The Off Season

I consider this the Off Season, time spent between Fall Marathon(s) and Spring races. Normally, I would keep the mileage up to remain fit and hit the next training cycle ready yo rock, but this year was a bit different. here’s how it’s played out so far.

Recently, we went to Hawaii (work, not family) for a short trip. Long enough to spend 1 day indoors ‘working’ and 1 day of outdoor activities. It was nice to be there but the 2 days spent traveling to and fro makes it a rough ride. You have to make the best of it while there, so I signed up for a surf lesson. As you can see from the photo, I was an instant expert. Actually, that’s not true. It was hard and although I managed to get in a few good runs, I spent a lot of time swimming back to the board and trying again. I enjoyed it and if not for the coral, rocky bottom, I would have stuck with it longer. I’d like to try it again on a sandier section of water.

As for running….

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The End Of Movember

November is done, has been for a couple of weeks. But the Movember aspect has just recently come to a close. For those of you following along, you know that I was busting my butt for the cause: To raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer.

It was a successful campaign and I reached my fundraising goals. I smashed them actually, raising a whopping $3,541.00 putting me at the top of the list for my work-team at the Flight Centre. The bonus for top fundraiser was a price of 2 Airfare Tickets from Air Canada, good for anywhere they fly in Canada. Halfway through the month, when I was close, but losing steam, I decided to use the tickets as an incentive, offering them up as a draw prize for anyone who donated to the cause in my name. Of course, I would have to win in order to give the tickets away. Read more of this post