Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sunshine in a Cloudy Month
So the numbers are in, and apparently January was at least as bad as I thought it was. A summary in The Vancouver Sun yesterday reported that we only had 6.5 hours of bright sunshine measured at the Vancouver International Airport up until Friday (the average for the month should be 60 and there's only a week left). We had a 19-day foggy stretch! No wonder I was feeling desperate!
And now, we're expecting a light snowfall to accompany a system change -- it's gorgeously sunny, though cold, in Vancouver today, but already snowing in Nanaimo where I'll be headed shortly.
But when I got here Friday afternoon, Pater had these waiting for me in the empty apartment to keep me company 'til he got back. Later, we had sushi, and several hours with Nola, and saw The Duchess which I would recommend for fine acting, gorgeous costumes, a view of a 19th-century "It" girl, and an education as to what feminists have achieved for us over the past 200 or so years.
And I had a revitalizing run in the cold sunshine on Saturday morning -- I loved it! So exhilarating, really what I needed. After three or four weeks of not running because of the snow, I'm trying to get a decent base again before building up to longer weekend runs -- I ran a slow pace for just over an hour Saturday, so I'm getting there.
Next post I'll tell a bit about what else warmed up my weekend: Carmen! What about you? Good weekend? Mine was far from restful (indeed, I'd probably feel harassed if I had to fit so much into a weekday), but I'm feeling rejuvenated nonetheless. Are you ready for the week ahead?