Hawkwood School

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #173
  • Date: Tuesday Sept 21st 2010
  • Donations to date: $71,122.19
  • Course: Hawkwood School
  • Run time: 5hr 26min 51sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 108 BPM
  • Temperature C: 1C
  • Distance covered to date: 7,300.6km (4,532.6ml)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Berlin, Germany
  • Total number of runners: 167

Last night I went to see Physio Darra. I've been having trouble with what felt like a pinched nerve in my left glute. He pushed and pulled it, then applied ultrasound. After that I hit the floor and was bent into a pretzel shape. I went home feeling pretty sore and hit the sack. I tossed and turned all night. In the morning I hobbled around the kitchen, had breakfast and headed off to Hawkwood School. This was not a great way to start the day. I had had the same thing happen on Saturday but once I got running the pain eased off. At the School I met Phys Ed. Teacher Mike. He told me assembly was at 9.00am so I had time for a few laps. Sure enough the pain started to disapper after 3km. Crazy.

I get to meet many great kids on these school visits and hear some incredible stories. Today I talked to grade 3er Adam about his pets. He has a hamster called "Pipsqueak" and apparently Pipsqueak can run 8hrs on his tread wheel continuous with no food or water....and he does this at night. He had another hamster, "Yoda" who's not much of a runner..... no kidding. I also had a grade 2 girl tell me that I didn't look as young as my poster. Who would after 173 marathons!!!!!!

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes

Q. How do you get an elephant down from a tree?
A. Put him on a leaf and wait until autumn!

Quote of the Day

"I tell runners to divide a race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart."

Mike Fanelli, club coach

Pipsqueak the wonder Hamster

173 Guinea pig

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