Black Cat

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #139
  • Date: Thursday July 29th 2010
  • Donations to date: $56,614.11
  • Course: Cochrane Town Marathon
  • Run time: 7hr 39min 29sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 136 BPM (?)
  • Temperature C: 10C
  • Distance covered to date: 5,865.8km (3,641.8ml)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Oranjestad, Aruba Island
  • Total number of runners: 1

Luck is a funny thing. A friend of mine had a dog with three legs and it's name was Lucky. Today I headed out for my third walk marathon of the week. I felt like running but I told myself that I should stick to the plan: walk four marathons this week, then start running on Sunday. Along the path, at the far end of town, was a cat. As I approached it, the black feline walked across my path. That's very lucky but only if you're from England or Australia. If you're from N. America it's unlucky. Why? Was there a "Black cat incident" on a paddle steamer sailing from London to New york in the late 1800's.

Sue and I keep an eye out for lucky pennies. The other day Sue found one while waiting in the security line at San Francisco Airport. Next moment she was pulled from the line and had to go into one of those 'full-body' x-ray machines. Not so lucky. I saw no lucky pennies on my route today, but I did get my new computer up and running. Computer Wizard PJ came over and did the required surgery. There are still a few hiccups but overall it was a smooth transfer. Now that's lucky.

Ice Cream Quest 47

The challenge is to try all 47 flavours at Mackay's ice cream store before midnight December 31st.

Today's flavour #17: Grape

Quote of the Day

"There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval."

George Santayana

Black Cat

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