Early Morning Run Downtown
I woke up early, looking forward to my run downtown to my weekly free yoga class. Although I had a little problem falling asleep last night, I still managed to get up in time. I was feeling a little sluggish and it took me a while to fully wake up before stepping outside.
I was running a little behind so that gave me the incentive to run faster. It was a nice morning and I was happy to run in this weather. There was just a handful of runners along the way. I can’t believe that this time next week, I’ll be running the Rock n Roll Half Marathon!
Free Yoga Class at Lululemon
I saw some friends before class and we had a nice chat. They said that they were going to do their usual weekly Grouse Grind hike after. We agreed that it was a nice day and that they should take advantage of the nice weather while we still had it.
Our yoga instructor today was somebody who had taught our class before. I like him because he’s a runner. He always points out alternate poses for the runners in the class. He mentioned that he sometimes leads the running clinic, too. I should check that out.
It was really sunny by the time I set off to run home. I was supposed to meet my friend at a fall bazaar not too far from my home so I ran really fast. There were quite a few runners on the bridge, I even encountered a big group of some runners.
I was quite sweaty by the time I got there. I walked through the bazaar but my friend was not there. I found out later than she was sick with the flu. I hope she wasn’t sick when I saw her last! I really need to stay healthy this week before the race next week!
Ran Downtown for Book Signing
I had to run back downtown because there was a book signing I had wanted to attend. Chris Guillebeau has been a role model for me. He has travelled to every single country in the world. I’ve always been able to relate to him as a fellow traveller though my 80 plus countries pales in comparison to his 193 countries.
He wrote a book, The $100 Start Up, which really resonated with me. When I read it, I came up with lots of ideas to start-up a business, but had trouble actually seeing them through. He’s written another book and then today, he was promoting his latest, The Happiness of Pursuit.
I ran to the downtown Chapters bookstore where he would appear. I was surprised that there were so many people by the time I got there. He gave a really inspiring talk before signing books. I had brought my $100 Start Up book and bought his latest so that I could get him to sign them. I was inspired even more, after hearing him speak. I hope that I can follow through with some of my ideas.
I ran home yet again. The weather was still clear. In total, I ran around 12 miles today. It’s a far cry from the 20 milers I used to do when I was training for the full marathon. I wonder if I’d even be able to do a long run? I think I’ll resume them once the half-marathon is finished.
More Computer Problems
I tried to do more work tonight but I was plagued with computer problems. I’m not even sure why I keep having these troubles but it’s driving me crazy. I wonder if I can take my laptop back to Geek Squad even though it’s past the 30 day guarantee. I wonder if I can persuade them to at least have a look. I really feel like I was ripped off.