Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Winnipeg Folk Festival

We're off to the annual 4 day Winnipeg Folk Festival tomorrow.  Jen and I have been volunteering there for about 20 years (me, about 30 years).  This year I'm on the coveted schlepper crew which, as the name suggests, I schlep things hitherto and back again (apropos for a runner except for the fact I'll be driving an atv).  Apparently I'll be kept hopping busy for my three shifts.  In preparation for the weekend I've skipped my two rest days and completed my long run on Tuesday rather than this coming Sunday.  On the good side, I'm two days ahead of my training schedule and I have my long run in the bank.  On the not so good side, I've had one day off in the last 9 days!  Yup, ready for a break.  We decide years ago not to camp at the festival... there's camping and there's the festival and never the two shall mix!  I might manage to squeeze a blog post and some pictures in between now and Sunday, but if not you'll know why.
A friend sent some information on Trail Running Manitoba.  This is the first year they've introduced something called Try A Trail.  It looks like a lot of fun so spread the word.  I plan to attend one or two in later August so let me know if you're interested and we can hook up.
Also, a desperate plea for some running company.  I'm solo training for the Twin City Marathon and I'm starting to get a little punchy with boredom, especially the long runs.  Let me know if you're wanting to join me if even for a portion of the run.  I run five days a week with Monday and Friday off.  Drop me a line if you're available... I tell jokes, all bad.  If I don't hear from someone soon I'll have to post an ad in the classifieds,  "wanted... lonely middle aged male runner.. Brad Pitt look-a-like,  looking for platonic running relationship... no string attached... seeks same...serious inquiries only" .
;>) later,  M

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