Wednesday, September 22, 2010

hills? we eat them for breakfast

My sister was in Montreal over the weekend and with all that has been going on, it was really nice to have her here. She arrived Saturday evening and left on Sunday evening, so we got to hang out for a long time. After meeting her at the airport (she said it was nice to actually have someone waiting for her at the airport- it doesn't happen very often) and having a few drinks on Saturday night, we figured Sunday morning was a great time for a run. It was a beautiful morning and all three of us needed to get out and run. We had a route in mind and set off:
(as usual, I look a little goofy)
We knew that the first half of it was pretty much all uphill- so we climbed up, and up, and up (and lucky Jordan had to run the first part of the uphill at a tempo pace because he so kindly volunteered to get the camera when I realized I had forgotten it).
As you can see, Heather wasn't as excited about climbing the hill as I was:
But when we got to the top, it was definitely worth the huffing and puffing:
(it really was a beautiful day)

A strange thing happened up there though- when Heather offered to take a couple's picture (they were doing the one armed self-portrait), once the picture was taken, they said "Gee, everyone up here seems to be American". We were a little confused, and it took awhile before they realized that we were in fact Canadians. It was something I had never experienced before and we were all a little baffled by the interaction. The only thing I can think of is that they had just been in Quebec City and perhaps figured that Canadians who live in the province of Quebec are francophones. 

Regardless, the three of us ended up running almost 8 miles and until the very end (when my legs started to feel heavy from being hungry) they flew by. A great Sunday run with two of my favourite people. (and then we went out for breakfast...bacon tastes much better than hills)


Derek said...

ummm bacon! great job with the run

Tricia said...

sounds like a great run!

Rhonda said...

sounds like a great Sunday in Montreal.....mostly b/c of the bacon. you crazy yankees.

Heather said...

I do love bacon. Mmmmm. Ba-con.

Marathon Maritza said...

Fun sister run! That view is gorgeous, well worth the hills I'd say! :)