Sunday, October 04, 2009

My lucky beercap


I happened to glance at the ground while doing my mid-run stretches during today's long run and noticed this.... that's my favorite beer, good old Maritimes Moosehead. Flipped the cap over and was astounded to read ...
That's crazy! I can use that I thought, "this just has to be my lucky beercap". Slipped it in my belt and it kept my company for the rest of the run. It even clinked me a few times at the end of the run when I was starting to tire and helped me cruise on through what was a tough 17 mile run. Seriously though it was a bit of a lonely run without my good buddy Andrew on a not so nice day. The log said:

'Bit of a tough run due to the conditions of wind and steady drizzle and rain. Ran a steady effort which ended up right on the planned PEI marathon pace of 5:30/k but it got a bit tough the last few miles as the body got a little tired and some mild cramping with the cold. Part of the problem was my shoes were drenched and about 2x the weight! Found a luck charm beer cap which made my day! "

The running has been going much better the last few weeks as my build to PEI is almost complete. I've been getting the long runs in as well as a few more shorter easy runs with a tiny bit of speed included when feeling like it. All that's left is a few weeks of taper and I'll be good to go the distance with Trevor.
On the home front we've been busy getting the yard ready for the winter where the main goal is not to grow things but to keep the evil deer on the outside looking in at all of Jo's tasty treats. To accomplish this we recently started installing a 7 foot barrier that is almost guaranteed to achieve our goal. The only thing missing are motion detectors and searchlights but they can easily be added. But I hear that those deer can jump almost as high as kangaroos! It actually is meant to be nearly invisible from a distance and we hope it will do the trick.
Well that's all I got for now. Have a nice week and be patient out there!

12 comments:

Trevor said...

That is quite the fence! I think Johnny Cash recorded in Folsom Prison surrounded by something of that calibre. I had a fun run in the rain today too.

Grellan said...

Enjoy the taper Mike. Seems like only yesterday when you were starting out. That's some serious fencing. What damage can deer do that warrants such protection?

bricey said...

best of luck in PEI

Blair Layng said...

Hi Mike,
Hold on to that lucky beercap. After crashing on my roadbike, I looked down to find a bar coaster that simply said "Courage"... I still have it 22 years later.
Enjoy the PEI marathon.
Blair

Michael said...

Fantastic omen, good luck!

Ewen said...

Nice looking beer cap! It should read "Patience is a virtue and an ingredient of successful distance running".

Interesting about deer not jumping because of the unseen top. Wouldn't stop Kangaroos - they'd have a go, or run straight into it. They've been known to run into the side of parked cars!

Nice going with the long runs for PEI - 5:30/k looks quite doable.

Thomas said...

*shakes head*
On the one hand you rescue lonely beer caps, on the other you recreate the Berlin wall in your garden.

Mark said...

what about the moose?

Garry said...

Perhaps a moat around the garden might work to deter the deer! That definitely looks like a lucky beer cap. Good luck with the taper.

Dusty said...

Love the beercap!!

We have evil rabbits here :( They better not mess with my rose bush or I'll build a fence like that WITH the motion control! haha!

Michael said...

I lucky cap, I love it. Run well!

A. Power said...

That is quite the fence! Lucky finding that beer cap too ;)