Saturday, April 19, 2014

Short Shadow

Lots of yard work this morning followed by a little " get er done" 10K.  Sun was high in the Sky and my shadow was really short Summer is surely just around the corner.      Hitting the trails with Grant tomorrow....still expecting
allot of snow here and there but then again its a good test run for PYP!

Friday, April 18, 2014

After work run

15k on the treadmill the usual way at the end of my work day today.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It made me laugh!

Created a video with Patrick and Lisa and entered it into a contest at Blue...

http://youtu.be/Wkp8nja9KKo

Now we are in a Peoples Choice Contest" hosted by the Magazine " Snow Board Canada ".   We asked all our friends to vote for us in an attempt to win ...

http://www.sbcresortguide.com/snow-media-showcase-video-showdown


One of Patrick's friends got a kick out of my appearance on the video and emailed Patrick ...

> Subject: Voting Landslide
> To: rosepatrickronaldirwin
> From: 
> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:09:53 +0000

> Firstly, Scotty that scooter poster is hilarious as is the Practice photos. 

> Second, a huge congratulations to Patrick, Ron and Lisa (and of course the Wee Prince) as their video moved forward to the finals after yesterday's online voting. 

> I am sending out a big thanks to everyone who assisted in the voting and in turn forwarding the crew's effort through to the final. The videography and editing was fantastic guys. I received many comments from those I forwarded the voting link to saying how wild the video was. More than one of my contacts said they want to hire Ron to motivate people in their units or at least bottle and sell his positive energy, lol. 

> Patrick please let us know when the next voting is and I will work some magic with my contacts to make sure we get the voters to the link. 

> Congrats again guys, 


Patrick in response wrote back ....

Thanks Stevie for voting for us.  

     Yes Ron 100% needs to be an athletic motivational speaker to inspire people everywhere.  Yes If your looking to train for a marathon and when I say marathon I mean the Boston Marathon. He's your go to man for advice and a training schedule.  He is also the founder of  "The Irwin Racing Ski and Snowboard Team."   On the side I am sure he could throw down a kick ass Satellite Telecommunications course with over 30 years experience.  If that wasn't enough he can amateur / ham radio like boss.  Once and a while I get encrypted emails from him at work in Morse Code for fun. I still have trouble with these on Mondays. 

    With teenagers about, Ron can decipher a heart broken Friday night text message that Stephen hawking would have problems with.  He is the next step of human evolution when it come to the use of technology in every day life.  His blogs West Grey Run and West Grey Skier have a mass following.  For a more personal looking into Ron's life join his youtube channel 178 videos since 2006.  He is also print media at the Owen Sound Library in some running magazine I picked up.  Wow Ron I think I better buy the rights to your biography.

     I forgot he's also a very proud grandpa.  What... he doesn't even look 30.  He may also lay claim to the fountain of youth. It would have to be Creemore and a hot tub.  I have seen him carb load 2 schultz bakery doughnuts in one sitting. His eating habits boggle the dietitians of Canada.  Rumors has it that David Suzuki from the Natures of things is working on a 4 part  documentary on Ron.  Its an in depth study of the anti ageing and distance running. Ron future plans entail opening his very own back country glade skiing on the Irwin estate.   Very impressive and thanks for inspiring us all to live life to its fullest Ron.  We are very lucky to work along side you and watch your life events unfold. 

Patrick 



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fitting One In

12K done after my First Aide Course in  today.   Wanted to run a bit further but my neck was a bit stiff and sore after getting rear ended at a Red Light in Hanover this morning.  There is nothing quite like starting your day with a rather violent bump only to be told by the person that inflicted the pain " I only looked down for a second".   Glad I was in my car and not on foot!!!!!    How someone can miss two cars stopped at a RED Light is beyond my imagination then again it was probably her "96" hard at work!!!!!!   On a positive note it was my first trip ever in an Ambulance...tried to get Sirens and Lights but it was a no go.   The world sure looks different when your strapped onto a backboard with a neck brace ... all voices and and lights but no faces.    Unfortunately I didn't get any  bonus marks at the First Aid Course!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Back to Work

5K@5:30 pace today at lunch. Would have rather been running outside!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

It had it all , well almost!

The only thing missing from todays Run was Sun!  I was either in warm humid air or running in a walk in refrigerator.   Then the Baseline was flooded in 4 spots and  my Gortex Shoes filled with water ...hey it was only another 10K to go to Home!  The the wind picked up and it got dark and there was a sudden torrential downpour!!!   Had my Ron Hill tied off at my waste so I was able to take shelter.  Couldn't decide if I was wet from sweat or perhaps the rain.  Jacket came off after the rain let up then it was so foggy I couldn't see further then a few meters.  I took the same route as yesterday and toyed around with the idea of going another 5-10K but decided nah ,  opted for the Hot Tub and Beers instead!   Logged 17.K at a little faster 7:22 pace.   All and all a very worthwhile outing and the right kind of weekend with PYP looming in 13 days.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Not Quite and LSD

Took it outside today.  Looped up the Baseline then back down the 2nd logging 17.1 Ks at an avg trail 7:30 pace.  Was goign to do some hill repeats in my back yard but there is still too much snow.  Did the up and down logging another 700 meters for a total of 17.8 K today.