Blerch. What is that? Is it a noise? Is it a creature? It’s both those things. But let’s recap!
Friday I took advantage of the gorgeous vancouver weather and ran Central park. I took this prime opportunity to test out the Brooks Transcend.
I was so excited I was able to get a pair of these. I had heard many positive things about this shoe and was even more happy when i learned they were classified as a stability shoe! I often find most of the shoes I want are neutral but I unfortunately need more support..or orthoditics. I’ll take a better photo of them . I love how the support doesn’t look like my regular shoes.
Saturday I ran the BMO St Patrick’s 5k.
Although I enjoyed the race and had a wonderful time I recall why I actually don’t like to run 5k officially. I find they are quite crowded. Not as bad as the Sun Run mind you but it’s hard to pass people whilst running the seawall.
I had good time, felt good afterward and proceeded to head out to Richmond for some practicum work.
Finally today I went out for a LSD (long slow distance) run. Close to `15k in under 2 and half hours. Not bad considering I’ve neglected my training. It was a beautiful day in Burnaby and I was joined by my awesome running partner CJ. I definitely feel like I have my groove back!
I’m going to be honest I’m getting a little worried about April. Up until today I’ve been neglecting my long runs. I keep saying I’ll go…and then I just don’t. I keep managing to find excuses. The Blerch has gotten the best of me. But it’s also inspired me
A few months ago my favourite comic writer The Oatmeal wrote a comic entitled “The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons I run Long Distances” It went viral. I even got a chance to meet him at Chapters and got him to sign a copy of his latest book
Since this comic has come out he even made Blerch shirts. For the record The Blerch is a fat cherub that follows you and tells you to stop. My friend CJ even got me the Blerch tech shirt
Turns out it’s been such a success Matthew Innman (The Oatmeal) is creating a Beat the Blerch 10k,Half and Full Marathon this September. The registration opens Monday. I am going to do everything in my power to get into this race.
Especially for the fact that Blerches chase you and you get cake.
I will beat the Blerch. I will get out there and run like the wind!