Manimal

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #033
  • Date: Wednesday March 3rd  2010
  • Course: Cochrane West Point marathon
  • Run time: 8hr 8min 40sec 
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 108 BPM
  • Temperature C: -7C
  • Distance covered to date: 1392.6km (864.6m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
  • Total number of runners: 2

Another good-looking day and a 7.30am start, with a beautiful sunrise. The lonesome goose did it's dawn patrol just after 8.00am. A couple of laps up and down the river, then off to where lonesome geese go. Mid-morning I was joined by Walker Lois. She lives just down the road from me and has been in her present residence for about a year. She said that she had read about me and thought that my marathon target was too aggresive as I wasn't a "spring chicken".........ok. After that, I thought I should have told her that, at my age, I couldn't remember the marathon I did the day before, so every marathon seemed like the first. Later on, I was joined by CBC Radio Reporter Judy and we had a good old chat. My friend Andrew joined me towards the end of the day. He's been injured and is now getting back to running.

Yesterday, I received a somewhat disturbing email. It was from Dr. Randolph Randolph (see Feb blogs: Dr Randolph Randolph, Pushmi-Pullyu and Burning down the house) who is now operating from a research facility in the Himilayas, just north of Katmandu. It said "My Dear Martin, I have been following your progress closely and feel that all the advice you've been getting on your injury is nonsense. You know in your heart that there is only one solution: muscle-splicing. After extensive investigation there is only one animal that meets your needs and you've probably guessed which it is. Yes, the Llama. I will send you a two page pdf. of instructions. Take this to any qualified doctor, veterinarian or seamstress. My friends in Cochrane will continue to keep me informed of your progress. Yours in perpetuity, Dr. RR". Very strange!

Llama Facts (This is no Joke)

Llamas only have teeth on the front bottom. The top is a soft, rubbery palate. They do have molars on the top and bottom in the back, to chew their food.

Research Assistant Level II Karen

Quote of the Day

"Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right."

Henry Ford

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