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Running Log :: Awesome workout

I pushed it tonight and was working a bit on speed. Working on water consumption and building pace. I started at 7.0 and increased to 7.1,7.2,7.5,8.5 – 9.2…. Felt amazing after and excited to keep this training up. I am switching to the Advanced Hal Higdon program.

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Peter Pan :: Tailem as Fée Clochette (Tinkerbelle)

Tailem was in the schools rendition of Peter Pan. I just love hearing her sing. She has so much fun with these and it just makes my heart melt watching her and the rest of the kids do these plays. Here are some pics and some YouTube videos.

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Running Log :: Long treadmill run

I did my long run on the treadmill. I was late getting back to Welland after a perfect Father’s day. I was supposed to go further but didn’t want to take a chance at hurting the knee and it was getting really late. In the end I was up for hours after just from being too wired. I even stopped at Wendy’s after for a double burger and fries. I was just starving after that run.

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Father’s Day :: Kelly and Kirsten

What an awesome father’s day. First the year end show which was the last bit of gymnastics for me. It’s crazy, I have been taking kids to gymnastics for 15 years and it is officially over. I used to leave work once a week at lunch to take Syd to gymnastics and then the evenings. I have carpooled kids, I have taken kids in snow, rain, sweltering heat and cold. It has been a great run. After year end show I took the kids to Kelly and Kirsten’s trailer and we had a great afternoon. The kids always have so much fun together. I played catch with Nyah and Tailem. Nyah has a killer arm and Tailem really learned how to catch quickly. Very impressed with their natural sports.

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Workout :: Another great one

It’s so easy to get back into the routine now even after a few days off. I am so used to working out after all these years I go a bit stir crazy without it.

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Workout :: Another great one

Another great workout tonight. Back in the groove… Body feels so good after a great workout.

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Running Log :: Running Club

Had a great run this morning with the run club and my cousin Gates. He actually beat me in the kick today. Not that I need an excuse but I was still recovering from the speedy 10k. LOL We hit Merrit Island for the run and it was much better at the earlier hour and in the shade.

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Workout :: bit of everything

After a few days off I eased back in doing a bit of everything. Sometimes the body just needs a bit of a break. With the screaming sore hip, my body was telling me it needed a break. Had a great workout tonight including abs.

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Running Log :: Awesome 10k

I haven’t had a run like this in quite some time. Did some great speed work after having been off with a sore hip. I caught myself running a 3:20 pace for about 500 meters. That ended up being a 4:20km even with a walk in there. I will be doing these speed workouts about every two weeks now. Throwing in fartlek runs, some intervals and soon start hill training in Fonthill.

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KIA :: CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE

Driving Nyah home on Saturday I had no idea what I was in for. All was fine until I passed someone approaching Fruitland Road. I had barely hit 120km/h when it all started to go bad. There was a knocking noise, a hesitation and having had an engine blow on me in Manitoba I was familiar with this noice. I was also in a panick given the fact I have many years of payments left. I contacted Nyah’s mother to come pick her up at Gateway arena and arranged for a ride to come get me. I would have to get CAA, and get it towed. But to where? I was going to get my friend Kevin to look into a used engine till he told me to contact KIA. I started to do some research and quickly started to see this was a big big problem. I would find articles, lawsuits, and then stumbled upon this http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/hyundai-kia-recall-1-4m-cars-for-possible-engine-failure-1.3358817  I ended up having the car towed to KIA and would have to wait.

Grimsby KIA were awesome. The called later in the day to say my car was part of the recall and it would be repaired with a new motor. The “bad” news was that it will take quite a bit of time. The even better news, I was getting a rental and it was all ready and costs covered. I picked up my new KIA Soul and love this car. All in all, you just have to wait for the sliver lining, for Karma to show up, for the break I so wanted and needed to materialize. In the end, great experience.

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