TPW celebrating Canada Day (8am group)

TPW celebrating Canada Day (8am group)
Happy 150th Canada from those who appreciate every mile

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Walking Off Season

I love this time of year. I love being able to walk and not worry about pace, fuel and outcomes. A nice walk with our group, full of conversation is lovely. I also like the solitary walks when I have no where special to be and can wander downtown or the Martin Goodman trail.
I especially like walking with my family. Its not often that we are out and walking together but we did that today
I estimate our walks today total around  7-8K and it was wonderful. I love to walk around downtown and discover new things. 

Speaking of new. I have decided to take a leap of faith and buy a new brand of running shoes. Since I started walking in 2015 I have worn the same brand and style buying 12 different versions of the shoes.  I had multiple blisters this year and I have no idea why so I decided that I would move out of my comfort zone and try and buy new running shoes for 2018.  I hope that I will wear the new shoes in the new year and will have new walking experiences and maybe if I work hard a new PB.

What do you want in the new year ?

Monday, November 6, 2017

TPW Strong

We're back at Mt Pleasant Cemetery!  In bright colours and great numbers.

Saturday was a terrific day for walking, and there were 21 of us out there walking, talking and catching up. While we waited for the '5 minute grace time' for latecomers and because it was a bit chilly, most of us enthusiastically followed Diane's instructions as we tried to warm up our muscles. Thanks Diane.

Sue also told me that we will be 30 at our annual year-end 'black and medals' dinner on Nov.21st. Woo hoo! It's not too late to sign up. You don't need to wear black or medals, but feel free to dress up  and/or wear your medals so we can be inspired by you. My philosophy this year has been that multiple 10ks, and a half or two were perfect for me!  I will get back to marathons, but not right now.

Come join us on Sat mornings, or check the sidebar for Tuesday and Thursday walking info. Just keep 'walking the distance'.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Teachings of the Walk

I am not particularly fond of the rain when it is cool. I quite enjoy it in the summer heat. 

On Saturday I found myself walking in the rain when the weather was cool. 

There was a time when I would have shunned all outdoor activities in such conditions but not now. 

Since walking (now fourteen years) I find myself welcoming all sorts of weather conditions. I take them in stride. 

Such is the teaching of the walk.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The times, they are a changin’

No, it’s not yet time to be annoyed with the flippin’ semi-annual loss/gain of an hour.  The changes to which I’m referring are the semi-annual change of the TPW meet-up venue.  We’re back at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  This time of year (well, really any time) it’s a paradise.  The leaves are changing, the air is soft, and the finish line is never more than 6K away,  even if you walk twice or three times that distance, since we more or less walk in a circle.

In our groups we walked and we talked.  My group covered brain development and sight, Quebec’s Bill 62, and what to do about bra laundry in a nursing home. 

And then, more change! WE CHANGED RESTAURANTS for breakfast!  Could have been traumatic but it turned out to be more than pleasant.  They have bagels, as well as the usual eggs etc. It's called Zelden's, and it is across the street from the Jester (same owner).

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rest is Training too

With my Montreal race done and none until January,I chose not to train until November. Rest is an important part of training (so maybe I am training:)

So this week I walked in flip flops and no Garmin.  I walked 5 days this week with my dad. It was wonderful. Slower pace in the sunshine, along the beach 

Dad was happy to greet EVERY dog in our path.  My dad said he prefers to go for a walk rather than sit. I hope I feel the same when I am 84. He is intent on recording more than 10,000 steps every day with his Fitbit.  So when I didn't walk with him he explored the area on his own.

We have TPW'ers doing the Scotia Waterfront races this coming Sunday. I am excited for them. It is a great race experience and my very first half years ago. If you are able come out and cheer TPW'ers,. Come out and cheer for everyone . We know how much fun it is for the participants to hear cheering.  Good luck to everyone racing this weekend , Diane, Dianne and Rorie  and a number of walkers (please tell us who you are, so we can look for you)doing the 5k.

Have a wonderful week walking your distance...I will be walking this week alone and while the pace may be quicker it will not be as much fun as with my Dad