Posts Tagged With: celebratetogether

12/150 Back on the trail! 

Yay! We are back racing! Well that’s is debatable, racing that is, but the Sisters ran the Iroquois Trail Test today! Beautiful day, challenging course, lots of heart pumping fun. we even had an awesome guest with us, Cecilia! The three of us rock the course, and yes there were tons of rocks, and hills and more rocks, a true Test! Yay for us! 

Thanks for remembering to take this photo, Cecilia!



Advertisements
Categories: #canada150, #happydays | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Toronto2015 Pan Am Torch Relay (video)

Pan Am 2015 Torch Relay (video)

I had the privilege of participation in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay. I carried the torch in my home town, in front of a few great friends last Friday. I was beginning to think I was just not into the whole games thing until I picked up the torch. It really ignited the spirit of the games. Pretty darn cool. When they dropped me at my start point the first person I saw was the other half of the Blister Sisters! It was just awesome that Glenis was there to run with me and the whole time she was filming this wonderful video of my run. It’s a perfect keepsake for me!

The video is a little off kilter in places but after all she was running up a hill trying not to trip over any one, what a great memory!

 

 Here’s a little about the torch and flame.

  • The torch relay will start in Canada on May 30, 2015, and will make its final stop on July 10, 2015, at the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.
  • It’s on the move for 41 days
  • There are 3,000 torchbearers
  • It travels 5,000+ kilometers on the road
  • 15,000+ kilometers in the air
  • 130 communities
  • 60+ alternative modes of transportation – canoe, bike, boat, roller coaster, air, skydiver you name it, it’s done it
  • There is a second torch relay for the Parapan Am Games in August (I’m not involved in that relay)

Here is a little information about the torch:

  • Length: 65 cm
  • Weight: 1.2 kg (heavier than I thought it would be)
  • Material: aluminum
  • 10 to 12 minutes’ burn time
  • Can withstand winds up to 70 km/h
  • Visible in all weather conditions

We have a few rules to follow about not setting our hair on fire but that was about it. You’ll notice in the video that I was surrounded by police who ran in a “pod” around me. There was a heavy police presence, about 5 more unmarked cars followed us and there were a few on bikes. I’m sure they weren’t there for me; it was all about that flame! Pretty cool!

Categories: #happydays, Other stuff, Volunteering | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Can't Talk, I'm Dy(e)ing Shop

Just another WordPress.com site

Hiking the GTA

Places to hike and things to see in and around the Greater Toronto Area

rara's rules for living

Swim, bike, run, fun!

Yarn, Books & Roses

life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash

One Cool Thing Every Weekend

Free, fun, and unusual places to explore

CAMPERCHRISTINA.COM

Exploring & blogging about it, in hope of inspiring others!!!

YARNutopia by Nadia Fuad

All things Yarn Related: Crochet, DIY, and Crafts

Craig Medred

A home for readers and thinkers

Clumsy Runner Blog

Sunshine, Smiles & Happy Miles

Running with Diabetes

...and sometimes stopping to catch my breath...

A Series of Random Rants

Driving on a Parkway and Parking in a Driveway my whole life.

Hosk's Dynamic CRM Blog

All views and opinions are personal opinions of the Hosk

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

teamdisoriented.wordpress.com/

Team Disoriented | Amateur Adventure Racing Team

purl bumps .....

or how I came to love the other side of life

Judy Penz Sheluk

One Writer's Journey

Being Margaret

A lighthearted look at life on any given day

ideas.ted.com

Explore ideas worth spreading

Kelly Anne Wald

It’s about playing outdoors, following endless single track trails and exploring wilderness.