Sunday, April 15, 2012

Home sweet home! - Afton

Hey everyone, long time no write!! Well let me tell you Janelle and I had a wicked time in Europe together, I wish I was still there with her, but at the same time I am sooooo glad to be at home! I missed free public washrooms and yummy brewed coffee. I'm not sure how Janelle feels on this but I can't wait to get back out running! Perhaps another half marathon is in the works?? Maybe a full?? The last couple kilometers of our race were gruelling though. I knew I was going to make it, it really all came down to listening to my body.... can I run the last three kilometers....? So with my better judgement I gave myself permission to stop listening to the garmins now very familiar chime, I said to Janelle, "You can keep running if you like, but I need to walk a bit." As the wonderful friend she is, she replys "Hey we are in this together, if your walking so am I!" Janelle and I walked about 1.5 or 2 kilmeters before Mike, the Joints in Motion trainer came across us and coaxed us into running that last 900 or so metres, and I am so glad he did! Thanks Mike!
So as for my running regimen, I definitley need to take a week or two off I'm hoping to be back at'er by the end of the month, and I hope to see all those familiar faces. As promised in Janelles last blog post here are some race photos for your enjoyment! Sorry I expected to get more on here then two, I will try again another day, thanks everyone!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Long time, no blog! - Janelle

What a great time we had! Yes, it was almost two weeks ago now, but this is my first chance to get on the computer and spend some time putting up photos for you all to enjoy!!

First of all; Afton and I finished the Hervis Half Marathon in 2 hours and 21 minutes! 21km in 2:21...a little bit symbolic perhaps? After a bathroom break, and photo breaks, combined with the cold wind and a few sprinkles, we are both very happy with our time! Afton has all the race photos, so we'll have to wait for her to find a computer so she can share our struggles with you. 

Enjoy these snapshots of our time after the race! We spent a day together in Prague, then took a very long train day to get to Krakow, Poland. Here are the highlights:

Afton's European Romance

Afton has a thing for doors
Czech Music
Concert Hall
Afton loved this willow
Charles Bridge

Good luck rub

Charles bridge
Dinner with James Dean
Train to Krakow

Chocolate covered fruit stand! My favorite place

Krakow town centre
She found a door in the salt mines

Most breath taking view yet! A hall made of SALT!

Afton didn't believe I could eat only mushrooms for supper...I proved her wrong! (to all my mushroom hating friends :p)

Day at the WW2 concentration camp Auschwitz, Sad day, so only one picture on here...the others are too sad.
A traditional commi milk bar!

Easter in Krakow

Tour to the ghetto
Original ghetto wall
Dirty dog
Krakow Castle!

Easter baskets

Last night in Poland - cheap walmart facials!
Afton's last train ride in Europe :( I miss you already!!