Pushmi-Pullyu

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #028
  • Date: Monday Feb 8th 2010
  • Course: Cochrane Foothills Marathon (reverse)
  • Run time: 6hrs 14min 08sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 97 BPM
  • Temperature C: -11C (S wind 11km)
  • Distance covered to date: 1181.6km (733.6m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Hay River, NWT, Canada
  • Total number of runners: 2

Today was a rubbish marathon. It started off well with Runner Adam joining me for the first 6km. I had decided to change things up and do the reverse Cochrane Foothills Marathon course. The wind was behind me which meant a head wind on the way back, not the best of situations. Things were OK up until the half way point, then I felt a slight tweak in my right hamstring. I'd had this before and planned to run it out. At 32km, things took a turn for the worse when I felt a pain at the bottom of my lft shin. By km 36 I had decided to walk the last 6km, rather than aggravating it. The wind was in my face and by the time I got home I was frozen. I was not a happy camper. Time for a hot tub, Advil and some "Magic" cream (20% Ibuprofen and 1% Hydrocortisone).

Dr. Randolph Randolph and the Wild Cat Hills Part II: In the early 1960s, Dr. Randolph Randolph had arrived, with his son Randolph Jr., in the village of Cochrane, Alberta. Nobody knew where he was from, but he bought a piece of land deep in the Wild Kitten Hills, as they were known back then, and started to build his veterinary clinic. The townsfolk soon came to trust him as, over several Springtimes, he delivered calfves and crias. Eyebrows were raised when he received a shipment of wooden crates from Transylvania, but then he was known to be a little eccentric. In 1967, he became some what of a local celebrity. He had supplied animals for the movie "Dr. Doolittle", including the world famous "Pushmi-Pullyu", the two headed Llama. The townsfolk thought that animal experimentation was a little creepy but, if it was for the Film Industry, then it must be OK. That summer, the owner of the Cochrane Picture House, Mr. Mo  Vie, opened his doors to the good Dr. and the townsfolk in order to enjoy the premier of "Dr. Dolittle". Life was good for Dr. Randolph Randolph.

Quote of the Day

"You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back."

Steve Prefontaine

 

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