Monthly Archives: April 2017

MEC Race Series: April (5km #4)

This month I was ready… I had done a few more training runs in the weeks since my last race.  I was pumped to be running.  Again, not sure of today’s  early morning start (I’m so not a morning person)…but luckily I stayed over in Toronto so the drive wasn’t too far from Josefina’s house.  Josefina had also been doing a lot of running…so when we started this race…we started with a faster pace…I stuck with her to just before the 1km marker, then couldn’t keep up with that pace.  I was so surprised when my tracker announced in my ear that my pace for the 1st km was 7:32 (that’s the fastest I’ve been in awhile…)

The really cool thing about this race… is I had a guy that I was able to keep pace with.  We basically played leap frog a bunch of times over the course of the race.  He’d be ahead…I’d pass him, then he’d pass me…and we’d go on that way forever.  Thing I learned today that running with another person…can help you maintain a consistent pace (this guy was so consistent).  I was more of a super fast–then have to recover and slow it down for a bit—super fast… kind of person. I need to work on my endurance before picking up the pace.  I was stoked to finish this race..but I missed my PR by 25 seconds… there’s always next race to beat that time!

Next Month: Toronto Marathon–doing the 5km while my friend Keenan does the marathon!

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2017 quest…13 Races in 2017… (1per month and 2 in September) a baker’s dozen:

 

 

A Toronto Raptors Game

This year for my friends son I gave him a ticket to go see the Toronto Raptors play for his 8th Birthday.  Last night it was time for us to head downtown Toronto to the Air Canada Centre to see the game.  Our trip started off taking the bus, and then the subway to Union Station.  We got to the ACC really early…but it was nice not to have to battle the lines of people! We got some snacks and played a few games.  L got a basket on his first try! The game began…lots of music, excitement and dancers.  L sat for most of the game…just LOOKING and taking it all in, not saying much to me.  At one point I wondered if he was really having a blast.  (but the next day my friends assured me he just took it all in and told them how much fun it was!) 

It was a close game…but in the end the Raptors pulled out a win! Even though basketball isn’t really my sport…it was pretty awesome to be a part of the crowd at this game.

And because the Raptors got over 100 points in their game… every ticket was able to get a free slice of pepperoni pizza at Pizza Pizza the next day!

This face told me all I needed to know that he enjoyed his time at the game.  Oh and that ball he is holding… he “caught” it with help from 2 guys that saw it was his first game and yelled at the Cheer/Squad to send L’s way… there are some good people in this world! 

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