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Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #163
  • Date: Monday Sept 6th 2010
  • Donations to date: $67,067.19
  • Course: Calgary Pathways Marathon
  • Run time: 6hr 38min 59sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 83 BPM
  • Temperature C: 3C
  • Distance covered to date: 6,878.6km (4,270.6ml)
  • Another Marathon in the World today: Turtle Marathon, NM, USA
  • Total number of runners: 1

After yesterday's marathon, I was feeling pretty good about my right leg. There were no new pains in the morning so I thought I'd stick to the 2 min run / 8 min walk and see how it went. It was a beautiful morning and my run from the Shouldice Pool to the Eau Claire Market passed without incident. At the entrance to Eau Claire Market, I was stopped by Reporter Christine from 660News. She was doing a piece on people at work and she wanted to know what I did for a living. I told her I ran marathons. No, she said, what job did I do? I told her that my job was to run five marathons a week for all of 2010. She then asked me why I did that and I told her all about Marathon Quest 250 and Right To Play.

I said goodbye to Christine and, as I was walking to the Good Earth Cafe for my morning coffee, I thought about the working world. In many businesses, if I had worked on a public holiday I would have been paid double time and a half. Did that mean that if I ran 16.8km today it would be equivalent to 42.2 km? I guess not. I finished off my run in Calgary and then headed back to Cochrane for my Ice Cream loop. I'm making good progress in my Ice Cream Quest 47 and at Mackay's Ice Cream store I chatted with Christina Mackay. She had been in the Labour Day parade and had followed the Mounted Police. I only had 4km to go when I made a big mistake. Some kids were playing soccer when the ball came my way. It was just instinct. I gave it a good boot and I felt a twinge in my knee. What a twit!!!!! I went home and took two Advil.

Ice Cream Quest 47

The challenge is to try all 47 flavours at Mackay's ice cream store before midnight December 31st.

Today's flavour #32: Rocky Road

Quote of the Day

"A marathon is like life with its ups and downs, but once you've done it you feel that you can do anything."

Anon

Bottom's Up!!!!!

163 Ducks

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