Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

City Chase 2011

City Chase 2011 is now in the record books, and I'd say it was a successful one.

My partner dropped out of the race a couple months ago due to a pregnancy, so I asked my sister to fill-in and she agreed. I don't think she knew what was in store for her.

City Chase is a race to 10 points or 10 completed challenges. Last year we finished those 10 challenges in just over 4 hours. This year we picked up our tenth point before the 3 hour mark, but since a few teams had already crossed the finish line ahead of us, we decided to keep going and see how many points we could get. We ended up with 16 points in just under 6 hours.

We completed challenges that involved diving into a pool to find a hockey puck with our number, pulling/pushing a car into a parking spot, ice cream taste testing, sled hockey, wheelchair basketball, hitting a target with water from a fire hose,
having a tarantula crawl up my shoulder,

and navigating a hamster ball through a water course.

I was impressed with how well we did, and how well my 100-pound sister held up to the running, gross challenges and frustrations with her Blackberry.

She has already said she wants to do it next year, but she'll have to find another partner. In our wedding vows Crystal and I promised to be partners in these sorts of races.

Friday, June 24, 2011

City Chase

Regular readers may remember Crystal and I competed in City Chase Toronto last year, and we signed up to compete again this year.

Well, City Chase is tomorrow and Crystal is nine months pregnant, so she won't be racing with me. Luckily my sister agreed to race with me, so while Crystal is relaxing and taking it easy my sister and I will be running around Toronto performing a series of crazy stunts.

Rumor has it the CN Tower Edgewalk is one of the challenges this year.

It'll be an early morning and a tiring day, but I'm pumped!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hey Mama

I'm going to see Mat Kearney tonight!

Friday, June 17, 2011

When Tragedy Strikes

Found this video of an interview with Rev Run, talking about the death of his daughter.

It's funny how he reacted to the news that his baby was sick. I think we all tend to do that. We think if we give more, serve more, read the Bible more, then God has to give us what we're looking for. It doesn't work like that does it?

I don't know why God chooses to heal some people and not others. I don't know how hard you have to pray/fast/give to change God's mind, I don't know if you can change God's mind.

It's just another series of questions I have when I finally meet God.

Check out the interview with Rev Run...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blue Like Jazz

I remember reading Blue Like Jazz.

I loved it.

I saw a lot of myself in Don, and remember finishing the book thinking "I can do this Jesus thing."

The book has become a movie, and I've added it to my "must-see" list. Check out the trailer and tell me what you think. (of the book or the movie)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Air Raid 19 - Recap

Air Raid 19, were you there?

You should have been, 'cause it was epic.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011