Tuesday, April 30, 2013

fuck you cancer !

good gawd!  it's been awhile since i've posted anything.  i can't even really remember what i've been up to.  made a small jaunt to kelowna to see the redhead - forgot to take pictures - DOH!  but had a fantastic time hanging out with him!!!

this shot was from a couple of sundays past - after i got back from out west.  did a lazy 2 hours up k2 and north of 9.   sigh - spring is finally here ...

lots of crossfit last week - maxed my back squat by 10 pounds with a sweet 185!  very pleased with that!  and friday night club - great shot of toni (with an i) holding our little crossfit baby!

the mighty one handed out burpees, so i just HAD to wear my new shirt ...

awesome group!  LOVE friday night club!!

saturday was a big day.  my friend dave - the guy with cancer - had decided to do a 'comeback run' to celebrate full remission after a stem cell transplant last september.  he chose the 25k at pick your poison, so he and tone flew in from the rock and we all met up at horseshoe valley.

here we are at the start ...

i really haven't been doing much serious running over the winter, so i knew i wouldn't be too energetic.  that and i had signed up for a crossfit competition the next day ...      regardless, the first loop went well - about 1:27 i think.  hills felt good and legs were fairly strong - even hit a bit of snow on the ski hill!  about 5k into the second loop i finally caught dave.  he was just being passed by a group of yahoos (morgan, chris, etc) and i had to laugh.  these guys had no clue who they were running with and what his story was.   this guy had WON the haliburton hundred for fuck sakes!  and here he was, pushing his way through perhaps one of the most challenging of all his many many races.   i could see he was struggling, and that he was tired.  i grabbed him and gave him a big hug and said it was about time i caught him.  he was so funny!  he started whining (he called it venting) about being slow, and being tired, and being passed - blah blah blah!  i let the pity party go on for a few minutes and then i yelled at him,  'you could be dead you know!'  ohmygawd - the people around me were horrified!  we both started to laugh!  he said something about not pulling my 'personal trainer bullshit' on him and i told him to quit bitching and just be happy he could run.  we laughed again, hugged again, and finally got back to running!

AND after all the nonsense about being tired - he KICKED my ass on the last downhill!  i couldn't keep up and he had to wait for me at the finish!

we came across the line arm in arm - it was awesome!  time - just over 3 hours.

tone was standing there waiting for us and we got a group shot.

my sexy friend ali - well he only came in SECOND!! 

words can not even begin to describe what i feel for this guy.  so i leave you with this ...