The fatigue may have something to do with the 32 kilometres I ran on Saturday. . . .
But oh, it was a lovely run, and it felt so good to complete it -- and to be able to walk the next day with very little stiffness. I'm feeling as if this marathon thing might be a real possibility.
Through the fatigue, I'm remembering various aspects of a great weekend and I'm putting together a Five Things Friday to feature some of them. Meanwhile, though, a couple of photos of scenes from my Saturday run.
Above, an electrical box has been graffitied with the message: "This doesn't look as cool in real life." I appreciated having something to ponder and chuckle over at about 7 kilometres in. . . . that gap between the idea and its realization can be wide, no?
But this idea, I think, is at least as cool in real life as it would have been in the head of the artist who put it into play. You can perhaps just see that there's an extra red umbrella available, furled up, on the bench in the photo. When I ran past the first time at about 8:00 (at about 14 or 15 kilometres), there were few of us to admire it. On the way back, perhaps half an hour later, folks had unfurled that extra umbrella to use as a prop in a photo op featuring Vancouver's beautiful North Shore Mountains. What a way to brighten a grey sky!
Let's keep finding ways to brighten these early March days. It's horridly grey and rainy here today after heavy wet snow fell all morning and into the early afternoon (and ugh! riding my bike that last kilometre from the boat to home, wind and rain chilling me, mud splashing up from the bepuddled dirt road). But day by day, we creep closer to spring, and my run last Saturday started at 6:40 a.m., at which time it was already light! So just as I know we're making our way through the end of winter, so I will inch my way through mid-week fatigue. . . And as I promised above, I have a few uplifting things to share on Friday. 'til then, feel free to share your own mid-week woes of spirit-brighteners -- we can do this!