Today I had a pretty awesome run on the Glenmore Reservoir trail. I also initiated “Project Morning.” I am sure most of you are like, “What the heck is that?” Let me explain. You may know that recently P & I have been looking for a house and shopping around in new neighbourhoods. P does this thing we call the “wave” test. He’ll wave at random people and if they wave back, it’s the kind of neighbourhood we could live in. Please note: this does not apply to acreages; they generally go either way: (b) everyone is super friendly or (b) stuck-up. However, I’ve noticed that the further you go outside of the city the friendlier people become. Coincidence?
Anyway, today I vowed that I would say “Good morning” to literally every person I met on trail. And I did. I even said it to bikers. It was an interesting experiment. At times I thought certain people would for sure either acknowledge me or say it back…they didn’t. And of course vice versa. A true reminder that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. For the most part people smiled and said Good Morning or Hi back, except cyclists. Now, I can’t be sure if it was because they were going so fast but it did seem a little odd. There were also some looked at me like I was crazy and others who just stared straight through me. I find this so bizarre because I grew up in small village where everyone literally knows who you are and it would be weird not to at least wave if you saw them out. It’s different in the city and a little bit sad.
So from now on, I am going to smile and say hello to everyone, just because I can! And people will probably know and refer to me as the weird girl who says hello to everyone. But I do not care! 🙂 It also turned my mood around completely. I wasn’t in run mode today, but once I got to the track (with the sun shining and a nice breeze) I just felt better and wanted to share it.
I felt like today was a good, strong run. And I enjoyed it – even saw some Ladybugs on the way back as I cooled down – they are good luck, right?
- Distance: 4.8 km
- Time: 28:45
- Pace/Km: 5:59
- Best Pace: 5:41