A New Year

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Below are the Latest Donation stats:

  • Date: Tuesday Jan. 4th 2011
  • Donations to date: $225,272.50
  • Cost of a Right To Play program: $50
  • Number of children who will benefit : 4505
  • Donations open until: Feb 4th 2011
  • Days left to donate to the "Quest": 31

Day 4 of no-marathon and it feels strange. Day 1 and 2 were easy, eating bacon sandwiches and watching English footie. Day 3 (Monday) was not so easy. Sue and I were up at 5.00am and out the door at 5.45am. CBC Radio had contacted me over the weekend and wanted me to come in and chat with Jim Brown on the Eyeopener. I had chatted with Jim before and he makes you feel very comfortable. He had wanted to know how I was feeling and how the fundraising was going. I said that I felt fine and we had reached $212,000. Within 20mins we were out of the studio and heading back to Cochrane. At home I checked the phone messages. CBC TV wanted us to come back at 6.30pm for a chat with Mark Kelley.OK.

That afternoon I received a call from Xstrata Nickel, my old employer. They wanted to make a $30,000 to the Quest. Brilliant. Sue and I headed back into Calgary at 5.00pm and I was infront of a TV camera at 6.00pm. "Connect with Mark Kelley" is a show that digs into current issues. The segment was on obesity. He stated that weight loss programs, equipment and books are a 55 billion dollar industry yet as a collective we are getting fatter and fatter. What is going on?.

Today, it was a visit to the Doctor. Time to set up a battery off tests to see what impact running 10,550kms in 1 year has on the body. In the next two weeks I'll have blood and urine tests, thyroid, knees and hips scan, bone density, an echocardiogram and a VO2 max test (endurance level). The results will be released to the Canadian Military if requested.

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes (bear's)

Q: What kind of money do polar bears use?
A: Ice lolly!

Quote of the Day

"Should I stay or should I go?"

The Clash

MQ 250: The writings on the wall

ZMQZ 4 Wall



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