Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The dream has begun...

Welcome to the inaugural Run The Dream blog posting.  Over the course of the next eight months this page will share with you the highs and the lows of the journey across Canada.  I assure you I will not be quitting this dream.  There may be days that seen endless, injuries to be managed and, at times, unfavourable weather conditions, but that is a reality of any journey. Lets Run The Dream together!

Today was an amazing day! It felt similar to any first day on the job.  So much energy and not sure how to manage it.  The morning was full of events in St. John's, NL.  The dipping of the toe (which soaked my entire foot by accident), as well as photo-ops at the Terry Fox Monument and Mile 0 (with the mayor).  

In terms of engagements, I'd like to thank the students of Memorial University (10:30am) as well as our main kick-off event participants at the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism (11am) for being great hosts.

At 12:30pm, I continued the run to Seal Cove with only one pit stop.  A hair cut!  Finished the 45 kms in 4 hrs 30 mins.  A little too fast but we'll slow it down tomorrow!  Goodnight.


rhys said...

hey Jon,

You give some motivation from a far, your 4:30 for 45K on day 1 beat my marathon time of 4:36. You are rockin'!!! GREAT START.

See you in Ontario!!!!

Georgina said...

Hi Jonathan: Wow!!!!! 45K in 4:30 that is fast. Remember that you still have over.... 9000 kms to go.

Jonathan: I want to say Thank-you to you for all that you are doing for Eric and all persons, and yes their families, with Autism. Those two little words seem to be so "little" for the gratuide that is felt about the "Run the Dream". I will be watching you all the way across our country, and I will be praying for you. I will be telling family and friends to meet you on your way. And if there is ever anything that you need now, on your run, or in the future I want you to call me from where ever you are.
I will try and enter something on your blog every couple of days. We have pictures from the Fog Devils game. They are perfect.
And I will keep you updated on how good Eric is doing in school and swimming.

I hope that it wasn't to cold today. I will check on your blog tomorrow morning to see how you are doing. As I say to Eric everynight:
Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't let the bedbugs bite...
He loves it... Ha Ha