Saturday morning, I woke up and checked the weather forecast. Cold and windy. Hmm. To walk or not to walk? Knowing that a fearless and friendly group of Toronto Power Walkers would be waiting to greet me at the gates of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, was the motivation I needed to climb out of my cozy bed.
As I pulled on four layers of clothing, zipped up my down-filled parka, and laced up my winter walking shoes, my thoughts traveled 4000 km south to sunny Mexico, where my parents are spending the entire month of February. Every morning, they walk along the Malecon, or boardwalk, that runs along the north shore of Lake Chapala, the largest fresh water lake in Mexico. We may not have pelicans or palm trees, but we do have coyotes and towering oaks.
After our walk, we had the annual TPW brunch. What a spread! We ate and talked—about fees, community service, self-defence courses, and upcoming races. Two members head to London, England on March 24 for the Landmarks Half Marathon, while I head to Key West for the EverWalk + Habitat for Humanity Service Walk, March 31-April 6.
A big thank you to the members of the TPW co-ordinating committee for the great get-together.