I recall a friend of mine say,
"We need to run a marathon, one day".
My reply to him, as I recall
Was not me, not me at all.
We were already doing a short training run,
An experience, I would never call fun.
This was in December of nineteen eighty nine
And our training rules, we'd need to refine.
Running at least eight miles each day
With a long one of fifteen, I would say.
Rest on Sunday, because our set routine.
Our goal was to make our long runs
Every other week to protect our and ankles and feet.
The length of the long run, soon became twenty
And I can say that we did run many.
At last the race day was almost here.
Into the car, we made our long foray
To Vancouver, BC for the run of our year.
The next morning the air held a freeze,
So designer sweats of a Hefty garbage bag,
Over our head, it covered us to our knees
And we could shed it with great ease.
Off all the runners went, at their own pace,
With the coolest of air, blowing in our face.
From the Convention Center to Stanley Park,
The struggles were there, no longer a lark.
We ran with the comfort of our training
Time, now being felt, up to the
Lion Gate Bridge to North Vancouver way
A left and a right, turning to the East.
Then looming ahead, not a favorable sight
Was the East Bridge, with lots of height.
Down the bridge, legs feeling good.
My breathing was not labored, I misunderstood,
When an elderly man, watching, yelled at me,
"Breathe" which I thought I was doing.
My body was laboring, my breathing was hard.
We turned the corner, with the Finish in sight
And we sprinted towards that beautiful sight.
The elation felt when crossing the line,
I will always remember, till the end of my time.
Yes, you read that title right! You'll LITERALLY be able to CUDDLE BABY GOATS all day at this neat event on Saturday and Sunday, March 30th and 31st, 2019 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. This is a family friendly event so KIDS of any age are welcome! (Did you see what I did there!?) Dress for the weather on these beatiful, sunny and cold spring days! This is an annual event held at North Whidbey Farm. Cost is $12 per person which includes a free bar of goat milk soap! Children under 2 are FREE!
Address: 231 Frostad Rd, Oak Harbor, WA - Phone: 360-672-2004
This trilogy of short environmental documentaries deals with plastic pollution and the relation of climate change to our lives. Orcas Island teen, Dylan D'Haeze, was just 13 when he produced "Plastic is Forever". Dylan will be joining the audience at the screening and will answer questions aside an expert panel after the screening. Doors open at 6:00 pm. This is an eye opening experience and all ages are welcome!
When: Thursday, March 28th, 2019 - Address: 712 S 1st St, Mount Vernon, WA
Phone: 360-336-8955 - Email: email@example.com
Relay for Life of Skagit is putting a fun new twist on hunting for Easter eggs! Bring your kids to this AWESOME night time Easter egg hunt hosted by Eagle Haven Winery on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 pm. There will be snacks, games and raffle drawings, too! Bring your flashlights, warm clothes, and your basket! Cost is $5 per child. Parents are FREE.
Address: 8243 Sims Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
The Arlington Farmer's Market will be hosting an early spring market to celebrate Mother's Day. Shop from local vendors and check out the local businesses on the main strip of downtown Arlington. Fun for all ages and a perfect way to welcome the Spring season!
Address: 200 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
When: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Phone: 360-659-5453 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org