Saturday, 23 January 2010
It's the weekend
Well I'm up now and trying to organise myself, it is bright, sunny and cold and at some point I'd like to go for a ski. Tomorrow I'm up at the freeking buttcrack of dawn because I volunteered to help at the Hypothermic Half Marathon in Ottawa. Volunteers have to meet at 6:30AM....Holy F*ck....what's up with that? No, really it is okay, the walkers start at 7am, so we have to be there to marshal traffic, cheer them on and make sure they go the right route. Last year we ran 5 loops around the Arboretum, I'm not ashamed to say the race kicked my ass. It was soooo cold and the wind picked up and I was definitely under-dressed. I bailed with just a little over 5K to go. Have I mentioned I really dislike winter?
So this year I figured the least I could do was volunteer, look for me, I'll be the one dressed like the Michelin Man. Not really, but I will have so many clothes on I'll resemble him.
After the last runner / walker finishes we are all going off to the Arrow and Loon for breakfast. It is part of the race swag, along with the coveted snowflake medal and race shirt.
That will be my last meal of the weekend as I have to fast for my medical tests on Monday. Even though it is a rather embarrassing test, it is essential, colon cancer runs in my family. And NO people you are not knocked out for this particular one....
Well there you go, oh, and an updated on my Ladybug. She made an appearance on Wednesday and I feed her some apple and water droplets, but she was obviously failing. She passed away on Friday and is now resting comfortably in the compost bin.
Life's fun if you don't weaken,