It’s exactly a month since I ran the Last Chance Half. I have ran exactly once since then. stupid foot. That’s all I'm going to say about that. I have an easy run scheduled for tomorrow to test out the foot. Wish me well.
That’s not all I'm going to say about that; this is. This is supposed to be a running blog. I got the blog part right. I have ran twice and blogged 33 times in the last 30 days… *curse* I feel like the joker. Pffftttt… Ahh well… life eh?
Current Contests Running here at BATCKADI:
- An Awesome Gift Basket for Calgarians and a littler but still awesome gift basket for everyone else…
- Prizes for suggesting marathon training plans and tips
- GU sample packs and a Cool Kids Tech Shirt!
I was THIS close to signing up for the Red Deer Marathon, when for some reason I went and read the FAQ’s.
I can run all the fun runs I want on gravel and learn lots about myself and get a barefoot education. But not in the marathon. I was asked on facebook if I could wear my vibrams. I could, but I am quite set on making my first Marathon a full barefoot Marathon. I am looking forward to a great finish in my first Marathon and I am Soooo close to registering for Vancouver.
Who is going to run in the BMO Vancouver Marathon? Adam, Tricia, Lindsay, all the WA state bloggers, EMZ, Andrew? Quinton? Chris K? If it’s not on your radar, it should be…
hold, on… i’ll BRB…gotta do something.
Ok, there. I did it. May 1st, I’ll run my first Marathon in the O2 rich air of Vancouver!! Yeah! Hey Jagger?! Where are my blue mitts and the parking spot you bribed me with?
Oh yeah, the parking spot. I am trying to secure a parking spot for my Travel Trailer where the team at Barefoot Neil Z will host a pre race coffee party and a post race tailgate party! The powers in YVR are discussing the logistics of letting us have a spot somewhere near the start/finish line to enable this meetup. Calgarians and Bloggers are first on the invite list for shure! I will do my best to solicit some sponsorships that will make this event quite worthwhile of your attendance.
You excited now? I am! I’ll make my training plan decision in the next few days too so I can get started on that. Did you know, that while I am training for my first Marathon, my lovely wife will be training for her first half marathon? She will be running in the Police Half here in Calgary on April 17th! Way to Go honey, I know you’ll knock it out of the park!
Ok, back to my non-running reports.
We went to the Calgary Hitmen Game on Sunday (It’s a junior hockey team, 16 to 20 year old players). The level of hockey is quite excellent but we didn’t really go to see the game this time (although the game was very good)
I’ll let you watch this to better explain the whole deal.
Fun hey? For those that hate youtube videos, it’s a game where everyone brings a stuffed bear and when the home team scores their first goal, you chuck the bear on the ice. There were 16,000 people at this game and they hucked 23,000 bears onto the ice! Fun! The bears go to sick kids in hospitals and to needy children in Calgary and area.
We were in row 1. Where all the bears collect. I had a WICKED teddy bear headache from getting wonked!
It’s a pretty cool view of the game. This is the same arena the Flames play.
That Goalie from Red Deer is 6’14” tall… wow! (the net if 4’ tall, btw)
A full building for a junior game… exciting!
Nan, Poppop and Andrew enjoying the relative peace after all the bears were tossed!
Well, that finished up the Roundup. Hopefully I’ll have a run report and injury report for you tomorrow.