Frolicking in the Fall!

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday I forced myself to go for a run. I mean, I had to force myself kicking and screaming!!

I pulled on my running pants, sports bra, and long sleeve running top. NO!! It’s raining out there!!

I put on a jacket. But it’s only 12 degrees out!!

So, what, you’d rather have 40 degrees?! No humidity. Terrific.

Oh, but my glasses are going to fog up. That’s what running hats are for.

Oh, come on, you know you don’t really want to go.

My shoe laces were a mess and I struggled to put my shoes on over my socks.

See! See! It’s a sign.

That was the conversation I had with myself. Eventually, the healthy side won and out I went.

At times I could barely see through my glasses (oh, when am I going to get laser surgery!). But, you know what? It was actually a really pleasant run. I did 11.5km and I felt great.

I hate to say, “I told you so, self, but, I TOLD YOU SO!”

What excuses are you making??

From Along the (wet) Fitness Trail,



About tracygagnon

Tracy’s life-long passions have intertwined to create an interesting career. Since childhood, Tracy has loved writing, public speaking and fitness. She graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism in 1986. Since that time, she has written for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, created and written several newsletters, written award-winning technical manuals, as well as marketing materials, reference check reports, proposals and other materials. She has written for all levels of government, private industry and the not-for-profit sector on a variety of subjects. Throughout her life, Tracy has also found herself publicly presenting various types of information—from teaching small children to swim and adult fitness classes to presenting communication seminars and creative speeches (through Toastmasters International). In order to pull all her interests together, she created Inward Journeys in 1994. Her purpose was to help individuals and groups draw out their potential. She wrote programs on communication, teamwork, self-esteem and motivation. Each program was interactive and very often had a physical element to help participants internalize key points. Some of her experiential team adventures included: rock climbing, whitewater rafting, sailing and dogsledding. The final thread from childhood was a love of fitness, which was already manifest from the days of Participaction and flexed arm hangs (yuk!) to Inward Journeys and finally onto a new challenge at Carleton University. At 42 she became a fitness instructor at Carleton U—a dream she had had since she was 16! Eventually she was offered a full time contract position, where was able to finally put all of her skills to work as a writer, presenter and fitness enthusiast. She created the Fitness Now newsletter, the To Your Health blog, and taught fitness classes to people from all walks of life. After a year and a half, however, her contract wasn’t renewed and it was time to move on to a new adventure. Her passions have never dimmed and because of that Tracy has created a new fitness blog called Along the Fitness Trail. Please join her on her new adventure.
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One Response to Frolicking in the Fall!

  1. ariddles says:

    And soon it will be -40C and we’ll still be running!

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