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Race photos - Millarville

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Received from the race director on Friday: "If you're new to this newsletter, the course has a net loss of altitude from start to finish.
The highest point on the course is at roughly KM 3.5 and loses 69 metres in altitude to the finish line from there.
The course is undulating, meaning those 69 metres will be hard fought in some places. A hill of roughly 1.1 KM duration at roughly KM 14.5 - after a 3 KM downhill jaunt - will probably be your toughest challenge.
From roughly KM 6.2 through to the finish line, you will be on urban pathway or roadway under a "progressive road closure," meaning little or no vehicle traffic.
There is one half kilometre stretch through Turner Valley where you will be running on the right hand side of the road. Obey the instructions of the course marshalls.
The good news is there has been no manure spreading on the fields along the course this year!!! It was pretty pungent last year at KM 16.2."

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MARGARITTM 6/25/2012 12:42PM

    Nice job on the race!

Thanks for the photos - so nice!

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PKCTTS 6/21/2012 10:57PM

    Sounds like quite the course. Thanks for the pics and congrats on the time!

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CHRISTINA791 6/19/2012 3:01PM

    Very cool! My great grandma used to live in Black Diamond, and I used to love exploring the area. I can imagine it would make a good running venue.

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LKEITHO 6/18/2012 9:24AM

    Nice to see the pictures of the Turner Valley area. I haven't been in that area for years, but used to be there regularly for work back in the day. Thanks for sharing the pictures, and congratulations on the run!

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BILLALEX70 6/18/2012 9:15AM

    Love the bling, oh wait, that's roo!

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CASSIOEPIA 6/18/2012 12:30AM

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JENNNY135 6/17/2012 11:53PM

    Right on, you looking great after the race and your daughter is eyeing that medal. You better watch

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FITLIKENIC 6/17/2012 10:54PM

    Beautiful area to run in! Love Turner Valley/ Millarville :-)

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 6/17/2012 10:06PM

    Congrats on an awesome run! Roo is getting so big.

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BLACKROSE_222 6/17/2012 9:54PM

    Looks great Penny - I was too busy to book this one, but I was close by! Out near High River, for a Barn Dance at a friends place. LOL - they were actually complaining about the Half, as they had to go into Turner Valley to sell some meat that day.

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    Beautiful!! Nice job!!!

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GAYEMC 6/17/2012 8:34PM

    Looks pretty, glad it didn't smell bad. Roo is just too cute!

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BETH0720 6/17/2012 7:29PM

    Looks like a great race! Hopefully I can join you next year!

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A-STRONGER-ME 6/17/2012 7:04PM

    A race through the country. Good stuff!!

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 6/17/2012 6:31PM

    Looks like a nice run! I will never give up wanting to be one of those people who signs up for runs. Just not at this season :(

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Millarville Run to the Farmers' Market

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My run today was an awesome one. My running buddy walked a little more than planned as she was dealing with a groin injury BUT we still finished in 2:28. My "A" goal was to finish but I really, really wanted to finish in less than 2:30 - AND I DID IT.

I'm so very tired tonight. I'm up too late because my neighbour is a moron and, apparently, hard of hearing because his music is very, very loud right now and it's after 11 o'clock. By-laws say he should have had it turned down long ago.

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CASSIOEPIA 6/17/2012 9:45AM

    Congratulations on your great time, and I think the theme of the race is perfect!

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A-STRONGER-ME 6/17/2012 5:26AM

    CONGRATS Penny, I am so proud!! Cannot wait to see pics!

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Laughter - Day 1 - reflection

Friday, June 15, 2012

I did everything on the list today except the cardio exercise and stay in calorie range. I went 256 over which, with all the BF I've been doing lately, isn't that bad but Spark still doesn't count my nursing. SO! 110 points for me today. I can accept that. The worrier in me kept thinking that I'd go for a run or a bike ride or something and hurt myself. I have a race tomorrow! I can't let that happen. emoticon
Better day tomorrow for certain!

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GAYEMC 6/16/2012 9:41PM

    Run well! And then tell us about it.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/16/2012 5:52AM

    Have a great race!

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An "L" for Friday

Friday, June 15, 2012

My cousin posted this on Facebook and I just had to share:

Late one night a drunk guy is showing some friends around his brand new apartment. The last stop is the bedroom, where a big brass gong sits next to the bed.
"What's that gong for?" the friend asks him.
"It's not a gong," the drunk replies. "It's a talking clock."
"How does it work?"
The guys picks up a hammer, gives the gong an ear-shattering pound, and steps back.
Suddenly, someone on the otherside of the wall screams, "For God's sake, you's 3:30 in the morning!"

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GAYEMC 6/16/2012 9:40PM

    OK, I had a good laugh.

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BOBBYD31 6/15/2012 10:21PM

    that is a funny

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DEEJ4FITNESS 6/15/2012 6:47PM

    LOL, a good one!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

First off, when I weighed in on Wednesday, I had lost 2.5 pounds. I give 100% credit to the BLC team I'm on for pushing me to be a better Sparkperson. I've been talkin' the talk for quite a while now but they've been helping me walk the walk. So emoticon

On to this week's challenge. It's called "Laughter". I won't get to use my pretty, purple dobber this time BUT it still looks like I'll be challenged to max my points, for sure. I'll have to focus to get my strength training. Cardio will be easy, I have a HM to run tomorrow and another 7 kms on Sunday. BodyPump on Monday will cover both ..... today is supposed to be a "rest" day but an hour of cardio and 60 reps of ST can still be done w/o over-doing it.
L is for "Laughter" and so I'll be trying to make my teammates smile once a day.
A is for "Add a rainbow" by eating freggies from four of the five colour groups. (Have you seen my salads? Easy peasy lemon squeazy!)
U is for "unwind with 15 minutes of "me" time" - this one is always tricky for me BUT I just watched the second episode of "Dallas" and drank a cup of coffee. I didn't even realize that I was earning 10 points LOL.
G is for "get real" - track everything and stay in range - again, easy peasy-ish. The HM ends at the Farmer's market. All kinds of things can go wrong there. They make pies and fudge there! Also, I bought a brunch ticket and I won't be able to track with 100% accuracy. Oh well, I burn over 1000 cals in a 21.1 km run. I can be 98% accurate and not worry too much. emoticon
H is for "high fives". Since I love encouraging people, especially my team, I expect max points here.
T is for "tone it up". Twenty reps for the upper, lower and core. This is where I may falter but, hey it's only 20 each, I can do this!!
E is for "exercise". No problemo!
R is for "reflect". TA DA!!! Oh, every day? Sorry folks, you'll just have to read my thoughts.... spppooooky..

Well, time for a shower, a snack and some errands. Roo's passed out. It must be damn tough getting me up every two hours, KEEPING me up since 5:30 and then, when there's no chance of me ever falling back to sleep, taking two sips of a boobie @ 10:00 before falling asleep. I love my baby, I love my baby, I love my baby......

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RUNNINGWILD 6/15/2012 1:25PM

I cannot take credit for the creativity tho'. It all goes to the Admin team for the BLC19. I'm really staying focused, thanks to them.

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JENNNY135 6/15/2012 1:09PM

    Have a super time at the Millerville HM, you lucky duck. Looks like the weather will give you a break too. Really like how you broke down the word Laughter very creative.

By the way my HM clinic started last night, Holly is instructing it.

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