Thursday, 4 September 2008

She bang...

...all night long!

Yes, all night there was thunderous banging noises on my rooftop as the oak trees surrounding my house doff their acorns....this has been the hardiest acorn doffing that has happened in years. All summer I could hardly sit out on my back deck because of rain and bugs, now it is worth your life out there trying to dodge falling acorns. My neighbour who lives three houses down was actually wearing a construction helmet the other day while he was cutting his lawn!!

Is mother nature trying to tell us something? Are the trees desperately trying to procreate because of some looming disease or pestilence headed our way? During the summer maple keys were sprouting in my eavestroughs, now acorns are in there sprouting into tiny trees! Mother Nature, WHAT'S UP?

On the running front, I've come to the conclusion I'm running weary. Yes, truth be told I'm starting to feel a little tired and there are two more half marathons to go before I hanging up my kicks for a few weeks.

Eight events in eight months was a stretch this year. It all started New Year's Eve with the Resolution Run, now I'm into September and yes, my running legs are starting to question what I'm up to.

September 21st is our inaugural Canada Army Run...being held in honour of our troops and their families. This race is fashioned after the American Marine Corps., and in reality I am truly getting excited about this race. Anything to support our guys and gals who lay their lives on the line to protect our freedom...THANK YOU!

So, no matter how tired or whiny I'm feeling right now, suck it up princess, because these VIP's don't have the time to think about themselves as they head into the unknown to keep Canada safe. To date, there are over 5,000 runners registered and the cap is 6,000. People, SIGN UP, show our troops your support!

Sunday, September 28th my Half Iron running buddy Anne and I will have the utmost pleasure of running The Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront half marathon with Vickie. Yes, we, the crazy ladies are meeting up to spend the weekend in Toronto! "Shut the door, it could be too much fun"

With any luck we will be meeting up with Tiger, Marci, Marlene and maybe even Vava...(don't know about Vava yet).

So, there you have it, 2008 is just about wrapped up for me running wise. I'll be going to cheer on the runner's I've been pacing at their races this fall. You GO guys, for some of you this will be the longest run of your life...awesome!

Swimming starts in October (have to prepare for next years Tri's...). With any luck we will have great weather right through to November....and yes, I'll be on the road with the bike...

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

16 comments:

Jess said...

Careful of those acorns! They sound dangerous.

BeachRunner said...

LOL. The acorns are dropping like bombs around the BR home too. Concussion like head injuries aside, it's an annual rite of nature that we deal with round these parts.

Anonymous said...

nuts and whackos everywhere eh?

Give your self a break. Take care you stay strong and healthy or you don't do the men and women in uniform ( particularly those men in navy dress whites!) any good at all! (-;
t

Meg said...

Sounds like a busy running season...and you're already psyched for next year's tri season!

TNTcoach Ken said...

LOL...I was expecting a William Houng reference. I agree, suck it up Princess, you signed up for this...Ha, better you than me.

Marlene said...

Wowzwers, big year for you! Your legs will be happy come October.

Hope to see you @ Scotia!

Wes said...

I am looking forward to my Ironman, cause I know I'm going to get some serious time off afterwards :-)

Nat said...

Army Run should be fun. Going to be a massive race...

Do be careful with the acorns though... be a shame to end up with a bump and only a acorn for a story. ;)

Running Knitter said...

I didn't know acorns could be so dangerous! :)

You've had such a busy year! Looking back at it now, do you think you put too much on your plate, or just enough? I'm planning out my race calendar for the fall/winter here in AZ and I was just curious. Thanks!

Michelle J said...

Be careful of falling acorns!!

Also, if your feeling tired, just rest a bit is all!!

Good luck on your upcoming races!!!

Michelle

*aron* said...

bussssy year!! good luck on your upcoming races... you will rock them!

teacherwoman said...

You have been busy with races! Ga-eeeze!! way to go, though!

Marcy said...

OMG girl I am DYING of laughter over the title and first sentence of this post HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAA. I so need to grow up already :P

bluecolnago said...

the construction helmet sounds like a good idea for the acorn droppings.... (kinda like bird droppings, only harder. and more frequent)

i know how you feel after a strenuous summer of hard workouts. it kicks your butt!

have a great weekend!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I never would have thought of the need to dodge falling acorns.

You have some good running plans for the rest of the year. Go make it happen!

Vickie said...

Can't wait!!! I had a year like you're having last year. To keep motivated. To put me where I could do the half IM this year. So you never know where all this will lead you!