Because 42.3 Kilometers Would Be Crazy: One More Thing

I just posted a summary of my marathon (here), and almost forgot something of such importance, it would be criminal for me not to mention it.

What is so important that it requires another post? you ask.

Well, I’m not the only crazy person that decided to run an official race this weekend. And with that bit of information, it should be clear that I need to give huge congratulations to

  • Matt & Monique – who both ran a 5km,
  • Rick, Paul, & Shari – who all ran half marathons in Calgary,
  • Sue – who ran a half marathon in Ottawa,
  • Carolyn1 – who also ran a half marathon in Ottawa, and of course
  • Mark – my running partner and fellow marathoner – the weekend wouldn’t have been the same without you my friend.

Awesome job folks. I’m so proud of all of you. While Matt, Monique, and Mark all got hugs at some point over the weekend, I’ll have to send a virtual hug to the rest of you. You can cash it in for the real thing when next I see you. 🙂

1 Cripes on a cracker – I must have hurt my brain during the run – I almost forgot to put Carolyn on this list. She’s far too awesome not to list here, and if I’m lucky, I will get to run the Toronto Marathon with her later this summer/fall. Super fail on my part. Sorry Carolyn. For this oversight, I clearly owe you a beer.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Rick says:

    I give you a virtual face-five slap to the face. That’s kind of like a hug, right? I guess I’m proud of you too. Or something like that.

    1. dangillis says:

      Ah dude. That’s so sweet, inspiring, and full of *gasp* emotions.

      I’m going to have those words etched onto a plaque and hung up in my office.

  2. Laine says:

    Bravery should be rewarded with high fives! Outstanding dedication sir

  3. Carolyn says:

    You are 42.2 kinds of awesome! Pleeeease heal quick after your stupid hernia operation so you can run the Waterfront with me (more likely in front if me, but still). I’m so mad that I didn’t hang out & see your epic finish. But I was freezing & honestly assumed that you had run a 3:50!! But I want more details over beer, please.

    1. dangillis says:

      Absolutely. There is always a chance that a cancer patient will (rightfully) bump my surgery. Regardless, I’ll be sure to have Patrick and my team of specialists set up to get me back in running/fighting form as quickly as possible.

      1. Carolyn says:

        Skip the 30K fairy run if the rest will help you heal for the marathon. You should still come and spectate, though. With beer. I’m determined to get V to run the 15K. And I know this is a lame addendum to my last comment, but apologies for the typo. “IF” obviously = “OF.” I was typing on my iPhone b/c workplace IT has deemed it necessary to protect me from evil WordPress sites with an ingenious firewall that for some reason still allows me to access Blogger sites. For my own good, no doubt.

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