As Ottawa’s transit strike continues, my daily commute remains a 10.5-kilometre round-trip run to downtown Ottawa and back. It’s reintroduced me to running in the heart of the capital, past the Supreme Court, Parliament Hill and other landmarks.
When I trained for my first marathon, out of the downtown Ottawa Running Room location, we ran past these sites regularly. They are all beautiful, but nothing beats running past the statue of Terry Fox, at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington, right across from the Peace Tower.
Just like his statue, Terry was outside no matter what the weather. It reminds me, now on a daily basis, just how much is possible.