harry's spring run off 5k (35:34)
acura toronto 5k (31:24)
island girl 10k (1:06:39)
longboat island 10k (1:07:10)
oasis zoo run 10k (1:06:52)
awesome job today girl. for someone who claims to 'suck at hills', you sure kicked ass. be proud that you made it up every fricken one - including the nasty gravel road at the very end! running time was 1:35 and we covered around 7.6 miles.
cool quote from the captain . . .
"at our age, getting out of bed in the morning is an adventure, let's see what hurts today"
took this pic from the bridge just north of hwy 9.
we were both pretty knackered by the time we got back, but we still managed the last stoopid hill coming out of glenn haffy. robbie and onions were long gone, so it was just the two of us off to timmies for coffees and a snack. i made sure i picked up the empties at the 7th before accusations of caledon water bombing surfaced again.
me, well my legs were still knackered from back to back runs on the weekend, so i settled for an easy 4 on tuesday. did some pushups and stuff, but no hills. by wednesday, i was feeling much better, so i headed out from the tennis courts for my mid-week longish run. came upon these guys just past the stairs on the section of the humber north of castlederg!
despite the grayness of the day, the colors were still stunning. here are a couple more shots from the same section.
i ran to just before duffys' north before coming back, ending up with over 12 miles.
special thanks to richard for being so patient while he dug some crap out of a tooth and refilled it. he figured it was a bunch of cliff blox or power bars. i'm figuring it was the monster pecan butter tart i ate on sunday! i must say, that was by far the least stressful cavity i've ever had fixed. for someone who can run for hours on end i sure can be a baby when it comes to going to the dentist. i do think he was extra generous on the freezing though - as it was almost 8pm before i could feel my mouth again, and we had started at 3 ! AND he said we caught it just in time. if i had have left it, and then flown to vegas in 2 weeks, the pressure from the plane, and the altitude in moab would have made it explode - or something nasty like that! could you imagine!!!!
thanks again richard!! you da best!
i managed to catch up with homey just before the end of my first loop, and could congratulate him on an awesome finish - especially considering he'd been on the disabled list for most of september and october! i don't have any exact times, but i think robbie was first pylon across the line, followed by boots, homey, mrs. beaver, vents and the glp. super super job everybody! and vents, don't even think you're giving up baby! you know it's not in the constitution, AND, i just won't allow it!!!
yep, it's definitely getting cooler. how's the weather down in texas georgie??
we weren't too sure, however, about the status of the old guy laying in the back of his pickup. relief settled in as he started talking and moving around. we then made our way over to timmies on hwy 9 for a coffee and snack. it was here that the captain paved his way to hell. there was some lady blocking the entrance to the parking lot, and just as he pulled up beside her, and started the hand gestures and some hollering, he realized she was a nun. not good!! payback was swift, as he had to wait the longest for his food, and was served a very small version of the usual roll that comes with the chili combo! be thankful that's all that happened cap! we finished off our morning with more discussion about our upcoming trip to moab!
i love my running buddies!
me and vents managed to catch them at the top of the lookout by the 7th. notice how we all coordinated the colors again. what was up with that??!!!
and so the guys headed over to the water drop - no police this time - while me and vents kept going. well, vents stopped to turn around just before the entrance to the trail, but then decided to go a little further anyways. i was clueless as usual. while at the 'water station', cy managed to get stung, but was okay. the rest of us met up at the tai chi center, and i started on my way back. here's one of the brief moments the sun came out - on the 2nd switchback north of 9.
unfortunately, poor cy twisted his ankle just after leaving airport road, and had to walk up and eventually meet robbie for a ride back. and then a little later, digger was distracted by robbie going off to do 'whatever' in the bushes, and he too twisted his ankle. so according to cap, by the time they got to the dingle, there were only 2 of them left running. again, i was clueless. once i got back to my little red mazda, i drove up to the 7th to pickup the empty water bottles. i passed by cooli's and found cy sittting in the car waiting for the rest of the guys to finish. we decided to go and grab a coffee, and were later joined by the other 3 toronto pylons. we sat in timmies, digger with an ice pack on his ankle, and discussed training runs for our upcoming epic adventure to moab in november. in all, a great day!
thanks guys - life is good !