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Canada Day

Monday, July 01, 2013

I was up early (for me). Today is Canada Day and last Friday I finally made the decision to sign up for the Official Canada D'Eh 5K Run in Amherstburg. Of course I was walking, not running, but I was still excited to be taking part.

Hubby was going to drive me which pleased me because I would not have to be concerned about parking, etc. but this morning, he decided he was going to stay home to cut the grass. I got over my disappointment. It would have been nice to know I had support but there were people at the site who had plenty of enthusiasm to share.

It was a beautiful day for the event. Rain was threatening but it held off. There was a nice breeze from the lake which helped cool us as we heated up. A little boy had his table set up with cups of water after we passed the halfway mark.

I remember arriving at the last corner. There was an older gentleman there. He told me I was almost finished and I could take it easy the rest of the day. I thanked him and said I would probably do just that.

All finishers get an amazing Canada D’Eh Run Maple Leaf collectors Medal along with Canada D’Eh Maple Leaf inspired red and white sublimated tech running socks. This years medal features the likeness of Sir John A MacDonald, our nations first Prime Minister.

I am pleased to report that I finished. I was almost dead last but that didn't even matter. This was the first time I have actually done something like this but I am thinking I might do it again.

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    Happy Canada Day to you. I should be in Sharbot Lake Ont Canada this week. The word is should, which makes me very sad emoticon I am having back issues, and the riding would put me in bed. My daughter and her family are there though. I first went to Sharbot when I was 3. My grandchildren are the 4th generation, carrying it on. I probably have been there 57 years, so my hubby said you can survive missing 1 year. Well, I still imagine myself on the deck enjoying the beautiful lake.

    Were do you live in Canada?

    I just finished my 1st day of Spark Solution and that made July 1 st better emoticon emoticon
    1666 days ago
    WooHoo, great Job. Now you are blogging and doing 5K's well done. Our is in September in Bangor or Portland or both . We shall see what the day brings.
    It really is an accomplishment, sorry DH was not there, too bad. Boy you got really nice stuff we buy our cancer T-shirts and we pay extra to be timed. This is what the cancer society does.
    I am so proud of you, here is a big ((((((((((((HUG)))))))))) you do deserve it. Pat in Maine.
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    1666 days ago
    Good for you! Happy Canada Day to you too!!!
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