...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,