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Vancouver Sun Run – 11 more weeks!

Wow – only 11 weeks until the Sun Run.

I’m currently following the “LearnToRun10K Program” – a 13 week program that work colleague gave me.

I just started Week 3 where I start to run for 3 mins and walk 2 mins today!

I had to recheck the program after my workout because I was a little worried that I might be a couple of weeks behind but it looks like I am exactly where I should be!! 🙂

 

 

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Introducing Axe Zander

Axe Zander - My Trek 1200 Road Bike

Earlier this week I made a trip out to Pitt Meadows thanks to the awesome CYV (who drove me there after work)… and bought my Trek 1200, affectionately called Axe Zander.

It’s a 3rd hand bike, in mint condition, that came at a very sweet deal (so it was worth the crazy drive). The seller also threw in a free helmet – such a sweet guy!

I wanted to name it as soon as I got it so as CYV and I drank our wine in a random Joey’s in Burnaby we decided my bike fit a rugged male, roughly 34 years old, who drinks beer, likes snowboarding and is a Canucks fan profile and aptly named him Axe Zander.

What a relief to find my bike for the Ride to Conquer Cancer! I felt a huge weight lift off me as I crossed that task off my “to do” list.

Now I can start scheduling rides with my team mates (and friends)!!

Fire in my belly – Past and Present Vancouver Sun Run Results

Vancouver Sun Run

I really believe that sometimes the best way to get seriously motivated and really start up a fire in your belly is to throw in a dash or two of healthy competition.

I recently accepted my friend CYV’s challenge to finish this year’s Sun Run in an hour. He really is the best training buddy one could wish for and suggested I look at my past results to check what time I finished at (because knowledge is power of course).

Today I decided to do some digging…. and I’m a little petrified fired up by what I found!  

The last time I took part in the Sun Run was 2009 when I was probably the unhealthiest and most unfit I have EVER been in all my life. (I HATE looking at photos from back then!) I finished last in my group (which didn’t faze me at the time but does now) at 1 hour & 47 mins. Nearly 2 hours to finish a 10 k run! My team’s score (average time) was 55 mins. The women’s average time (not including myself) was 1 hour & 9 mins.  

My current company came in 2nd place in our division last year – so obviously we are vying for 1st place this year (NO PRESSURE on NOT dragging the team behind… nope, none at all).

The team’s score (average time) was 46 mins. The women’s average time was 1 hour & 7 mins.  

Gulp! I know I am WAY healthier now but I have a lot of work to do!

January 25 2012 Stats

A quick (starter) update on where I am:

Days Until Ride to Conquer Cancer – 143 days

My Personal Page

Amount Raised so far – $450 (Goal $2,500)

Days Until Vancouver Sun Run 2012 – 80 days

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