It looks like 2012 is shaping up to be a weird one. The race schedule is very tentative, every time I plan one and lock it in, something seems to come up and derail it. So far, we have the traditional Harry's Spring Runoff 8k to kick off the year, then a 50k Pylon Run in Pennsylvania. Then a 50 miler in Ontario. A 25k and a half-marathon back "2" back, and that seems to be it. But that only takes us to mid-June. Then the world's toughest 30K at the end of July.
Because of retiring and moving 3000 miles in November (that's the plan!), I imagine this October/November/December is going to be a total write-off, running wise.
|Finally got the Khatoolas dirty.|
It was -2˚C today, so I broke out the spikes and headed for 2 hours of fun in the ravine.
|The Don River|
|I got the best of the day out on the trails.|
|That water looks cold.|
|I'm always careful on this bridge.|
|Can you say rickety? Sure. I knew that you could.|
|Someone stole a kids bike and dumped it here.|
|Stoopid Mountain Bikes!|
|Nice and muddy|
|The Beaver Pond|
|These ducks were lined up just before I took this pitcher. I could have put a great "Got my ducks in a row" pun on this, but noooo, they had to move.|
|Some brave varmit went out on the ice. A rabbit or a squirrel, most likely.|
|More tracks. Lucky the Red Tailed Hawk didn't see them.|
|This bike looks worth saving. Nah.|
|Getting dark. 3:00p.m.|
|See the CN Tower? 3:15 p.m.|
|The muddy Khatoolas, one of the best buys ever for trail running. Yak Trax just don't work on glare ice.|
|Hay, some varmit walked across our pool! Most likely the Wonder hound.|
|So it was weigh in day, and remember, the camera weighs .2 lbs, making me an even 171 lbs, a loss of 3 lbs the first week. Don't my ankles look thinner?|
|My hi-tech graph will track my progress.The straight line = 2 lbs./week.You can click on it and check out the amazing graphics in hi-def.|
Next up on Sunday, Jan. 29th, weight update # 2. Big party on Jan. 28th, DOH. And a preview of the Glacier Ridge 50K, which is shaping up as one of the Best Pylon Adventures Ever!