Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 11!!! Seriously..........?

I felt like death for the past 11 days.  Two weekends ago I felt "off". Two Monday's ago I was sick.... I went to work on both Monday and Tuesday and I really shouldn't have. Tuesday night I had a brief remembrance of what it felt like when I had Meningitis. Wednesday was slightly better! and Thursday I actually felt decent, not even close to normal, but I was up and moving and that was a great feeling. Friday I slowly started to have a exact replica of the few days previous. I was still sick...

Friday night sucked. I can't remember Friday night to Sunday morning. It was crap, period. Monday I was moving up on the scale and Tuesday I was still rising, again I was moving very minimally. Wednesday(today) I think I may be holding strong. Went out got some fresh air, did some running around and such.

It is funny you really don't appreciate all of life's simplest gift's until you are imobilized and bed/couch ridden for a extended period of time. (or toilet for that matter).... It feels good to go for a walk and not be always wanting to just lay down.

I am pounding some heavy hitting antibiotics, apparently fighting a infection somewhere in me. Possibly a large amount of little cysts attacking my small intestine. (ie Giardia).


Saturday, October 9, 2010

La Cloche Silhouette Trail (A Visual Journey).....

La Cloche Silhouette Trail Proper, including full 3 narrows section.

 Quick Facts: 

-Trail Length 78km.
-We ran roughly 81km.
-Time on the "actual trail"11hrs 55mins.
-Time from Trailhead to Trailhead 12hrs 23mins.
-Wrong turns made: 1.
-Extra time cost because of that 25-30mins.
-Somewhat hard route finding due to foliage on the trail: yes.
-Calories expended: 11495cal.
-Arguments with Peter: none.
-Bonks: 1 Full and 2 half bonks.
-Disputed elevation gain Me: 8600ft. Peter: 9900ft.
-People on Trail: 2 solo men, one at hour 6.5 and the other at hour 10.
-Wildlife seen: 1 BIG black bear at trailhead before leaving the car. 1 BIG black snake.
-Food Consumed: Breakfast pre-run: 2 Boost Plus. On run, 6 cliff bars, 1 boost plus, 5 scoops Perpetuem and 5 energy gels.
-Could I have picked a better partner to hammer one of the hardest trails I have found yet: No.
-Would I do it again: Yes, just as soon as my feet heel.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

La Cloche Silhouette Trail

3 years ago I ran the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney Provincial Park with Peter Demos (owner of Muskoka Outfitters) in a fast time of 14hrs 15mins. We did the trail counterclockwise. I have spent many hours online, reading and emailing people trying to find a record that is better then the one that we already have...... so far the only one that comes close is 17hrs ish.

Tomorrow morning Peter Glassford and myself are going to see if we can best our time on the trail. We are shooting for a 12hr finish time and are running clockwise this time. I will be posting a trip report and gear list etc.... after we are done.

We are hitting the trail at around 0430.

"May we make wise choices".