Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Running the Bridges
After a remarkable recovery this afternoon, I went for my first outside run. I ran the bridges which is a run just under eight miles that includes both sides of the beautiful Saskatchewan River and five bridges (I ran across the two end bridges). My house is right on the river and over the winter I have been missing my river runs. I ran from 6:00 PM to a little after 7:00. The sun was shining, no wind, and I only ran into a wee bit of ice (which I avoided because I knew no one would come to my rescue if I fell and sprained my ankle). I had plans to just run three bridges but the run felt so good that I did all five. As I ran I thought of how lucky I am to live in a country where a single woman can own her own house, be a university professor and freely decide when and with whom she wants to have sex (April 8th...a little foot note needed here...since writing this, and having it posted to my e-mail by a colleagues, I have several people jokingly asking about my "sexual freedom"...while I would love to see all you happy married folks live vicariously through my exciting single life have you forgotten that I'm busy running a 1000 miles and writing blog every night...get your minds out of the gutter!!!! :) ...Oh, and also decide to go to the grocery store for ice cream without needing to ask a man (and have men not think this is a problem....ya Canadian men)! In all of our good fortune including our wonderful freedom and human rights protections, we should all take a wee bit of time to do whatever we can to demand the human rights of all, including Afghan women. We need to send a clear message to our politicians that we do not want our military defending a foreign government that legislates the oppression of women. Our military deserves better, we deserve better and above all the women and girls of Afghanistan deserve better. My thoughts at the 315 mile mark!
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Posted by TRAVEL BUGS at 9:42 PM