Thursday, June 19, 2008

Running, Running and More Running

This past weekend J an I went to his parents camp to celebrate Father's Day weekend. We arrived Thursday night and we were greeted by his recently retired mom. On a side note: I can not wait to retire!! Since D is retired now, she has made the commitment to exercising and staying healthy so she walks/runs every day at least 10,000 steps. Friday was a beautiful morning so I join D on her walk on the highway near camp which gave us some girl time to chit chat. I love chatting with her, she is always cracking me up. After the walk, J and I went to Phillips Diner for breakfast where we enjoyed some great diner food. It was back to camp to relax and enjoy the sun. J's dad arrived homed later that afternoon and told us he wants us to meet this young doctor named Aris that has been filling in at the hospital for the past 2 weeks. Well I was told that he is called "Dr Mc.Steamy" by the woman at the hospital but didn't believe it until I saw with my own two eyes. Yes he was exactly that "Dr. McSteamy"!! Tall dark, great body and young with a Romanian accent oh and a doctor, yep sounds like a good mix to me. I will say this though, somethings are meant to be looked at and he my friends was exactly that. Very nice scenery for the time he stopped by to say Goodbye to Rel .

Saturday arrives and D had told us earlier in the week that she wanted to participate in the 5K run for the St.Lawrence festival so J and I decided to participate too. What a wake up call that was for us!! We were two of the youngest people there and finished in just under 39minutes. That is so sad since we have been going to the gym since November regularly. Not only did we finish with a worst time than expected, we were exhausted!! I was sore until Tuesday. So we decided that we were going to get into running shape and have ran a 5k every day since Tuesday. Well for me it has been only 2 days but I feel good that I can finish the 3.1 miles running when I am at the gym. J is doing really good too and we will continue this until we reach our goals. Mine is run the 3.1 miles in less than 30 minutes, which seems to be an easier goal but I am by no means a runner so it will take me a little bit to get there. J's dad is over 60 and can run the 5k quicker than us, good job Rel!! :) I see in my future a lot of running and I am looking forward to running another 5k competitively and actually finish with a good time.

It takes some hard work and dedication to get up early in the morning and hit the gym before work but the results are amazing. Before you know it, I'll be signing up for marathons... now that is funny!!

1 comment:

Remiman said...

Chipper,
You guys are amazing.

there's a 1/2 marathon in Quebec city on Aug. 24TH? :)

Now that you two are training, We'll have to keep ours up.

Good-job to you both!!!!!!!
rel & D.