Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 10, 2009 - another milestone!

well, i passed the 3000K mark on the year today with 12.4k of light running.. i managed to plan it perfectly so i would cross the 3000K mark at the spot of one of my favourite ponds this evening. it was a chilly day here and an even cooler night with temps dropping down to 7 degrees, but the air was fresh and pure, as it always is here.

with Boston and Big Sur 2010 finally starting to sink in, my focus will now be on a BQ for 2011! not knowing what the future holds for me in terms of health, there's no reason to wait until April 19, 2010 to attempt to qualify for the 2011 Boston Marathon. the qualifying window starts late sept/09 so i might as well try to find a nice flat course this fall and give it a go!

i also ran 2.5k this morning with Kim. it was her first run in 6 days after a little injury-resting break. the run went well. we also walked 1.5k. we registered for sunday's 5k race this evening and she graciously accepted the opportunity to wear bib #1. i was assigned #3.

bib numbers are only meant to identify runners, but for me, #1 represents a bit of a target. i wore #1 for the 2007 Newfoundland Marathon and i felt rather uncomfortable with it.. i wore #1 again at the 2009 World Outgames Marathon and it didn't bother me at all that time. as we know, i went on to 'win' that race in the transsexual category..

i am still quite sore from sunday's 50k so i anticipate that sundays' 5k race will be a fun run for me, as i pace Kim to what will hopefully be a great run for her. as an added bonus, i will also head down to quidi vidi lake later that morning to participate in another fun run, my 3rd ever Terry Fox Run, (the other two being 1982 and 2002).

anyway, NFL season kicks off tonight, so i am looking forward to watching some of that, as well as watching more of the US Open tennis..

might be warm enough for a beach day tomorrow. let's hope the weather report in the morning is favourable!


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