Charlie Brown

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #220 (30 to go, 42 days left)
  • Date: Friday Nov 19th 2010
  • Donations to date: $137,308.37
  • Course: Cochrane Town Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 56min 04sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 91 BPM
  • Temperature C: -28C
  • Distance covered to date: 9,284.0km (5,764.0ml)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Athens, Greece
  • Another Marathon in the World today: Last Desert, Antarctica
  • Total number of runners: 1

It just gets colder and colder. Today, the thermometer said -28C. That meant lots of layers. Three sets of running tights, five layers on top, two sets of gloves, balaclava, toque, mask and ski goggles. But, to be honest, the biggest issue is the hydration pack. If I don't take a drink every 4 min the thing's going to freeze solid. I decided to stay close to home and pop in when I wanted to warm up. My 1.25km loop works well and I had completed 21.1km at 12noon. The other issue I'm dealing with is the fogging up of the ski goggles and sunglasses. Dr. Tom gave me container of anti-fog cream. I'll have to dig it out. It's a long day when you're trudging along in bone-chilling tempertures.

In preparation for my opening kick off, at the Stamps vs Riders CFL Western Final on Sunday, I decided to check out a couple of great place kickers. Tony Franklin was born in Big Spring, Texas. He played for Texas A&M and holds the collegiate record for the longest field goal at 65yds. In the pro league he played for the Eagles, Patriots and Dolphins. What makes Tony special is that he was a barefoot kicker. I don't think I'll try that on Sunday.

The other place kicker is Charlie Brown. It is true that he did mostly miss the ball, but that was because Lucy pulled it away. On two occasions he did actually kick the ball. On Sunday I'll make sure I use one of those plastic dohickies and not a ball placer.

Here is the video of Charlie Browns kick off attempt:

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes

Q: What do you call a dinosaur with no eyes?
A: Doyouthinkysaraus

Quote of the Day

"An optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity."

Sir Winston Churchill

Note to self: explain the rules to Sue, before Sunday.

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