Imaginary run to PEI – week 2

I had hoped to get four runs in this week but am pretty happy with the three I managed. Last Sunday’s run was so hot I developed a heat rash. Heat rashes suck. Try and avoid them.

So the week in running:
May 7: 7.8km – 6am run which was good 🙂 I need to do more of those. And yea, if I had realised how close I was to 8km I’d have kept going for a couple more minutes.
May 10: 5.25km – slept in a little but knew I should still get out and run so I ran 5 instead of 8.
May 12: 13.5km – ran in the afternoon but it was less than 5C anyway. Yikes. Quite a difference from last week. I ran out on Gerrard East so I got a nice bit of hill work in east of Coxwell. Came back along Danforth and remembered I still haven’t gone to the new Target yet.
Total: 26.5 km

The amusing part for me is that I am pretty much at the intersection of Highway 2 and Stevenson Road in Oshawa – the automotive capital of Canada, thanks to the presence of GM Canada. The guy who formed the original company that became GM Canada was Samuel McLaughlin. You can go visit his house. It looks pretty cool:

you can tell it’s been in a ton of movies and tv shows

The Mississauga tribe used the habour to trade beaver and other pelts. Go forward in time a little bit (about 200 years) and a lot of Cornish people (yes, separate from English, just ask Toby and his dad!) helped to settle the area following the United Empire Loyalists leaving the US.

Oh and the requisite hockey reference: Bobby Orr played for the Oshawa Generals. So did Alex Delvecchio and twice in Oshawa General history they lost their arena to fire.

Weird Toronto connection: Both Toronto and Oshawa have a Kingsway Village.

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