How to achieve the feeling of well-being dawned on me today. If I am to get anything done during the day and feel accomplished to boot, I need to wake up bright and early and begin the day with a run. It only took me 20 years to figure that out; yes folks, as of today I am a whopping two decades old!!
I woke up with the sun (well---not really, but 8 am is as close as I am going to get to "waking up with the sun" AND feeling well-rested) Knowing that I had a big day ahead of me, I jumped out of bed, threw on my gear, and ran out the door for my morning jaunt. I wish I always had Saturday's off...The mornings are so peaceful in the city as everyone who holds a 9-5 job is relaxing at home!
However, my neighborhood was bustling as vendors and runners were getting ready for the Cabbagetown Festival. This weekend is like the Taste of the Danforth, but in Cabbagetown...Everyone and their mothers will be out digging threw others belonging's to find treasures for themselves (Yes, there will be yard sales). But throughout the annual commotion of corn roasts and bag pipers, I guarantee that Joe Blow will still be down at the local saloon sippin' back his brew wondering what the hell is going on.
I plan to stroll through at somepoint during the weekend, but right now I have something else on my mind.
After my breakfast, which consists of an array of fruit and a slice of toast with AB and raspberry jam, I am heading down to the Vegetarian Food Fair at the Harbour Front.
The fair started last night, but unfortunately I couldn't make it down. Brendan Brazier was speaking on how to boost athletic performance through a plant-based diet. I didn't feel so bad missing him as I have seen him speak before and interviewed him in first-year.
But today my favourite Toronto blogger, Meghan Telpner, will be speaking and demonstrating a few vegetarian recipes. I am so excited!! I can't think of a better way to spend my birthday day.
Tonight I am meeting my girlfriends for dinner at Rodney's Oyster House. I have never been there but was feeling like seafood for my birthday dinner, so hopefully it's worth it.