#150, but who's counting!

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #150
  • Date: Thursday Aug 12th 2010
  • Donations to date: $61,020.01
  • Course: Cochrane Town Marathon
  • Run time: 8hrs 03min 58sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 87 BPM
  • Temperature C: 11C
  • Distance covered to date: 6,330.0km (3,930.0ml)
  • Total number of runners: 1

Last night I dreamt that I was running my 150th marathon, bare foot, along the boulevard outside Eau Claire Market in Calgary. The birds were singing in the trees, the sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. On either side of the road were hundreds of school children cheering me on. They all had ice cream cones in their hands and they were trying to give them to me. Up ahead I could see Dr Randolph Randolph, his son Randolph II and grandson Randy Jr. They all had cheshire cat smiles and as I passed Randy Jr yelled "Rubbish tan line fatboy!" in a very sarcastic tone. Next to them was a two headed Llama, a WereRabbit, a WereSquirrel and Befeer Bear. They were all jumping up and down and shouting encouragement. As I crossed the line Dr. Greg (AKA Dr. Pain) lead me to a massage table and as I lay there I noticed a number of wicked looking tools hanging from his belt. In his hand he had a large "Bone scraping" bar and, with an evil glint in his eye, he said "Let the games begin". Very weird.

Reality was some what different. At 6.30am I chatted with Buzz Bishop on AMP 90.3. Buzz has been a big supporter right from the start. We talked about my recent injury and the fundraiser on Friday. It was then off to Stoney Trail Mazda to get the muffler fixed on the RX8 Pace car. While I was waiting, I did loops of the dealership lot and accumulated 7km. Then back to Cochrane and the pathways. The weather in the morning had been every pleasent but as Granny Parnell used to say "Forewarned is forarmed". Weatherman Paul stated "Variably cloudy in the morning with showers developing in the afternoon". Well, it was that with bells on! The black clouds rolled in about 2.00pm. Then came the thunder and lightning, followed by the wind and rain. The temperature dropped like a stone and in the end I was trudging along in full rain gear with winter mitts and hand warmers. Very weird.

Dr Randolph Randolphs book of animal jokes

Q: When is it bad luck to see a black cat?
A: When you're a mouse!

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