United Communities: Silverado

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #172
  • Date: Saturday Sept 18th 2010
  • Donations to date: $69,122.19
  • Course: Silerado Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 08min 22sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 96 BPM
  • Temperature C: -3C
  • Distance covered to date: 7,258.4km (4,506.4ml)
  • Another Marathon in the World today: USAF, OH, USA
  • Total number of runners: 13

Yesterday's blog item on Naked Yoga has generated a number of comments. People have asked me "Martin, do you have anything against Naked Yoga?". My answer is: Absolutly not. However let's not forget what happened when Naked Darts and Naked Curling swept the Nation. We certainly do not want a repeat of that! All I'm saying is, safety first. For the sake of the children let's practice safe Naked Yoga. Nuff said.

The last month and a half I've been in a bit of a funk. After two falls in early August, my right leg has been playing me up. My marathon times seem to have been getting slower and slower and I was beginning to wonder where this was all leading. Today was the United Communities marathon at Silverado, in Calgary's SW. I started off slowly and fully expected the pain in the right leg to return. After 30mins I felt good, so I pushed things along. I started to get in a rhythm and before I knew it I had completed the marathon in 5hr 08min 22sec. This is the fastest marathon I've done since #108 on June 17th, exactly 3 months ago. It was certainly a confidence booster. I also had the thrill of meeting relatives of Fauja Singh. Fauja is 99 years young and plans to run his next marathon at the age of 100.

Finally I want to say thank you to United Communities and the sponsors they have brought on board. The sponsors include:

  • Ronmor Developers Inc.
  • Sterling Homes
  • Homes by Avi
  • Kool 101.5
  • Blueprint Corp.
  • Global Signs
  • Starbucks
  • Tri Yoga (not naked)

United Communities were the overall sponsors, donating $2,500 to Right To Play. Fantastic.

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes

Q. What do you give an elephant with big feet?
A. Plenty of room!

Quote of the Day

"A lot of people don't realize that about 98 percent of the running I put in is anything but glamorous: 2 percent joyful participation, 98 percent dedication! It's a tough formula. Getting out in the forest in the biting cold and the flattening heat, and putting in kilometer after kilometer."

Rob de Castella

Hanging out with relatives of Fauja Singh, marathoner extraodinaire!

172 Fauja Singh

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