Friday, 3 December 2010

Now that's progress!

Unfortunately, not progress of the running kind.  Our new pool is practically done; the liner and decking will be done in the spring.  The company promises we'll be able to fill er up and go for a dip in May.  I'm secretly more excited by the six foot fence all the way around.  We've lived in this house for 14 years and have had only chain link fences, and short ones at that.  We seriously haven't done it sooner because we didn't want to offend the neighbours, who seem quite happy with communal outdoor living.  That's what the front yard is for, I say.  Luckily, strictly enforced by-laws require this wooden piece of heaven.  Woot Woot!

I have done a little running on the treadmill.  I did what I thought was a killer hill workout -- quarter mile hills at 8% with quarter mile jogging in between.  Thought my lungs would explode and managed 4 of them at progressively faster speeds.  We've signed up for the 10.8k (automatic PR for 10.8k!) Egg Nog Jog in Georgetown on December 12, which I know vaguely is northwest of Toronto.  Check out the elevation here.  Yikes.  I think every run til then should be hillwork.

Last weekend Phil and Tim ran the Chilly Willy 10k in Mississauga.  I was a little raced out so cheered for them at the end (then promptly skeedaddled since it was, indeed, Chilly).  The course was apparently a little short, but both guys were super quick and would have had an official PR if it was really 10k.

Tim just before the finish line.

Phil about to finish -- crazy crowd support!


  1. So jealous of your pool!!

    The Egg Nog Jog sounds like fun!

  2. 10.8K?! What a random distance!! Jealous of your pool (and fence)!!

  3. I want a pool too!! Lucky you :)