Friday, July 25, 2008

Mississauga Homecoming....

Ninety running days and just over 3,3oo kms to see the sign "Mississauga"!  The stretch along Lakeshore Road and the Waterfront Trail, adjacent to Lake Ontario, has long been the training ground for many Mississauga Marathons.  For those runners at home looking for a new challenge, it's on Mother's Day Weekend every year!  You can visit the website for more details.The feeling is surreal- The days running out east, taking it one day at a time, and now you're running through where it all started!  Only 5,000 kms more to go!  Time is flying by and there is so much going on.  
Terry and I also had a chance to visit Luke Burrows school , 
The New Haven Centre for Learning, in Etobicoke, a charitable non-profit school dedicated to working with children with ASD using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy.  Thank you to Audrey Meissner, Clinical Director, for the classroom tour. is the link for more info about their successes.
Special thanks to the Murdock family (Paul, Wendy, Carly, Kristi and Brent) for hosting a Homecoming BBQ on Thursday night.  An event this morning was held at Jack Darling Park- Special thanks again to Wendy Murdock, MPP Charles Sousa and everyone else who took time out of their busy morning, including those who ran with Terry and I from the corner of Lakeshore and Hurontario.
In Oakville, the team went to grab a bite to eat at the Star Scoops Cafe and had a nice surprise.  As I approached the counter to ask for Ketchup, a gentlemen turns around and my first reaction was to say "Hi Mike!" It was Mike Weir, before he was to play his second round at Glen Abbey, in the Canadian Open.  You never know who you are going to run into!

About an hour later was our event at St. George's Square, downtown Oakville.  Special thanks to MPP Kevin Flynn and the Town Crier for congregating the masses!  Also, important notice for all you runners, my New Balance 768's, lasted from Ottawa to Oakville (about 500kms).  It was time for a shoe change and I would like to thank The Running Company, in Oakville, for donating a pair of Saucony Pro Grids.  I can feel the spring in my step again!

The Dream Continues and Rolls On....

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