Ice Cream Quest 50

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #233 (17 to go, 21 days left)
  • Date: Friday Dec 10th 2010
  • Donations to date: $155,093.47
  • Course: Calgary Pathways Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 32min 18sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 97 BPM
  • Temperature C: -24C
  • Distance covered to date: 9,832.6km (6,104.6ml)
  • Total number of runners: 1

The weather the last few days has been crazy. Yesterday, when I started, it was a balmy -4C. Today, it was -24C and the forecast for tomorrow is -3C. I decided to run half the marathon in Calgary and half in Cochrane. It's just too hard trying to do it all in Cochrane, considering the state of the pathways. I had a good run from Shouldice Pool to the Good Earth cafe. This out and back is 21km and makes a great start to the day. It's interesting, watching the build-up of ice on the Bow, day after day. I had to get back to Cochrane by the early afternoon, as I had several errands to run.

It was a sad afternoon. The final flavour in Ice Cream Quest 50 was consumed. Ice Cream associate Mellissa served me a single scoop, of the Christmas special, Candy Cane. As I walked down Main Street, eating my sumptuous treat, at -24C (no drips!!), I remembered how it all started. In early June, I walked into Mackays and was about to buy a chocolate fudge cone when owner Robin stopped me. She said that they would fuel me for the year. So right there I decided to try and eat every flavour before year end. It's a tough job but someone has to do it. When I tell this story to the school kids they ask me what are my favourite / worst ice creams so here goes:

Five star ice creams:

  • Coconut Delight
  • Tropical Mango
  • White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle

And these should be made illegal:

  • Bubble Gum
  • Liquorice
  • Root Beer

Dr Randolph Randolph's book of animal jokes

Q. What medicine would you give an ill ant?
A. Antibiotics!

Quote of the Day

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"

Albert Einstein

The final flavour was eaten today: Candy Cane

233 Mackays

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