Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps it was G20, but for whatever reason, we were fewer walkers than normal. I guess it is a sign that summer is here and between cottages and vacations, our numbers will fluctuate.
We (Sue, Carol, Diane, Susan S., Rorie, Phyllis and Jackie, friend of Carol’s training for the Scotia Half) were seven at Sunnybrook Park, starting up at Edwards Gardens at 7am. We weren’t alone as an equal-sized group of walkers training for the two-day Weekend to End Women’s Cancer as well as some runners from Team in Training were on the trails with us, not to mention the umpteen cyclists as well. Given the humid rainy day that it was, we were just happy that we came out and walked our distance (15-18k), regardless of the pace.
Ela and Helen met up at High Park with each walking home from there after a snack at Grenadier Cafe and a long chat. Helen was brave and walked up Bay Street, fortunately hours before the violence began.
A few items of note for this short and strange week:
Training with Barb Gormley
– please meet in front of 7 Jackes Ave. Reports from the session last Thursday said that the training was excellent, but be prepared to work hard! It was a good refresher of walking technique and stretches. Bring a bathing suit if you want a quick swim at the apartment pool (thanks Klara).
Walking on Canada Day (Thursday)
– a few of us decided to take advantage of the day off and walk our long distance on Thursday instead of Saturday. It is unlikely that we will start at 7am, unless the forecast is very very hot, and the location is yet to be determined. Contact Phyllis if you are interested in joining us.
Saturday – the group will be meeting as usual in High Park at 7am.
Enjoy the week. Happy Canada Day!