Good Shepherd School

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #103
  • Date: Thursday June 10th 2010
  • Course: Good Shepherd School
  • Run time: 5hr 22min 16sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 97 BPM
  • Temperature C: -1C
  • Distance covered to date: 4346.6km (2698.6ml)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: St John's, Newfoundland
  • Total number of runners: 37

At 7.15am this morning, I was sitting in my RX8 in the parking lot of Good Shepherd School, in Airdrie, Alberta. I wasn't happy. It had rained all night and had continued on the trip over from Cochrane. As I sat in my cosy car the rain hammered on the windshield and I could see the school's large, Canadian flag whipping in the wind. This would be a long day. I jumped out of the vehicle and scuttled over to the school entrance. I had to get going. I met Secretary Teresa and she showed me the staff room with fresh coffee brewing.. I had brought my full rain gear and this was the time to use it. I headed out and knocked off 5km. 9.00am, I went in and met Principal Don. 9.15am assembly time and a chat with the kids.

I had picked a 700m loop around the school and soccer fields. The only thing was to grind it out. It was too horrible for the students to come out so they waved to me from the classrooms. I went around and around, getting colder and colder. Time to add the Glad 3-in-1 rain jacket. That thing is a life saver. A couple of kids came out and told me it was pizza day. Things were looking up. I stopped at 12.45pm and chowed down a couple slices of cheese and pepperoni. The rain eased in the afternoon and a grade 3 class came out to join me. One young lad asked me a question I had never had before "How do you like being a boy?". I said it was pretty good and he agreed. I had to get in by 3.05pm for an afternoon assembly so I picked up the pace over the last 5km. All the kids were in the gym and I did a run round of high fives. The students had been fundraising and Principal Don presented me with a cheque for $500 for Right To Play. Well done kids.

New Llama Facts

Thanks to "Team Llama" at Ecole Sam Livingston School for the latest set of facts.

Fact 16: Llama's have a calm nature and good common sense.

Quote of the Day

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."

Jesse Owens

Talking to the students of Good Shepherd School in Airdrie. The kids raised $500 for Right To Play.

103 Kids

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