|Ugliest medal ever. Might have been my attitude.|
Summary: Personal suck fest.
Brush with greatness: Mr. Peanut and winner Reid Coolsaet (fastest Canadian marathoner on Canadian soil or something.)
|Very cool necklace in lieu of medal.|
|Phil and Tim, with his first banana ever. Really?|
Summary: Nice race through a park but mostly on fine gravel.
Brush with greatness: Erica!
Speaking of suck-fests, Phil and I, with our sights set on killing the Scotiabank Waterfront Half Marathon in September, decided that we should do a practice half first. Unfortunately, the only one we could find on an off-call weekend was the inaugural Bayshore Race in Owen Sound August 29 (about 2 hours from Toronto). Up we went, dragging the boys with us and stayed in the only hotel in town with a swimming pool, so they wouldn't hate us too much. I was sick with a virus the week before and thought I was better, but it all came back about half-way through the race. Finished a disappointing 2:40 something (I think I was 95th out of 100, but refused to look it up); Phil was in at 1:56:xx. No medal, just a commemorative towel.
|That's me loving the timer malfunction. I guess they didn't believe |
anyone would take more than 2 hours to do a half.
|Our boys Sam and Charlie staking out a good spot.|