Saturday, February 24, 2007

Joggling as performance art

When I first started joggling, I went to great lengths to not be seen, often training at 4 a.m. in a deserted park.

I have since joggled the Boston Marathon in front of one million spectators, appeared on CNN and CBC Newsworld. Today, I realized that I now actually go out of my way to perform for passers-by on my training runs.

Today I joggled 10 miles and half the run was along the Danforth (a busy street in Toronto). I loved watching people's reactions as I ran by, which ranged from astonishment, to amusement, and surprisingly, no mockery.