So you may remember that hubbs and I joined Cori in her brilliant fundraising challenge, that was to run a Half-Goofy, sometime between November and the end of January. The requirements were that we run a 10K and a half marathon over 2 consecutive days and send her the proof. Not only we'd help the cause, but we'd even receive a hand crafted medal made by Cori, a set of bibs and a training plan. How awesome was that!
The time went by fast, then Zin got injured and we had to postpone, postpone and postpone again... I even thought of doing the Half-Goofy by myself while we were vacationing at Disney World, but quickly realized that without the road closures of the real event, there was just no way (no sidewalks at the resort). Oh, and definitely no time.
|Ohmigosh ohmigosh, it's almost Half-Goofy time!!|
Oh well, HTFU. Saturday, we warmed up with breakfast and a coffee and we hit the road. 10K, that wasn't going to be that bad we said. And indeed, it was a gorgeous day with bright blue sky (don't ever trust the bright blue sky in winter) and the hour went by in no time. We went on our favorite route to Heart Lake and back, nice and steady. Below are some pictures and the Runkeeper trace.
|A Goofy Journey begins|
|Heart Lake Road|
|This is Countryside|
We didn't even took our cameras out, it was too cold anyway and batteries needed to be spared. A run was being recorded with the phone, this was serious! I think I did the 16K in a bit less than 1h45, hubbs finished 8 minutes ahead of me. We quickly said goodbye to our friends and ran on... Went straight south on Main St to the Police Academy building (that's how I call it since I ran around it a few years ago when I was trying to become a cop), did the same loop around the building and back. We circled the Running Room plaza some more to make it 21.1K, then ... we were done!!! Wow, not even tired. Hahah. Yeah, right. We were tired of course, starving and thirsty. I only ate half a pouch of Honey Stinger chews (shared it with Orville) and half a bottle of water because for over 10K I wrestled with it, trying to suck the water out. It was frozen and of course it wasn't coming out. I ended up tucking the bottle inside my sweater for a while and eventually smartened up and completely removed the cap to drink. Too little, too late... but it got me through it.
And just like that, the Half Goofy was behind us. It was a great adventure and I am so happy and proud to have been part of Cori's virtual team. She had the best idea ever, but what would you expect, she's a smart cookie. Someone said COOKIE?! Nom nom nom.
Darn, I'm hungry. Thank you Cori for the medals and the cute little card and all the dedication that you put into this event. You are the best!