Friday, 19 September 2008

Finally here!


This Sunday is the very first Canada Army run! There are over 6,700 runners registered for this event, how awesome is that!!!

When I signed up for this race, I was the fourth civilian woman registered...I thought to myself, am I out of my frigging mind? I'll be running with combat ready runner's and will be left in the dust!

Surprisingly, or not, this race has exploded into an across Canada event along with other countries sending runners to compete to support troops everywhere who are fighting to maintain our freedom.

Of course the Wooo Hooo's are all running now too! We will be picking up our race kits early Saturday morning, no later than 08:00, we want to be there when the doors open at 09:00. It is going to be a zoo! The founder of the Running Room, John Stanton, was instrumental in getting this event off the ground and he will be there throughout the day at his expo, signing books, talking with runners', walkers', and the public in general. I've met John before and he is genuinely interested and supportive of everyone who takes the initiative to get off the couch and take a positive step to a healthy lifestyle.

Sunday will be amazing and yes, I'm taking my camera! There will be runner's young and old, military and civilian...Ottawa will be awash in combat uniforms, brass and a sea of red and white...look for me, I'm the tall blonde wearing red!!!

On a sad note, please stop by and leave your condolence's with Xenia as she mourns the loss of her precious Athena....it is never, ever easy to say goodbye to a life long friend.

I'll leave you with a little brighter, happier subject.

A little birdie told me it was a fellow Ottawa blogger's birthday in the next couple of days....Happy Birthday Nat! Have an awesome run on Sunday if we don't get the chance to meet up!!! I'll be looking for you!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

33 comments:

Vickie said...

Have fun with that run. Don't forget there's another one coming up. Look at the bright side--no training next week! Looking forward to seeing you!

Marlene said...

What a great event! Wish I could participate.

Be proud and have fun!

Marcy said...

Go rock it out!! I'm sure you're going to have a blast with the lay-dees as always. Just make sure you document it, k? ;-)

Steve Stenzel said...

Have fun at the race!!!

Nat said...

Thanks doll!
6,700 people not bad for an inaugural event. I'm hoping to hit the fair mid-morning too. But I am hoping to lounge around for a bit. (The Boy has a bday party so we need a present -- we'll get it all downtown.)

Love me an expo. Nice of them to hold it on my bday.

Running Knitter said...

Good luck and have fun!

The Happy Runner said...

Have a great race! Sounds like it will be a fun one.

Wes said...

Have a great race. Honoring those who volunteer to stand in harms way is a very fitting tribute.

*aron* said...

oh good luck this weekend!!! have a great time!

Melanie said...

have a great time at the race, looking forward to seeing the pics! :)

Xenia said...

I heart you so much, Coach.

Good luck this weekend. Kick some military booty! :)

Vava said...

Sounds like fun! Besides, the army folks will be running in boots so you should be good. In case you run into him, drop a hint to John Stanton for me that the Running Room should stock men's 12.5 sizes, at least in neutral cushioned runners!!!

BeachRunner said...

Very cool! Have fun and run like a Wooo Hoooer!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Have fun!!

robison52 said...

Good SKILL!! I'm looking forward to reading about your success.

Meg said...

Have a great time!

Gotta Run said...

Enjoy every mile of your race! You rock that course GIRL!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Make us civilians proud and have a BEvERage for me....

Nitmos said...

Looks like a nice weekend for a race! Best of luck. I'm sure you'll do great!

Jess said...

Good luck this weekend!

chia said...

It's going to be a riot :-D!!! So glad the weather and everything should be top notch for a great run!

Best wishes!

bluecolnago said...

good luck lily. watch out for those dashing young men in uniform ;)

above all, have fun!

Groover said...

Best of luck and have fun.

Groover said...
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Groover said...

Oops, that was me double commenting. That happens when the computer is slow. Or was it me being impatient?

AddictedToEndorphins said...

HAVE A GREAT RUN!:)
THEN AFTER THAT ITS ONLY 6 MORE SLEEPS AND WE'RE READY TO RUMBLE!
I'M EXCITED!

P.S. IM GOING TO NEED MORE DETAILS ON THE MEET UP--THE DAY IS GETTING BUSIER BY THE SECOND

SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT IT'S MY EXCITEMENT!

AKA Alice said...

Woo Hoo!!!!

Have fun tomorrow (or is it today yet?)

Marci said...

I hope you and your WooHoo's have fun! I wish I was running it! For meetup Marlene mentioned the race expo on Saturday, are there any definate plans yet?

Tri-ing with Twins said...

Sounds like an anwesome run.... and 6,700....??? Wow! Enjoy! I hope the weather is as nice up there as it is down here in the ATL this weekend!

Raina ;)

Chad Sayban said...

Have fun at the run!

BTW, I'm back running. Come and check it out.

Laurel said...

Sounds like a great event! Good luck and I can't wait to see the pics!

Amy said...

Hope it went well - can't wait to read the report and see the pictures!

MarieA said...

still runnin I see. Hope today's run was as exhilerating for you as usual.
Talk soon
Jewellery eh? They look like nice pieces. Can't wait to try at least three or four things! that's my idea of a try-a-tri (-:
Marie