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#100happydays Day 97 Angel Fishing?

#100happydays Day 97   Angel Fishing?

Today was hill day, there isn’t much to say about that, it’s what we did afterwards that made us chuckle.

Back on the 4th of August we did the Bad Ass Dash obstacle race. We had a great time except when Glenis was crawling across the floating dock squares she dropped her beloved angel pendent into the pond.

Glenis on the floating dock supports in the Bad Ass

Glenis on the floating dock supports in the Bad Ass

This pretty angel pendant was special to her, she has a thing for angels and she found this one in an antique store. So she decided to take the day off to go and try to find it. Well, I couldn’t let her go on an adventure like that by herself so I joined her. Sometimes we can’t believe what we get into!

The lost pendant

The lost pendant

So the adventure began. We headed off to the rental store to rent a metal detector. The guy there was sort of amused with the story but he pulled out a long yellow stick like device that let out a static whine when he passed it near any metal. Off we went to the Roc in Keswick.

We didn’t tell the Roc people we were going to wade in their pond, we just parked and pulled out our sieve, shovels and the metal detector then strolled over to the pond. Glenis had memorized exactly where she was when she noticed the pendent plop into the water. Well things looked a little different 3 weeks later. The water wasn’t particularly clear, the bottom of the pond was weedy and silty and as soon as you stepped in it clouded up. We stood looking into the pond, deciding how to tackle the search and trying to figure out how to turn on the metal detector which had suddenly stopped working.

Planning our search and trying to get the darn detector to work

Planning our search and trying to get the darn detector to work

Finally with the detector buzzing away, Glenis stepped in the pond and I followed. The silt rose, the weeds swayed and the minnows hid away but no angel appeared. The metal detector buzzed and squealed but it seemed to be whining at every rock and weed, it didn’t seem to give us any direction.

 

We looked here too, but neither of us were willing to waist deep into the weeds.

We looked here too, but neither of us were willing to wade waist deep into the weeds.

Meanwhile we had been noticed, and an employee, who, trying to look very stern, drove over to shoo us out of the pond sighting insurance liability or something. He must have though we were nuts, two women wading in a pond on private property.

By then we realized unless we could get the pond drained it was a loss cause and the angel was gone.

So we packed up a little dejected to return the darn metal detector. When we got back to the rental place, they asked how our search went. We told them the story of the search, and they were so nice they didn’t charge us for the detector! Sweet!

So while we were in the rental place we had a look around. Check out this wrench, who the heck could use this wrench, a giant?

Holy Cow! You would need one huge tool box to store that wrench!

Holy Cow! You would need one huge tool box to store that wrench!

 

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#100happydays Day 76 Our next adventure – The Bad Ass Dash

#100happydays Day 76 Our next adventure – The Bad Ass Dash

The Bad Ass Dash is on Saturday up at the Rock in Georgina.

We think the course is 5 – 6 k and they are boasting 30 obstacles! These obstacle races usually aren’t difficult to run, there isn’t much running involved. Usually you just sprint to the next obstacle and wait your turn to climb over, through or around it.  They are fun, why else would we do them, and they test our abilities, where else would you be able to walk on top of a tractor trailer?  Glenis flies through them while I teeter on the balance beams and cringe at the heights of the walls. Still we are glad we have included them in our schedule this year.

We though we would share a little bit of our training!

The tunnel crawl

The tunnel crawl

The overhead monkey bars

The overhead monkey bars

This should give you an idea what the obstacles really look like!

This should give you an idea what the obstacles really look like!

Thank goodness for our local park playground where we can test our skills or try to develop some.

LOL! What ever we look like we are going to have fun!

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#100happydays Day 66 Surviving with a scratch!

#100happydays Day 66 Surviving with a scratch!

Happiness is comparing warrior wounds! Too Funny! (Check out Glenis’s nails!)

A map of the war wounds from the last two races!

A map of the war wounds from the last two races!

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#100happydays Day 65 The Warrior Dash 2014

#100happydays Day 65 The Warrior Dash 2014

Another muddy day for the sisters! Only 6 days after the “toughest 1/2 marathon” we dove into the mud at the Warrior Dash!

Before and After!

Before and After!

Buses, crowds and lineups started the day but we were prepared for that and we just went with the flow. Before we knew it we were ready to run. It didn’t really matter if we were running at our 11:15 time, the race wasn’t timed. Just a free for all!

A few line ups

A few line ups

It’s always fun to do an obstacle race, usually mud is involved and to be sure the first thing we ran into was shoe sucking mud. There must be a secret recipe to make mud that thick and sticky. There was lots of slipping and giggles and then hills, hills, hills. We expected that after all we were at Horseshoe Resort which is know for its skiing. Most of the obstacles were easier than the hills but there were a few that made me look twice. Anything that involved balancing on a thin board suspended above the ground freezes me up. Glenis on the other hand is fearless and could probably do cartwheels over all of them.
This is my fear, anything that is off the ground and I have to walk on it. So I crawled!

This is my fear, anything that is off the ground and I have to walk on it. So I crawled!

I do pretty well when I am on or under the ground!
I'm almost through the tunnel, had to crawl sideways because my legs were too long to crawl on my knees.

I’m almost through the tunnel, had to crawl sideways because my legs were too long to crawl on my knees.

I’m kind of proud that we made it walking up the wall since we are both dealing with shoulder issues. 
The cargo net was a piece of cake, check out the selfie from the top! 
We just had to take a selfie at the top of the cargo net, it just so happened that Phil took a photo of us taking a photo! Too funny!

We just had to take a selfie at the top of the cargo net, it just so happened that Phil took a photo of us taking a photo! Too funny!

Check out more pictures on philjarvis.ca

Check out more pictures on philjarvis.ca

Phil was great taking a heck of a lot of pictures and just waiting around for us to finish. Have a look at more from the Dash!
Here are the “Official” Warrior Dash photos!
The Warrior Dash organization really knows what they are doing, organized chaos happens but they get it done. There is always a refreshment area with beer and turkey legs, haha, and this year they had a great band playing. The firefighters were there hosing people down with freezing cold water and there were huge dumpsters for shoes and other bits of mud clumped clothing. 
Ah, a nice shower!

Ah, a nice shower!

The only thing that would make it a little better would be a tent for a change room, it’s tough changing wet clothes under a bath towel with 5000 people milling around you.
Yet another wall to climb. Glenis is a warrior!

Yet another wall to climb. Glenis is a warrior!

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#100happydays Day 61 What’s up next?

#100happydays Day 61 What’s up next?

The Warrior Dash this Saturday July 19th at Horseshoe Valley Ski Resort. Yup we are at it again this weekend, getting a little dirty and having a blast.

The Sister leaping over the raging fire at the first Warrior Dash at Horseshoe a couple of years ago. We just had to try it again - what a hoot!

The Sisters leaping over the raging fire at the first Warrior Dash at Horseshoe a couple of years ago. We just had to try it again – what a hoot!

Stay tuned for results and photos!

The Warrior Dash - 13 fun filled OBSTACLES!

The Warrior Dash – 13 fun filled OBSTACLES!

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