The Dark Tower

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Next Quest:

CalgaryTower Quest 802

  • Climb the Calgary Tower (802 steps): April 16th 2011
  • Climbs in 5 hrs (target): 20
  • Climbs in 5 hrs (actual):

It's been 2 1/2 months since I finished Marathon Quest 250 on December 31st 2010 and the honeymoon is over. It's time to get off the couch and make plans for 2011. Firstly, I'll be doing a weekly blog. Every Monday, rain or shine, I'll be giving my view on world events, status of my Quests and animal jokes. My plan is to continue fundraising for Right To Play and earn some money (Sue says!).

The following Quests are planned for 2011:

Calgary Tower Quest 802: This is a "Climb for the Wilderness" and I fully support the wilderness. The objective is to climb the Calgary Tower (802 steps) as many times as possible in 5 hrs. It takes place Saturday April 16th from 8.30am to 1.30pm. See you there.

I started training last Saturday by running up and down a set of 84 steps for an hour. It hurt.

Comrades Quest 89: The Comrades Marathon is an 89km ultra run in South Africa, on May 29th. The race is from the coastal city of Durban to the inland city of Pietermaritzburg. It's an up hill run so Calgary Tower Quest 802 will be great training.

TQ37: ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? This Quest is top secret and the main fundraiser in 2011. However, this fundraiser will not stay top secret as that would not be a very good fundraiser. More details later.

Book Quest 80,000: "M is for Marathon" is on it's way. I'm targeting 4,000 words a week and so far I've written 15,590. They'll all very good words but I may have to work on the order.

As for earning money, I've signed up for "Speaker Spotlight", a speakers agency. If you need a speaker or someone to turn up at your birthday party, I'm your man. I also do "Run-o-Grams". Check out the link below.

Martin Parnell: Inspirational Endurance Racer

So now it's time for the animal joke.

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

Q: Who is the bees favorite singer?
A: Sting!

Quote of the Day

"When all else fails, start running"

Dean Karnazes

The Dark Tower: A place of pain and suffering

Calgary Tower

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