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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Changing the way I think.

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was a great day filled with great friends and a lot of fun, but it was the type of fun that you can turn your brain off for. I went to Edmonton to shop and play in the Waterpark. For me it was a beginning to an end, I figured that this month I would still run, but I would eat crappy food, and get it out of my system so that come January my training get serious and my eating gets healthy. So I ate CRAP oh my, there was a burger and well lets just say that was the healthier side of what I consumed, my stomach HATES me today, and on my run it showed. I really don't understand why what my mouth and nose say is great, my stomach says it's not, somehow the wiring in my head needs to be changed so that Broccoli tastes like chocolate, mmm what a great idea!!!!

Since I didn't get home till 1am running at 8:30 this morning was not fun, based on lack of sleep either!!! Then there was the Weather side of things...if running in -41 with the wind chill doesn't make me crazy I don't know what will. I had everything against me, and still Claudia, me and 7 other crazies went out for a run. I couldn't run the full 10km because my stomach was sore, but I had 2 great people stay beside me to help me in. I love the running store I run out of for that reason. The people that I have found there are the reason I stay running, and they have helped me in so many ways.

Then if that wasn't enough, I got the sit down with 2 ladies that are amazing and inspiring in so many ways after for a coffee. They did the Ride to Conquer Cancer last year, and are driving one of the sweep vehicles this years. Wow did they have stories for me. At the end of the day, I want to do the ride, but I don't have the list of family and friends I was close to that died of, or suffer through cancer, I just see what my friends go through when they have someone that they are close to, deal with cancer. But now I have my list of reason to get through that ride, for the all the people that have encouraged me to do this, and will help me to get through. I know some really great people and I don't want to let them down. Thanks Claudia for getting me into this mess, :) thank you to Pam for jumping on the Death race bandwagon and thank you to everyone else that has or will help the 3 of us get through this. We will need all the encouragement that we can get.


  1. If running in -40 weather, off of 7 hours of sleep and powered by Mickey D's doesn't turn you into a Death Racer. I don't know what will. LOL.

  2. 7 hours of sleep, that would have been nice, I woke up at 7 and didn't sleep well that night.