Monday, 23 July 2012

I did it!!!!!!!

Well folks, the Tely 10 is scratched from my bucket list! 

Yes, you read it right......I finished the Tely 10 road race!!!  I walked the 10 miles in 2:32:47.......not bad for  an old gal on her first try......ha ha!

This was Rana's second year to run the Tely.  She finished in 1:39:41.   She was a little disappointed in her time, but was afraid to push too hard in the heat.  It is very important to know your own limits and respect them, especially in high temperatures.   

It was so hot.  The race started at 8:00 am sharp, with 3560 runners and walkers registered.  The crowd was amazing.  The organizers did a phenomenal job.  I can't imagine managing that number of people, but the organizers moved literally thousands of people from all over the city into the "Start Area" in Paradise without skipping a beat.  The finish line was in Bannerman Park, right in the heart of old St. John's.  Wow.................Congratulations to all the organizers and volunteers------Awesome job!

Here are a few pictures of the Tely..............

Rana & Mark, just after she finished

Rana & Roger, just after her finish

Rana & I, just after I finished

Part of our reward...ha ha--Chocolate Raspberry cake....and some great, chilled white wine 

We had a fabulous weekend. 
We also went to the market on Saturday morning, so that's two things I scratched from my summer bucket list over the weekend.

Have a great week, everyone.


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  2. Congratulations! It looks like it was a lovely day for the Tely, and I haven't even been brave enough to add it to a to-do list, so you did great!

  3. Congratulations! Might I add that neither you, or Rana, look like you had a hard time. You look entirely too good! Pffffft... that's darn depressing to someone that sweats like I do.

  4. Congrats! That run looks darn hard! I like the reward though...cake and wine. :-)

  5. You did such a great job! :)

  6. Well done you two, especially in that heat.

  7. Thanks to you all!!

  8. Congrats. on completing the Tely. I was on the sidelines this year, watching and cheering. I did it twice before, 10 years ago when I was 47 (with a broken wrist) and five years ago. I hope I can do it again somet time. My walking buddy had a wedding on Saturday night so had gift opening on Sunday. We do it together so maybe next year. We are both retired now. It feels good crossing the finish line, doesn't it! Exciting!!

    BTW, where did you get the cake .. it looks so good! Did you make it or buy it in St. John's? That's where I live and I'd love to buy one, if I could.
    Thanks. Barb

  9. Hey Barb

    Thanks for stopping by.

    The cake was purchased at Sobey's on Torbay Rd (right up next to the old Piper's). It was a beautiful cake, very moist....and those raspberries!!!) ha ha