More importantly though, I'll be in full cheer mode! So many people I "know" and I know are running this weekend. It is Rebecca's first 10 km ever (she's running in Ottawa) and as long as the weather cooperates, I know she'll have a great time! Still in Ottawa, but racing on Sunday, the always enthusiastic Suz is running the half and will be trying to beat her brother to the finish line. Best of luck to you too Mark, I hope you have a great run - but sorry, I'll be hoping your sister edges you out.
|I'm on team Suz|
|green juice will give you wings|
Both Jordan and his dad will be running the marathon as well. I think Randy is shooting for a more enjoyable marathon than last year (he had some bad foot pain at this time last year) and I know his training is on track - so hopefully he'll have a great race. That way he can come visit us and feel even better about attacking another plate of poutine.
|poutine with 3 meats...a little scary|
Jordan is, of course, hoping for better weather than Boston. He's now been training for 5 months (with a really supported long run on Patriot's day) with the hopes of breaking that marathon PR he set last year in Ottawa. Maybe this will be third time lucky? Hopefully the weather cooperates and he'll get it done!
|probably best to beat them both|
And two time zones away - Leigh will be lining up to run an awesome Calgary half-marathon. Believe in yourself Leigh - you can definitely put down a great time on Sunday.
My sister will also be running in Calgary - her first half since Zoey added so much extra joy (and poop) to her life. She's been working hard to get back into running shape and has been leading a training group as well. Good luck Heather! Zoey will be waiting for you at the finish line ready to give you proud snuggles! I wish I could come cheer you on. Next year we need to find something to run together :)
|easier to run without the stroller!|
Phew - did I miss anybody? Yes! Sean! Good luck to you on Saturday Sean Huge. Make it huuuge and enjoy your first Ottawa Race Weekend! Maybe you'll leave knowing why we always insist on having Ottawa on our race calendars every year.
If I didn't mention you and I know you're racing - I'm very sorry! I think you can maybe understand how hard it is to keep track of people this weekend. I hope everyone has a great race - I can't wait to cheer you on both virtually and right next to you as well.
Edit: I knew I'd forget someone. For some reason I thought my sister in law was siting this one out. But NO! She'll be running the Calgary half as well. Good luck Kirsten! I'm so sorry I forgot you. Enjoy the new route and have a lot of fun!
|everything tastes better when you double fist your drinks|