Par 3

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #046
  • Date: Monday March 22nd  2010
  • Course: Cochrane Town Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 58min 51sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 111 BPM
  • Temperature C: -7C
  • Distance covered to date: 1941.2km (1205.2m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Total number of runners: 1

In Cochrane we have two golf courses, The Cochrane Golf club, a 9 hole facility in town and Gleneagles, an 18 hole executive course on the bluffs over looking the Bow River. I've always fancied running the Eagle and today would be the day. I started off at 8.30am. It was a little misty and overcast, excellent. I made my way through town and plodded up Cochrane Hill. I hopped over the fence and started along the path adjacent to the 8th tee. I thought it would be great to do a marathon along the pathways but the vicious climbs and down hills just about did me in. It seems so easy when you're in a electric golf buggy!. I did one loop then headed back to the river, no more golf courses for me.

I've had a number of responses as to what to do with my "bad karma" runners. Below are four that make sense:

  • Give them to a charity (should I really pass on "bad karma" shoes, isn't that double bad karma?).
  • Make them into flower pots and plant "runner" beans!!!!
  • Hang them from the branches of the tree outside my front door and make a "shoe tree".
  • Give them a full Viking Funeral: stuff them with bar-b-que lighter and newspaper. Set them alight and send them down the Bow River on an ice flow.

I need to know which one you think I should do. Please send in your vote and next Tuesday March 30th I will tally the score. Which ever one wins I will do and take a picture of it for prosterity.

Dr. Randolph Randolph's Book of Animal Jokes

Q. What's the difference between an injured lion and a wet day?
A. One pours with rain, the other roars with pain!

Quote of the Day

Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"

Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner

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