Sunday, April 20, 2008

"It's Your Decisions, Not Your Conditions, That Determine Your Destiny"...

This week's weather forecast looks favourable. Temperatures are in the single digits, sunny and light winds! Cornerbrook, 200 kilometres away, is the goal by Saturday! 

This past Saturday I made quick work of the road (32 kms in 3hrs 30 mins, 21 running and 11 walking).  With the assistance of Alex and Kevin's coaching we used a pyramid run approach. In kilometres, here is how it looked: 2 walk, 1 run, 1 walk, 2 run, 1 walk, 3 run, 1 walk, 3 run, 1 walk, 4 run, 1 walk, 3 run, 1 walk, 3 run, 1 walk, 2 run, 2 walk. The running took 1 hr 40mins and the walking took 1 hr 50 mins. Felt as though I could have kept on going but wanted to leave some of that determination for today!

Been watching a lot of playoff hockey at night.  Did you know that their are three players from Newfoundland and Labrador in the NHL?  Can you guess who they are?  Well, the answer is Ryan Clowe (San Jose), Michael Ryder (Montreal) and Daniel Cleary (Detroit).
Another special acknowledgement to Elizabeth Sheppard, owner of the Three Rivers Country Inn, in Badger. Elizabeth has gone beyond the call of duty!  She has cooked the team breakfast and dinner everyday, for the past three days. Yesterday we ate breakfast while listening to the OZ FM Sunday morning show called "Jigs and Reels".  There is also a restaurant, in Badger, called Kellie's Restaurant, off the highway.  They make the best Chef's Salad and an amazing chocolate fudge sundae! 

Today is moving day.  While running, we'll be changing our base camp to Springdale for a couple days, before Deer Lake, then onto Corner Brook.  The pictures I've attached are scenes from last week's running between Grand-Falls Windsor and Badger. My shorts are at the top of my suitcase this week...just in case!  

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