Thursday, May 8, 2008

1,000 KM MILESTONE.....

It seemed like yesterday I was dipping my toe into the Atlantic Ocean.  Time flies when you're having fun!  On Wednesday, with 53 kms left on the TCH of Cape Breton Island, the 1,000 km milestone was reached! 
Great news as I write this...Cape Breton Island is done!  Woke up this morning and had a radio interview with 101.5 FM 'The Hawk'.  The Run The Dream story was broadcasted every half hour, on the morning news, including the warning to motorists that we'd be crossing the Canso Causeway around noon, so expect traffic delays!  The causeway is a 1.4 km stretch connecting Cape Breton Island to the mainland.  With a police escort, it took under 7 minutes to cross. Upon completion, I turned around and noticed that we had caused at least a 50 car back up.  A few people did pull off and give us donations.  After a brief stop for a snack I wanted to get as many kilometres done before the rain came.  I was scheduled to do 42 kms today, but I was feeling good.  I told Kevin and Carly I wanted to post a big number finish, but Kevin threatened to run me over if I dared do 60 kms and also reminded me I still have the rest of the country to run. We compromised at 56 kms, in 7 hours, and I had a Dr. Pepper to celebrate!
Special thank you mentions over the past few days to:
-Inverary Resort, in Baddeck, for a complimentary night;
-Econo Lodge, in Port Hastings, for two complimentary nights;
- Canso PetroCan and Rod's One Stop, for a tank of gas each; and
-Constable Craig Hubley for the Police Escort over the causeway.
The Dream Continues.....

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