Monday, 8 September 2014


One of the things that I love most about running is how it gives me the chance to set and achieve measurable goals.  Unlike the laundry, it is something that I know I can complete 100 percent.  There is something so satisfying about starting out with a new training plan, then slowly chipping away at it.  Day by day, run by run, a small goal met with the finish of each workout, a small goal that leads to gradual improvement, that leads to a race that is (ideally) the accomplishment of the big kahuna goal.

On Saturday morning I did this:

My goal?  Twenty miles, strong, 9:15ish overall pace, negative split.  I pulled it off.  Twenty miles done in 3:04:58, 9:15 pace, huge negative split.

Our second goal for Saturday was to bring in $500 towards our team's fundraising for The Sears Great Canadian Run.  We were truly humbled by the generosity of the people who came out to the first Cooper's Troopers Charity BBQ.  Our first sale was to a gentleman who paid $5 for a hot dog that we told him was $2.  He didn't want the hot dog, he brought it over to his truck and fed it to his dog.  The day continued in a similar fashion.  Kind, generous, and selfless people, handing us far more money then they owed for their meal, and then telling us to keep the change.  One family said they were not planning on stopping, until they heard that we were raising money for Sick Kids.  A young man who bought lunch because his niece is receiving treatment at Sick Kids.  We have learned so much, we have heard so many stories of lives changed, and saved because of the care provided at Sick Kids.

In 3 hours, and through the contributions of so many generous people we raised $501.10.  We met our goal for the day, and we surpassed our overall fundraising goal!

Race day is in less then 2 weeks!  Want to help us blow our fundraising goal out of the water?  Click here to donate to our team today!  Time is running out.

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