Monday, September 13, 2010

8k, beginning my Taper

Ran 8 k (5 miles) @ 7:26/k (11:54/mile) pace.  This week is week one of a taper from the longer distances, and introducing more rest before my race on Sept 25.  Thanks for your funny comments and welcome to all the new followers.  Sometimes it's not obvious with Google or Blogger what your blog is - definitely drop me an email at andrew(at)andrewopala(dot)ca.  I'll follow you back.

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Weekend trip to Kingston for the baptism of my great niece:


My nephew and his family worked their buns off to organize hotels, meals, and entertainment for at least 40 rowdy Torontonians.  My brother-in-law and me sort of got lost at an Irish Pub and didn't make some of the other scheduled events - we felt bad about that.


The baptism on Sunday was a joyous occasion.  And more eating and drinking followed ... and then I got the honors driving back to Toronto (3 hours looking in to the Sun)!  

12 comments:

WannabeRunner said...

Congrats on the baptism :)

The Green Girl said...

Enjoy the taper week!

Emz said...

YAY on the baptism. Love special days.

I'm tapering along with you. NOt totally "enjoying" it but...... ;)

Adrienne said...

Quality time with family is always great! Sounds like you enjoyed yourself.

Canadian runner said...

Did you stop in at the big apple and get some apple pie??? They are delish there!!

Raegun said...

You saw the Big Apple!? Ok...let's not get jealous now. Sounds like a fantastic weekend. What race are you training for?

Kiesha said...

"Lost" at a pub...Haha! Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend!

Karen R said...

Good luck on Sept. 25!

Trip to Kingston looks nice. But a 3 hour drive and then in the sun? No thanks :)

Zaneta said...

providing that i'm allowed to run my half... we'll be running on the same day! :D woohoo! I just now realized that lol... enjoy your taper! :)

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Sounds like a joyous occasion! Congrats!!!

Claudia said...

hope you had a great time at the baptism.
Love Kingston, such a nice little town.

Adam said...

So, it said that the population of kingston was 117000. How many people is that in the English scale? I'm sure there is a metric conversion, right?