Saturday, July 24, 2010

Waterfront Trail Run

If you would have told me a year ago that I would be making running plans for a Saturday Morning I would have just broken out in laughter! That would have been major crazy talk!! 
What a difference a year makes. Here I am Saturday Morning meeting up with my Friend for a jog along Toronto's Waterfront Trail.

Dean just recently started the Couch to 5k training plan and will be running his first 5k Race at the end of August.  Honestly I can't believe we are both running it's still amazes me what a little will power can do. 
Since Dean is currently running intervals of 5min run/3min walk and I'm trying to ease into running, this was the perfect jog this morning. NOT to mention at 8am it was already 35C with the Humidex. 

It certainly looked like it was going to start raining at any moment and there was fog/pollution in the air. 

We managed to run/walk for 24minutes and were certainly glad it was done. I happy to say that with a 5/3 intervals my IT Band didn't bother me at all and I'm happy I got to at least some running in. 
After my run I enjoyed a nice cold juice, which I don't usually reach for BUT I was really craving something refreshing and water was just not cutting it. 

Bom Dia means Good Morning in Portuguese... it's also a Acai juice by Bolthouse, this particular one is Acai & Pomegranate. YUM!! 

Now the bad news ...  45g of sugar! YIKES! 
I do love the taste of the juice but it's not something I would have everyday simply because of the sugar content. I would perhaps use a splash in my water or maybe even in my Green Monster.  

As far as my IT Band goes... I saw my PT last Tuesday and turns out the reason I'm having IT Band problems is due to my right hip being slightly lower then my left, so they are out of alignment. She massaged me back into place and sent me home with some homework. In the mean time I'm ok to ease into running as long as I'm NOT in pain, as soon as the pain starts I need to back off.  Listen to my body, that's the plan. 

I really enjoyed running down by the waterfront. It really felt like you weren't in a big city and it was nice to run in a new place. I did have to get in the car and drive for 20 minutes, so it's not something I would be doing everyday but perhaps it would be nice to do for weekend runs. 
Loved seeing all the runners and cyclist out, everyone is so friendly, what a great running community we have in Toronto. 

Do you love exploring new places to run? Or do you like to stay close to home? 


ajh said...

I love exploring new places and revisiting old favorites. Anything by water is the best.

Marlene said...

I definitely like to explore new places and I'm lucky to train with a group that incorporates a great variety of routes and locations for our long runs. Keeps things interesting!

Great job on the run - perfect way to start Saturday!

kimert said...

I am such a boring runner. The treadmill is where I run mostly. BUT I *want* to get out more and find new places to run. We have a lot of parks near me, but I can't always get there to run because of my kids and my husband's schedule. Kids are too little too run, too big for strollers. And with our current heat and humidity it is not appealing to get oustside. I do have a goal for all and that is to get out more. Hubby and I have mapped out some runs that we are excited about doing!

freak4fitness said...

Awesome looking run, waterfront is always beautiful! I like trying new routes, or even doing my regular ones backwards! It's nice to shake things up, it's good for the body!

Leah B. said...

I LOVE new places to run! I'm visiting my in-laws and I've gotten to run in some new places already! It's such a nice change.
I just found your blog and I love it :) I love a blog full of pictures!

Jess said...

I really like exploring other places to run, but for my training, I need to know the distances, so I tend to stick to places I know (or have mile markers). I really do love running on sand and near the ocean though. That feeling could keep me going forever. The wind through my hair, the salty breeze up my nose, LOVE IT.