Last weekend I wanted to run 7.5 miles. Word from the weather forecasters was that there would be snow rolling through Calgary late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Since Friday would be a nicer day (and I had the day off of work for Remembrance Day) it seemed like the perfect day for a long run.
I met up with my friend Pam and her dog Tua for the run along the Bow River. Tua has a ton of energy and he loves to run! He also reminds me of Dug from Up:
Boy he really wants to get his paws on a squirrel! I think the squirrels were being extra mean and teasing Tua by running along right beside him.
We ran along the south side of the river, then crossed over to run along Memorial Drive. It also just happened to be right before 11 am on Remembrance Day. There were several events going on, including one at the field of crosses on Memorial Drive, a growing tribute to represent Albertan soldiers who have fallen since the Boer War.We continued on down Memorial Drive. Just after 11 we ran past Poppy Plaza. We stopped to observe the ceremony.We ran a straightforward out and back and it was time to turn around before I knew it. Perfect timing to down a chocolate mint Gu.
The run felt great and our pace was pretty consistent the entire time. As for that snow on Saturday? It never materialized! I’m glad Pam and I were able to run together on Friday though. It was nice to observe the Remembrance Day ceremonies while we were on our run.