Governor General

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #070
  • Date: Monday April 26th  2010
  • Course: Cochrane Foothills Marathon
  • Run time: 6hr 30min 25sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 81 BPM
  • Temperature C: -6C
  • Distance covered to date: 2954.0km (1834.0m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Syracuse, New York, USA
  • Total number of runners: 1

Today I had planned a fun run back on my old stomping grounds, the Cochrane Foothills Marathon course. However, It didn't turn out to be fun. This morning there was a thick fog as I headed out along the 1A. Every so often, two pins of light came towards me and I had to make sure I was well over on the hard shoulder. With the wind at my back, I knew it was going to be a long day. As I made my way up Grand Valley Road the fog burnt off opening up to a robins egg, blue sky. The first half went well, but then I turned into the wind and the sun went behind a bank of clouds. I wasn't really dressed for this, but unlike my recent Cochrane or Calgary routes there was no Good Earth coffee shop to dodge into (I'm getting soft). Then I felt a muscle pull in my upper thigh and I started walking. I was cold enough when I was run/walking but now I was freezing. I made it to the house after 6 1/2 hrs and looked in the mirror, blue lips. Not good.

I must tell you about an incident at the 10km mark. I had reached the intersection of Grand Valley road and Wild Cat Hills road when I say a huge sign. It said "PROPERTY OF DR. RANDOLPH RANDOLPH III, TRESPASSERS WILL BE EXPERIMENTED ON!!!!" The last time I was on this road was in early February and there was no sign. Back then, I had met a stranger. He said his name was Randy. He was dressed in black in a black pick up truck and said he was going to rebuild the old Veterinary Clinic. I had investigated the clinic's history and found out about the diabolical plans of Dr. Randolph Randolph (see blogs February: Dr.Randolph Randolph, Pusgmi-Pullyu, Burning down the house and March: Manimal). Had his Grandson returned to continue his Grandfather's dastardly work? Exactly what kind of experiments were going on in the new clinic? Who in Cochrane is helping the return of this evil mastermind? Will William Shatner star in the next Star Trek movie or will he become the next Canadian Governor General? the answers to these burning questions and many more will be given in up coming blogs.

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