I hope that you’ve all had a pleasant Easter weekend. It’s a funny one, what with different people getting different days off. Looking around our neighbourhood it’s obvious that there are some family gatherings happening, maybe some Easter egg hunts??
Good Friday saw me out early for a bike ride. It was kind of a shake down cruise as I’ve not ridden much since 2013. Well, I did try to ride on Thetis Island, at the quilt retreat, but one of my pedals snapped after about 15 minutes. Lucky for me, I was at the top of a hill and managed to coast most of the way back! Stanley Park is an amazing place to go for a bike ride. There’s very little traffic early in the morning. The road surface is smooth, there’s one good hill and the view is unbeatable. It’s a 10km loop, so I did two of those, plus there and back from home, which totalled 35km. Now that I know the bike is in good shape I will venture out for longer training rides.
The other fun thing that happened on Friday was the start of the 48th annual Southern Straits Yacht Race. It’s put on by the West Vancouver Yacht Club and the start is directly off the pier at Dundarave Beach. Hundreds of spectators turn out to watch. There were bands playing, pancakes for breakfast, free coffee and the Easter Bunny was there too. Here’s a photo of the first start with the bigger sailboats.
Saturday was an indoor cycling workout, followed by chores and sewing for the afternoon. The highlight was dinner out with Blake’s brother and girlfriend at Arm’s Reach Bistro in Deep Cove. Fabulous food and a wonderful setting.
It’s now just before noon and I’m excited to say that I knocked off a 15km run this morning. I’ve not run that far since 2013 and it was awesome. (I set out last Sunday to do that distance, and just wasn’t feeling the love, so bailed at 5km!)
I had my good playlist and just chugged along listening to tunes. Have you seen the Academy Award nominated movie Selma? It was nominated for Best Picture in 2015. It deals with the black struggle for the right to vote in 1965 and is a powerful film. The song Glory, by Common and John Legend, is from that movie and is one that I could listen to over and over. It came on during my run and, as always, it moved me deeply. Is there a song that does that for you?
I wish you all joy and peace today and every day, wherever you are and whether you’re alone or with family and friends.
Thanks for reading.