Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Long Run

“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.” 
Dean Karnazes

The early hours of Saturday morning see me pull on my running shoes and head out the door for my long runs.

My most recent long run was a slow and steady 26.5 km run.  My peak long run will be about 42 km.

One of the best things I enjoy about my long runs is that I can pick a direction and just explore.  Sometimes I come across the bizarre (a topless women going for a walk about in high heels in Colony Farm), but more often than not it's the beautiful. Like the above wooden planks across a river.  Sometimes the weather itself dictates the beauty, like this frozen river I ran next to for several miles.

Running is freedom.  The freedom to explore.

These blogs detail my journey to a 50 km ultra-marathon as a fundraiser for the David Suzuki Foundation.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.

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