Well, the start of 500 miles has begun.
Sunday morning started out with a good sleep ( i know what did we need a good sleep for it was only 5k), but it does help in the overall of having good sleeps. As a usually morning, I got up, made coffee for us and then we set our way to getting dressed warmly and trying to decide exactly what we needed. When Ivana get cold, she stays cold all day so we had to make sure that she had enough to keep warm.
We packed our extra bag for after, made a thermos of tea for after, warmed up the car and headed out, after stopping at Timmies for little breakie and coffee. By the way, I love my coffee. Hook up the IV and let it run all day longgg.
Make sure our Road ID's are on (Get one of these. I can't say how much they do work)
The drive to Burlington was actually good. It was suppose to be snowing but it held off until the end of the 5K but the drive home was a lot slower as coming back into Toronto, the snow had started but it was a little slushy.
We arrived at the site, Ivana put on the rest of her warm clothing while I went into registration to pick up our timing chip. VRPro Events had set up with Cedar Springs Health Racquets and Sportclub with having an indoor place to keep warm before the race started and afterwards. There were a lot of couples tied together with the ribbon and it was nice to see that people do this together as well as the singles out there attempting to place first or even first in AG.
The race started the countdown and then we were off. We started off jogging for a while and then moved to a power walk and back and forth with the jog and power walking. We did two loops to make up the 5K. Nothing interesting happened but Ivana and I had fun. The 715 Mohawk Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron we on hand for volunteers around the course cheering and at the water stations. After the race, the Air Cadets were walking around in the Sportclub with trays of pizza for everyone.
When we crossed the finish line, we were given a medal each as you can see in the shape of a heart, fitting for Valentine's, but also fitting for Damaged Hearts In Motion as starting this campaign off for raising funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
VR Pro puts on a lot of 5 and 10K events throughout the year. If anyone wants info on their races, just click on their name and follow the link.
Cedar Springs Health Racquets and Sportclub
715 Mohawk Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
Damaged Hearts In Motion Donation Page
Continued training started on Monday, the Chilly Half Marathon is next on March 2nd unless I can find a 10k to squeeze in somewhere, then April will be the big one in New Orleans for Ironman 70.3.
If a Corporation or business is wanting to have their logo on all my gear, please get in contact with me and I am not looking for money for me, just a donation for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
3.1 miles down
496.9 miles to go