Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Oh Canada



Yes, I'm finally going to visit the planet Canada, home to my favorite boss, the Running Blogfather, the Pink Chick, Adeel, and others too numerous to mention! You know who you are. Anyway, as the people in my office said, "Canada: America's biggest state!" (THEY WERE KIDDING! Stop throwing things.)

I'm excited. I'd be more excited if I wasn't going to Toronto for work, and even more excited if I didn't have to wake up at 4 a.m. to get myself to the airport by 4:30 to get on the plane by 6 a.m., to get to the city by 8 a.m. in order to get to my first class—video editing, watch out—by 9 a.m.! CAN SHE DO IT??

My life is so outta control.

I just got home from a rockin' concert at the National Cathedral. Yep, our bishop (John Chane) is a rocker, hosting Graham Nash, David Crosby, John "Still the One" Hall (now a congressman!?!), Jackson "Running on Empty" Browne, Emily (Indigo Girls) Saliers, Keb Mo', and Krishna Das. Fantastic night. Think peace, people.

And just two days ago, I was running around the Cathedral like a chicken with its head cut off. Picture this: Saturday, 10 a.m., 6-mile run just to get me back in the saddle. After that, I remembered (after I forgot) that I had promised a friend to run a 4K "fun run" at noon to raise money for a local school on the Cathedral grounds. So off I went. But someone forgot to tell me that the National Cathedral is on a hill. Like the highest hill in the city. $@#!%^&!!

But I brought it on home, and I wasn't last. I chased several boys (some things never change) away as I came up behind and said "Don't let an old lady pass you!" That never fails to get 'em going.

7.5(ish) miles. Booyah!

(See how this post all fits together? Cathedral? Running? Canada?)

To my northern friends, I leave you:

14 comments:

LBTEPA said...

I thought it was going to be Weird Al Yankovic's "Canadian Idiot"! (HILARIOUS)
I loved Canada - we went to Vancouver/Jasper/Banff in midwinter - beautiful people, gorgous scenery :)
Your running makes me very hopeful AND impressed.

Susan said...

You rock!

Enjoy your time away - somehow!

21stCenturyMom said...

That concert you went to sounds like the bomb! I am sooooo jealous. First it was Richard Thompson and now all of my other favorite artists. Lucky you!

Good job on the running!

21stCenturyMom said...

ps - take somem sort of pillow with you for the flight so you can at least nod off if not sleep.

David said...

I hope the "stuff" David Crosby gave you to take to Canada doesn't raise the interest of the border guards, Dudley Doorite or any other police agencies.

Bex said...

I'm jealous - I want to go to ONA too! Have fun in Toronto - eat lots of good food for me. Great 7.5 mile run, by the way.

Laufenweg said...

what a wonderful life you lead! enjoy "CANADIA!"

Just12Finish said...

Don't forget to bookend that 4AM wakeup with a late night last call on the town. Works like a charm!

jeanne said...

lptepa: well i SERIOUSLY considered putting up a canadian smackdown piece, but ya know, I'm trying to be sensitive!

laufenweg: oh yes,just a laugh a minute!

david: the candian border police are so nice! i smuggled in an apple. don't tell.

Phoenix said...

Have a blast! Your running is rocking it!

Bob said...

Have fun eh. And remember, Blame Canada!

WannaBe5Ker said...

Bon voyage, enjoy!!!!!!

Running Jayhawk said...

Enjoy the cannucks!

peter said...

I think it's O Canada, eh?