The Top 5 Things I saw before, during and after my run today-
|The sunrise looked like this but|
through my front window.
1) The sunrise over Sydenham Lake while I had my coffee pre-run-I was up at 7am, the sky was turning all shades of orange and yellow and the beauty of it all really had me excited to get outside and enjoy the day and my long run on the trail despite the cool temperatures that awaited me.
|If I had a camera this is what my picture of today's |
trail would have looked like.
2) The freshly groomed snow on the trail-I had somehow beaten the snowmobilers outside this morning and was rewarded with the most beautiful carpet of hard packed crusty snow groomed ever so flat and smooth. It was as though it was done just for me and the one other runner who's footprints I followed in for sometime. I felt very appreciative to whoever it was who got up so early on this Saturday morning to do it. Unfortunately the loud snow machines were out tearing up the snow on my return run and I had to escape to the road rather then try to negotiate the rubble of crust and powder they had surely left in their violent wake.
|Like this x2|
3) Two beautiful white-tailed deer-I was 10k into my run when in the distance I saw what looked like a tall dog of some kind. Perhaps a Great Dane or a large Lab. I really hoped it wasn't some kind of skinny black bear. It ran off trail upon hearing me approach and I then caught a glimpse of two deer hopping off into the woods and with their white tails held high they vanished in mere seconds.
|Like this minus the kids and dogs|
4) A Jingle Bell bedazzled horse pulling a sleigh-Just as I was heading home to pick up my snowshoes to finish off my run I was passed by a friendly horse making the most Christmas like jingle bell sounds. You don't see that kind of thing everyday and it really put a smile on my face.
|Hey look it's Santa, The Real Santa!!|