in store I bought 2. Idiot.). Thinking about burning them in front of the store for attention.

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