I took my brother-in-law Nick on a 3.35 mile trail run/hike through Moss Park this morning. Heâ€™s recently got into running, but has never been on a trail run until today!
As you might remember, Nick has had some trouble with a twisted ankle in the past, and when we started to run through the sand and dirt, he yelped, â€œDanger! Danger! Ankle!â€ Haha. It cracked me up â€“ but donâ€™t worry. He survived.
Trail running is a lot harder than road running, so we took a lot of walking breaks to cool off and enjoy the scenery.
We finished the 3.35 miles in 45:37.
When we came home, I decided to run another 1.65 miles on the sidewalk to round up to an even 5.0 miles. I finished those miles at a 9:30/pace. It was too hot to go any further!
Brown rice with kidney beans and alfredo sauce. I impressed college-student Nick with my ability to make an insanely delicious meal for pennies.
And roasted broccoli:
Question of the Day: Nick and I were discussing the concepts of karma, destiny, and free will on our run today (because thatâ€™s what kind of brother- and sister-in-laws we are). I said that I believe in karma â€“ meaning you get what you deserve, good or bad â€“ but not really the big concept of destiny. I think of destiny as you are fated to achieve a goal or meet a certain person or be in the right place at the right (or wrong) time. I guess I like to feel that Iâ€™m in control of my future and itâ€™s not all planned out!
Do you believe in karma and destiny?