On Saturday, September 28th I ran the 10k event of the 2013 Saskatoon Mogathon in 55:10 which is over 5 minutes faster than at my previous 10k event in May.
(turn up the speakers : )
Frightened Rabbit - Holy
The Black Crowes - I Ain''t Hiding
On May 26th I ran the 10k event of the 2013 Saskatchewan Marathon in 1:00:31, finishing 543rd of 1097 runners that finished the race.
Last fall I started running and decided to challenge myself by aiming to compete in a 10k event at the end of this May.
I know that this is two months later than usual, but better late than never : )
On October 27th, 2012 I married my beautiful wife Tressa (nee Kirstein) in Saskatoon with friends and family on hand.
Well, it has been a long time since I wrote a blog entry, because of two very big events that have taken place. Full details on these to follow.
I was married to Tressa Danchilla (nee Kirstein) on October 27th, 2012. And we bought a house, moved in mid-December, and have done a few renovations
With Tressa and I's wedding only a few days away, there is a lot of last minute stuff that needs to be done and a lot of attached stressers. One of the nice tension reliefs I've recently found is jogging.
A few months ago we started a "couch to 5k" program with our friends Nick and Kendra. Each successive run builds upon the previous and becomes a little tougher. I am happy to report that I am on the last week of the program and am up to being able to run 30 minutes and around 4.5 km at once. My short term goal is to improve my pace to 5k within the 30 minutes. My long term goal is to run a 10k event in May.
I didn't realize how much of a total body workout running is. I feel much better from it. The only downside is how tough it can be on my joints especially my ankle which has been badly swollen/sprained since our summer trip to Cuba. After the wedding I figure I'll let it recouperate a little.
Tressa and I had a nice vacation in Varadero, Cuba and now we are enjoying the summer weather. We are set to tie the knot on October 27th : ) The olympics are providing some exciting sports, my book is done and set to be published at the end of August. We were at a really nice wedding between our friends Scott and Kelsey over the weekend and saw a bunch of long time friends.