Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beautiful British Columbia

Thursday, November 24, 2011. 2:33pm Eastern Time
Me: "Do you know Clara Langley?!?"
Patrick Smith: "Yee why?"
Me: "She's on my flight! Sooo beautiful."
Patrick Smith: "Slightly/very jealous."

Thursday, November 24, 2011. 12:16pm Pacific Time
Dad: "Can you see the mountains?"
Me: "No I can't see any mountains. It's cloudy and rainy!"

Friday, November 25, 2011. 7:22am Pacific Time
Jay Sneddon: "Do we have to do the 2k loop on the course 4 times?"
Me: "Yep."

Friday, November 25, 2011. 1:25pm Pacific Time
Me: "We're on our way to the course, you meetin us there?"
Tim Huebsch: "Oh snap you're already on your way? Kk I'll head over asap."

Friday, November 25, 2011. 9:05pm Pacific Time
Me: "You sleepin?"
Alex Berhe: "Yee."

Saturday, November 26, 2011 (RACE DAY). 9:06am Pacific Time
Jay Sneddon: "Ready to race? I'm pumped."

Sunday, November 27, 2011. 2:52pm Eastern Time
Lindsay Kary: "You guys came 3rd!"
Me: "For real?!?"

Quite the weekend; I think our team bonded more than we've ever bonded before. Yves sat us down for a good talking-to on Thrusday, telling us that we had to act as a team and do everything together. We did just that. I don't think anyone saw us without our Ottawa Lions jackets on from that point forward.

The race was tough. The race was muddy. The race was cold. The race was windy. The race was rainy. The race was cross-country.

Our team's individual positions ended up being 2, 41, 48, 53, 61, and 145 out of 167 runners. Not exactly the outcome we were set on though. Considering the fitness we've shown throughout workouts and races this year, I believe our first five guys could've placed among the top 30 with a decent run. But we came out with a bronze medal and the boys couldn't be happier.

These two photos were taken around the same spot the day before, and the day of the race. The weather clearly wasn't very happy on Saturday.


Goodbye cross country, you'll be missed. But track's been waiting for its turn.
Scott Donald

1 comment:

  1. we should had a great race and great team! we owned at XC this year. Won at Provincals and got bronze at nationals!

    Great season Scott.