I could not survive living in Bangkok without Rama 9 Park just a 5K bike ride away from where I live. Currently I am training for the Khao Yai North Face Trail Run coming up in February, and I can get nice long runs in at this park. It has many paths (paved, no dirt trails), and right now it is Cool Season here, so day temps are 23 to 29 and breezy - way better than running in the heat and humidity. This park is one of the largest green spaces in the city, and it is right next to a reservoir with a 4k bike track loop, which I also often take advantage of as well. Amen to Saturday and Sunday mornings outside!!
A week of snow and cold means our first ski day of the season. A couple weeks ago I purchased a pair of cross-country skis and boots so that @renee and I can take advantage of the many ski trails around Montreal. It is very nice to be back on the snow!
I am looking forward to slip-sliding around the city. This will be the first season that I can put my running shoes in storage instead of filling the soles full of machine screws...
Ile Bizard. First ski of season with @toesalad. Taking advantage of a couple hours on the West Island while the kids are singing with their choir at a mall. I love singing but I’d rather ski than be at a mall, especially on this sunny December day.
The first cold weather period is always an exciting time in the mountains. It's a major landmark which signifies the nearing of the winter season. There is nothing more exciting to wake up in a tent, zip open the door and find the whole area in a blanket of white frost and ice. Put your shoes on and step out the door, taking your first breaths of that cold, crisp fresh air. This makes you feel more alive than all the money and coffee in the world. Not to say that you can't add a cup of hot coffee on top of the experience tho.