Pearl & Viking
Today was another busy day for us. Todd and I met his father for breakfast this morning (gosh its my lucky weekend, breakfast out two days in a row!) before heading out to get hay for Todd's Mom's horses. She's had them for a few years but I never went to meet them. The horses have recently been moved to a small hobby farm closer to our place so I went along for the drive.
L to R : Vincent (Jason's BIL), Jason holding Logan, Richard, and Me
At the park before heading up tot he start line
Lookin' all sassy in me kilt!
Later in the afternoon we drove out to Perth, Ontario where at 6PM I'd be running in the 2nd Annual Perth Kilt Run at 6PM. Also running the race were my buddies from Taekwon-Do Jason (new Daddy!) and Richard.Despite it being a 6PM gun time it was still 30c at that time. Oh my goodness too hot for a good pace! I had decided to take my time with this run and if necessary to do it at a 5:1 run walk interval. I made it to the 3.5K mark before I broke down and started my interval timer. Then at the 6K mark, as luck would have it I got a wicked cramp! So I started walking until it felt better and running/walking depending on how I felt. I finished the 8K race in 63 minutes, better than I thought I had but my pace really did suffer today. It was a really hard race with a lot of elevation changes, especially when we ran through the golf course!
Waiting for the staring gun (sounded more like a cannon!)
Piper on the Green as we wound our way though the (hilly) golf course
The finish line (which was the start line too!)
Perth is a gorgeous town and I'll have to make an effort to get back with my camera and capture it for you! Here are a few shots I did get with my point and shoot camera
Fountain inside the Code Mill
Also inside the Code Mill
The Tay River flowing through the park across from the Code Mill
A statute of local horse jumping legend Ian Miller on his Horse Big Ben