Go the Crusaders!

Have just watched the download of the semi-final and will go into this weekend’s game pretty confident. It will be a sad day saying goodbye to Robbie and I think Australians should be excited about his arrival.

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Sasquatch Weekend

Had a great weekend at the Sasquatch Music Festival and it was an amazing venue for an outdoor concert. Tanya has kindly volunteered to give a run down of the weekend, watch this spot.

I had a good run last night on the beautiful trails at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Endowment Lands (http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/parks/PacificSpirit.htm). Through a colleague of Tanya’s from Flight Centre, I hooked up with a training group who meet every Tuesday. It was brisk 7-8km tempo run, with the heart rate right up for the duration. I also ran for over an hour to UBC as a warm up, still feeling guilty about missing my long weekend run!

I have a big weekend planned, tackling the 25km Iron Knee trail race on Saturday morning (http://www.runthenorthshore.com/qs/page/5508/3696/-1) and then backing-up with my normal Sunday morning Knee Knacker training run. It’s a bit of a test to see how well I recover after Saturday’s run, will let you know how it goes.

Sasquatch Music Festival

Feeling a little guilty I will miss out on my long run on Sunday (have been told to get over it), we are off on a road trip to the US tomorrow and can’t wait. We are attending the Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre located in George, Washington. Tanya and I were told about the Gorge before coming to Nth America and it is meant to be an amazing outdoor music venue.

Some highlights are; The Cure, REM, The Breeders and Flight Of The Conchords. So will be letting my hair down (whats left of it) for the weekend and will report back on Tuesday with how it all went. Tanya has promised to be on her best behaviour, so hoping all will go smoothly!

 

 

The things you do!

I recently worked two days at the Vancouver Marathon Expo through a temp agency. This assignment involved donning a tux and standing at the Team in Training stall (part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) with a silver tray and Tiffany boxes! Team in Training are taking a group to the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Fransisco and one of the incentives is that you are presented with a Tiffany necklace by a San Francisco Fireman dressed in a tux when you complete the race… hence me in a tux. Not exactly fireman material, but never mind. I got to meet and chat to fellow runners, which was right up my alley.

I had the privilege of meeting one inspirational lady who lost her mother to cancer 2 years ago, then was diagnosed with cancer herself 6 months later. She was still running 6-8 marathons a year and only stopped when she was in the middle of chemo. Shortly after meeting her I had a call to tell me I’d missed out on a job I was keen on getting. After a brief moment of feeling sorry for myself, I made a conscious choice to put things in perspective and not to be too disappointed.