Monday, 11 August 2008

8 on the 10th

After much deliberating with the oh so wise monk, the garmin issue was explained, recharged and stripped of its information, ahhhh grasshopper!


The run was uplifting, exhilarating and more fun than one could expect. Runner's were excited that it wasn't raining and very excited that it wasn't 90 degrees Fahrenheit with 91% humidity.

The "ultra" run took us along Cat Tail Trail, (again) then we headed back towards civilization where we had a quick pit stop, adjusted ourselves and headed back out to the Trans Canada Trail, hey, wait a minute, aren't we suppose to be in Beijing??

Past Lily ponds and junks, (well, junky cars), we were chatting and laughing and discussing everything Olympic. Women's volleyball, men's basketball, on and on.....
But, alas, all good things must come to an end...our 8 miles or 12K run in 1:20 minutes was done, but we continued on to finish up our required 16K.

Upon completion of our run we stretched, discussed the benefits of Epsom salt baths, upcoming races, and then had our much needed rest....

Thanks Nancy for your wonderful race, thanks for all the fun and thanks for looking after all of us.

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily
*no Jess, I didn't fudge the numbers, but it sure would have been easier, LMAO*


**pictures from travel china**

19 comments:

Wes said...

Nice job on the 12K! You rocked it!!

Vava said...

Well done! As a garmin rookie I haven't run into issues yet, but am already hooked and can't imagine running outdoors without it.

Jess said...

Nice job on the race!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Great 8miles (or 12k)!

I will totally see you in T.O!!!!
Have you decided which day you're going to the expo?! Friday? Saturday?

We'll chat closer to the date (even though its like 48 days away!)

Mel said...

GOOD job on the run:)

Marcy said...

GREAT JOB CHICA!!! LMAO at your Meez! What on heck?!? HAHAHAA

Marci said...

Wait a sec, is 8 miles 12K or 13K. I recorded mine as 13K. Rats! I think only metric after my kidergarten teacher told me metric was a bad word! Awesome job on the run!

Running Knitter said...

Yay! Great job on the run!

Marci said...

LOL Lily, we are both DQ, oh well!!

Nitmos said...

Great job. I've never discussed the benefits of Epsom salt during a run. You recommend this as a good time killer?

*aron* said...

awesome job!!

my nutritionist recommended epsom baths and i totally forgot about them until you wrote this! i will have to try it out.

teacherwoman said...

Wonderful job on the race! :)

Chris said...

Good to hear the Garmin is fixed. Now you can train all scientifically and stuff :)

AKA Alice said...

Really? What are the benefits of Epsom salts? (I just recently discovered the virtues of ice...thought it was just something my dad used to tell me to stop me from complaining...)

Great run! 1:20...that's a scorcher to me :-)

Frayed Laces said...

woo way to go!

Amy said...

Great job on the run, Lily - and to think you did another 4 kilometers just to top it all off! I love what your dad said about Tri being the beginning of Triumph! You WILL triumph!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Great job on your 8m (12K) run.

Marlene said...

Congrats on your 8 on the 8th!! Nice touch with the pics too. :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Thanks for joining us !!1