Monday, March 1, 2010

My 14K Winter Run Route in Pictures

Kilometer 0, what a difference a day makes, in front of my house, the street and pedestrian walkway were clear of snow and ice when the temperature went up to 3 degrees above zero.

Had to slow down at 8oo m, obviously not too many have traversed this pathway.

At the 3k mark

Corner Main Street and Bullock, 3.5 k

It's been more than 20 years since I last attended a meeting of the Katarungan Lions of Q.C., 4k

Music to my ears, the sound of water flowing down a stream or brook, 4.7 k

Around 6k into my run

I have the whole park and tennis courts to myself.

Summertime, this was always filled with young children playing and running around, 6.8 k.

Passed by this Heritage area of Markham around 8k into the run.

I took some pictures of old houses, this one looks at least century old.
While most new homes in Markham are built with bricks, houses here are made of wood, I like the the white painted wooden railings on the patio.

Another nice looking old house

Passed by this church around the 10k mark, took this picture, said my prayer and continued on.

By the 12th k, I knew that Canada won the Olympics men's ice hockey finals against the U.S. when people in cars honked their horns and shouted at the top of their lungs while waving at me, it was a coincidence I was wearing a red jacket.
Almost home at close to 13k, legs were feeling heavy, would have stopped if not for the temperature going down to about freezing at this time.
Did 14.25 ks in 2:03:44. My next long run - 16k next Sunday.


  1. Welcome back to blogland. I have checked you blog for new posts the past months...and today I was happy to see two new ones.

    Happy New Year, and blessings on your running program for the next few months ahead!


  2. Hi Lidia! Thanks for the visit. I myself continue to follow your blog and enjoy reading your posts and listen to the calming, peaceful, beautiful music. Love your last post, enjoyed it so much because I know every word comes straight from your heart.

    I share with you the same birth month, March. Stay happy.

  3. Cool pics, really cool. These will be an exact opposite of what we'll be traversing during the bdm102. Thanks again for sharing.

  4. Hi Vener! Thanks. It's hard for me to do my long run alone in the winter cold, and taking pictures helps me forget about it(the cold) and finish the run. Bilib ako sa inyo diyan, kahit mainit ultra marathon ang tinatakbo ninyo. Good luck to you, drink a lot during the race and don't get dehydrated. I look forward with anticipation reading your BDM 102 race report.

  5. My cousin Noly and his wife Nora visited their homeland for two months. We had a good time reconnecting! They will be returning to Markham this weekend. Do you happen to know them?

  6. just found your blog -- it sounds like you've accomplished a lot already in just a few short years! Keep up the great work!