New Year’s Revolution 5 hour run.7 am comes pretty early on New Year’s Day, but my wife and I were up and going. She had to go into work for a couple of hours and I had to check in for the race sometime between 7 and 8 am. The race was the New Year’s Revolution at the Olympic Oval. Basically the format was pretty cool. The Oval has a 442 meter track. They started us off at 8am, and we could run as much or as little as we wanted in a 5 hour period. 48 laps was a half marathon… double that for a full. The person with the most laps at 1pm was the winner. My goal was to complete a half.
When I got there it was pretty empty, but it wasn’t long before I was found by Susette from You’ll Always Have My Heart. I now know why Bloggers love to meet up with each other, it’s great when you can put a real person and a voice with the blog. I was also introduced to another blogger (one of the few male bloggers out there… Josh from Fat2Phat).
Don't let the smile fool you... Life is suckin' at that moment.
My plan was to run all 5 hours, just to see how many laps I could do, but that plan changed pretty quickly when the problems started. I did push onward and was able to complete my 48th lap at 3 hours 11 minutes. After that, I grabbed my medal and stayed just long enough to say goodbye to Susette and Josh, and to try to take their picture… for some reason it just didn’t work… Me and technology… not a good combo.So, it was fun. And I did meet my initial goal, but in the end, it just wasn’t one of my better races.