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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby Darth Tater » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:26 am

Wingfoot wrote:
Darth Tater wrote:Day 150 of my streak.


Impressive.


Thanks man!
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby Gourou » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:50 am

Darth Tater wrote:
Trail Child Carrie wrote:For Gourou:

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:lol: Dang, Carrie beat me to it Steve! Congrats on the successful procedure!


Thanks Carrie and Chris :)

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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby Gourou » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:52 am

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Gourou wrote:The surgery was successfull!

I went for my post-op appointment this morning and I have 20/20 vision in both eyes. Optometrist said they don't see this very often :)

I should have done this waaayyyyy sooner..This is AWESOME! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

P.S: Chris I think this deserves some dancing bananas! :) lol


Congratulations! I'm trying to get up the nerve to do this!


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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:06 pm

Steve, great news!!

You can certainly feel the Olympic buzz here. Flags are flying and everyone seems to be wearing some type of RED and WHITE. I have to admit it's pretty cool.

No run for me today as our LSD has been changed to tomorrow rather than Sunday so I'm giving my legs a rest after last night's training (which ROCKED).
Tomorrow is a 10 miler with the last 3 miles to be run at 1/2 marathon race pace. Should be fun.
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby RA. » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:09 pm

I was watching the Olympic coverage when I was at the gym at lunch. Who was the elderly guy carrying the torch on the zamboni? I couldn't hear the TV well as The View was on the other TV. I just heard he was 92 and was important in "this community". Not sure if they were referring to Vancouver or the sporting community. He looked happy!

I did 30 minutes of strength work.
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby klc » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:10 pm

justme wrote:
Gourou wrote:The surgery was successfull!

I went for my post-op appointment this morning and I have 20/20 vision in both eyes. Optometrist said they don't see this very often :)

I should have done this waaayyyyy sooner..This is AWESOME! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

P.S: Chris I think this deserves some dancing bananas! :) lol


Congratulations! I'm trying to get up the nerve to do this!


Do it Sandra! I just recently celebrated 10 years glasses free and it is so worth it. i almost can't remember what it felt like to wear glasses!

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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby bruyere » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:17 pm

Dr. S wrote:Things should be exciting in Vancouver today! Are some maniacs going to the opening Ceremony?

I'm watching it at one of the LiveCity locations!

My Vancouver morning:

It was fate, perhaps... I did a bit of yoga, then eventually left home, missing my bus to the Seabus. But just as I was walking down, giving up and figuring I'd be on the next one, 15 mins later, a bus came by, so I made the Seabus with 20 seconds to spare. I was walking to work, and had decided to go up to the Tim Horton's on Dunsmuir, when I saw "stuff" going on, and it turns out, I'd run into the torch relay. Then I bumped into someone from work, and we got moved off the road and stuck in a spot, and the torch flame was exchanged RIGHT in front of us. I got some great video. :D

Working for a while today. Hardly anyone is here. Then off to meet folks... and enjoy the buzz.
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby RA. » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:18 pm

bruyere wrote:
Dr. S wrote:Things should be exciting in Vancouver today! Are some maniacs going to the opening Ceremony?

I'm watching it at one of the LiveCity locations!

My Vancouver morning:

It was fate, perhaps... I did a bit of yoga, then eventually left home, missing my bus to the Seabus. But just as I was walking down, giving up and figuring I'd be on the next one, 15 mins later, a bus came by, so I made the Seabus with 20 seconds to spare. I was walking to work, and had decided to go up to the Tim Horton's on Dunsmuir, when I saw "stuff" going on, and it turns out, I'd run into the torch relay. Then I bumped into someone from work, and we got moved off the road and stuck in a spot, and the torch flame was exchanged RIGHT in front of us. I got some great video. :D

Working for a while today. Hardly anyone is here. Then off to meet folks... and enjoy the buzz.
I was looking for you when it was going down (up?) Burrard! I didn't see you.
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby bruyere » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:20 pm

RA wrote:
bruyere wrote:
Dr. S wrote:Things should be exciting in Vancouver today! Are some maniacs going to the opening Ceremony?

I'm watching it at one of the LiveCity locations!

My Vancouver morning:

It was fate, perhaps... I did a bit of yoga, then eventually left home, missing my bus to the Seabus. But just as I was walking down, giving up and figuring I'd be on the next one, 15 mins later, a bus came by, so I made the Seabus with 20 seconds to spare. I was walking to work, and had decided to go up to the Tim Horton's on Dunsmuir, when I saw "stuff" going on, and it turns out, I'd run into the torch relay. Then I bumped into someone from work, and we got moved off the road and stuck in a spot, and the torch flame was exchanged RIGHT in front of us. I got some great video. :D

Working for a while today. Hardly anyone is here. Then off to meet folks... and enjoy the buzz.
I was looking for you when it was going down (up?) Burrard! I didn't see you.

LOL. I was on Pender. :)
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby RA. » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:21 pm

Now that I look at a map, Burrard isn't near your work. I got my streets mixed up.
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby bruyere » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:26 pm

RA wrote:Now that I look at a map, Burrard isn't near your work. I got my streets mixed up.

It's not far. I met it at Richards and Pender, I think it was (wasn't really paying attention).
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby bruyere » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:27 pm

Oh, and about that running thing...

It didn't happen last night, because I decided to wait out the Seabus closure by going for a drink and a bite with my coworker. :) Then I just did my housework and stuff. Was going to run this morning, but I did some yoga instead. I'll be on the trails for 4 or 5 hours tomorrow, so I figure it doesn't really matter.
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby getfit » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:29 pm

bruyere wrote:the torch flame was exchanged RIGHT in front of us. I got some great video. :D


That is so cool !!!

No running for me today, I have a sore foot, I think it is my metatarsal (sp?). I am bummed because my running has been going really well lately. I have been icing it and trying to stay off my feet, but that's really difficult. Now I'm going to go and make a birthday cake for my daughter. She's coming home from university for the weekend and we're celebrating her 19th birthday, can't wait :D
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby BaldGuy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:33 pm

I ran this morning for the first time since my streak ended in ... October. Looking forward to running again tomorrow.
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby klc » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:38 pm

BaldGuy wrote:I ran this morning for the first time since my streak ended in ... October. Looking forward to running again tomorrow.


YEAH!! :D

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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby ultraslacker » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:42 pm

BaldGuy wrote:I ran this morning for the first time since my streak ended in ... October. Looking forward to running again tomorrow.


yay!! welcome back. :)
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby ultraslacker » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:42 pm

I was going to run today and rest tomorrow, but I've decided to switch it because I'm feeling lazy today. :)

Instead, off to the RMT and then shopping and errands. :)
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby VeloCarrie » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:55 pm

Darth Tater wrote:14.54 km run to work this morning in 1:32:04 (6:19 min/km). Day 150 of my streak. 8)

Holy cr@p!

You deserve your own bananas . . .

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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby VeloCarrie » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:56 pm

BaldGuy wrote:I ran this morning for the first time since my streak ended in ... October. Looking forward to running again tomorrow.

Awesome!

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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby BaldGuy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:58 pm

Trail Child Carrie wrote:
BaldGuy wrote:I ran this morning for the first time since my streak ended in ... October. Looking forward to running again tomorrow.

Awesome!

Bananas for BaldGuy:

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I'm touched. Especially coming from the incredible Carrie herself. :)
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby cavia porcellus » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:02 pm

7km done around lunchtime today. Now I'm getting in a fast sit'n'go before I head off for my shift this afternoon.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby b_squared » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:44 pm

a nice 8k done at lunch.
Have a great weekend.

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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby Hammie » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:51 pm

Jsmitty - a very tough thing you did (but sounds like the right thing). You might not be understood by the people involved, but good for you.

Gourou - Yay! Congrats. My sister also says it was the best thing she ever did.

Oh, and the running thing... rest day for me. I am aching from my core class last night.
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby Darth Tater » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:44 pm

Trail Child Carrie wrote:
Darth Tater wrote:14.54 km run to work this morning in 1:32:04 (6:19 min/km). Day 150 of my streak. 8)

Holy cr@p!

You deserve your own bananas . . .

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Thanks Carrie!
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Re: Vancouver Friday

Postby daddy_runner » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:12 pm

BaldGuy wrote:I ran this morning for the first time since my streak ended in ... October. Looking forward to running again tomorrow.


Woot! Way to get back on the horse! :dance:
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