Statues, murals and wall art continue to be delights. Near where I am staying is a piece featuring interesting characters I don’t recognize. A little further away is a dancing statue.
The highlight, though, was a long mural featuring mermaids and dolphins. It has definitely seen better days, but it is still stunning.
I think finishing my runs with a metal straw as a reward should be my habit while I’m here. Today I got a Pikachu cup and a Fennekin straw to rehydrate with.
I’m always keeping my eyes open for interesting art and statues here, and I was finally able to capture some I passed many times. At a small park there is a herd of cattle statues. At The Galleria there are fun scrap statues. Scattered around are other small pieces.
Around the Ayala mall is a series of statues in tribute to workers, from drivers to gunsmiths to sweepers.
This morning it was just a week until I run a marathon, so I went out for a long run again. Next week will demand a push, but I’m getting accustomed to the kind of endurance it will take.
I ended my run at the Central Library and then enjoyed seeing some flowers at the Public Gardens. This time of year is when the Gardens are most exciting.
It has been a great weekend for running. The forerunner cool ahead of Autumn arrived with September, so heating from the run hasn’t been as pronounced.
Saturday I was able to have a faster run and today I ran out the Chain of Lakes Trail and on to the Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea Trail. The latter trail is beautiful and I would like to do a longer run out it soon.
I ran 20km from my home in Halifax, across the bridge, through Dartmouth and out to Eastern Passage this morning. It was my longest run in nearly 2 years and I was happy with it even though my pace was higher than I am used to. I plan to take longer runs like this to prepare for the marathon I’ll be running in September.
It was nice to go past some unusual sights for this run, including the odd pig on a bench in the photo on this post.