Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #242 (8 to go, 10 days left)
  • Date: Tuesday Dec 21st 2010
  • Donations to date: $165,475.50
  • Course: Calgary Pathways Marathon
  • Run time: 4hr 56min 06sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 102 BPM
  • Temperature C: -20C
  • Distance covered to date: 10,212.4km (6,340.4ml)
  • Total number of runners: 2

The shortest day of the year means getting a start in the dark. Runner Roy joined me at Shouldice Pool and we made our way to the Good Earth. Sunrise slowly came upon us. The brilliant reds and oranges caught the clouds, then reflected off the ice flows, bobbing down the river. It only lasted a few minutes but it's one of the wonders of the world. At the cafe, Roy's Mum and Dad were already having coffee. I left them there and continued down the Bow. I had mentioned before about the new promenade. I really like it, but there is one huge problem, there are several slate sections which are fine in the dry weather but when snow hits them they become a skating rink. Please Major Nenshi do something about it, otherwise you're going to have a multimillion dollar law suit on your hands.

Avartar Marathon Martin has been making good time across the Northern States. In early December he strolled into Seattle, Washington. He was excited to be there as he wanted to visit his favourite coffee shop, Starbucks. His biggest thrill, as he ran across Canada and the States, was to find these little coffee shops tucked away in quiet corners of the cities. You'd never know they were there. He really wanted to visit the original location and found it at Pikes Place. The plaque on the wall stated: The first Starbucks was opened in Seattle, Washington, on March 30, 1971. The name is taken from, Moby Dick, after Pequod was rejected by one of the co-founders, the company was named for the first mate on the Pequod, Starbuck. He ordered his cafe breva and was on his way.

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes (ant's)

Q. What do you call an ant who likes to be alone?
A. An independant!

Quote of the Day

"It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously"

Peter Ustinov

Avatar Marathon Martin enjoys a cup of cafe breva at the oringinal Starbucks in Seattle, Washington.

242 Starbucks





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