Summer in Montreal always feel short to me. We just never seem to have enough sun or warmth for my taste. This summer has been a bit of an exception however; the heat wave we’ve experienced was a little more than I had been praying for. I am amazed how moody I can get simply because I’ve been perspiring profusely for days on end. Having said that, the weather has become more bearable over the last few days. Dare I say a respite from Mother Nature?
Now that the weather is so fantastic, I find myself trying to be outdoors as much as humanly possible in order to soak it all up. This weekend I have been aimlessly roaming around St. Catherine street, heading into a store or two whenever I think my body needs an A/C cool down. A trip to the Atwater market landed me some free yogurt with fresh raspberries which was pretty tasty – I find the market to be a bit over priced, so scoring anything for free is just gravy.
Today the boyfriend and I decided to do a run along the boardwalk in Verdun (home turf). The boardwalk was packed with people, there was a festival going on with balloons in the name, but I am guilty of not paying enough attention to what it actually was. In any case, it made for some fun people watching as we ran by; kids were wobbling on stilts while parents gorged on hot dogs and fries, dogs were lounging away in the shade as impossibly augmented women rollerbladed by. Like I said, very fun stuff. My runs on the treadmill certainly don