Leave for Chinook today.

Thanks for your support. I shall return  anon, triumphant perchance.

For those of  you keeping score. First Born graduated from Grade 8 yesterday. He was on the Honour Role (today is brought to you by the Canadian letter U) and he also earned the academic award for highest grades - sharing it with a nice you lady with whom he seems to share a whole bunch of other stuff...The DNA sure doesn't fall far from the petrie  dish.


  • Health data: Soreness: 4 Sick: 1 Hours slept: 5

News Release

Regina - John aka Starcorp took a tumble on Lumsden Hill last night. He sustained a number of scrapes and destroyed his helmet. All limbs function as well as they did prior to bike crash.

He overnighted at the hospital and following a number of tests, is in much better spirits this morning. He is okay! Although has a number more tests to complete. Remember, he is the Ironman.

Thanks to Pat S. and her medical expertise for being there for him. And to Wife Gwynne for being Gwynne!

He has had some coffee in him this morning and has had his blackberry returned to him. All is good.

No word on his bike.

Supervisor of Communications
Starcorp Rehabilitation Project



Starcorp had a bicycle accident late Tuesday. As of 11:30 p.m. he was in hospital getting some tests done. He's pretty banged up (not sure of the extent-all limbs work) Helmet is cracked in several places. HELMETS SAVE LIVES!

He was making jokes and in pretty good spirits, considering he couldn't get his coffee. I'll provide updates when I have them - or, more probably, he will.

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Sick: 1 Hours slept: 4
  • 43m
  • 2000.00 meters
  • 02m 09s /100 meters

Great swim...I was feeling lethargic, but I went...pool was nice and empty, all the fairweather masters swimmers are now outdoors.
WU 400
MS 10 x 100 @ 2:04-2:10
600 continuous pull buoy (last 100 sprint @ 1:50)
CD 50 breast (not counted in time/distance

  • 48m
  • 27.00 kms
  • 33.75 KM/hr

Okay, I'm back! All systems are green for go.
Max speed 42.5. Hammy is happy. Teddy is happy.

Very tired this morning. But all systems still go. Mr. Ham&Cheese is not complaining. Today I may get on the freshly washed and retired dirty girl.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 7.5
  • 24m 12s
  • 4.50 kms
  • 05m 23s /KM

I'm back!
Started with a few tentative steps. Waiting for a pain, or a twinge or something.
But mr. Ham&Cheese made no complaints.
I didn't intend to run fast - I even avoided the dirt trail - too uneven. I ran naked. No GPS or HRM - Did most of the Icebreaker course (sans hill).

I'm really hungry to race now...can you tell?

  • Stretching
  • 30m

Good long stretch after run.

Okay, now I start thinking about Saturday.

I'm not healed yet, but it is feeling better. Massage never happened. In fact she never called me back like she promised she would...There are few basics to humanity that are quickly disappearing.

It's go from here!

  • Health data: Soreness: 4 Sick: 2 Hours slept: 8
  • 30m
  • 800.00 meters
  • -----

Okay, that was cold.
First OWS of the season (race next week!)
8 degrees air temp.
I'm still coughing - I think it is my testicles in my throat.
Not that bad actually. Wore a Zoot head cover. Very cold on the face, took my breath away every time I put my head under water. Total swim time was about 15 minutes.
Suit performed well. The repairs I made to it held waterproof. I think this is the last season I can wear this suit, it is getting baggy - I've lost too much girth.
Swam with Nick. He did well, was having some problems with his suit size. He's got some serious muscle on him and the suit was a little tight last year, this year it is even tighter around the shoulders-he didn't look comfortable.
There were tons of fisher people who looked at us as we were crazy. The pelicans and seagulls just thought we were nuts.
Got 'er done. Feel more comfortable now. I'm so ready...as long as Mr. Hammy gets better soon.

I just don't know. A little less tender...maybe I'm getting insensitive?

Early morning OWS with Nick. It is 8 degrees out there. Hmmmm. Where's that little purse so I can put my testicles in for safekeeping.

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Sick: 3 Hours slept: 7
  • Yard Work
  • 1h 00m

Grass had to be cut.

Garage door broke. Spent 3 hours looking for the part. couldn't find it. End up working with God-like neighbour who let me used his rivets.

It's all good.

Washed bike as bonus. 


Still another day. And I still am. Still.


For all of you who are interested and have a spare 15 minutes, first born just finished a short film based on the video game called Picman Watch here. You may be forced to watch a commercial first.

  • Health data: Soreness: 2 Sick: 4 Hours slept: 10
  • 25m
  • 1000.00 meters
  • -----

Long course. Took my time. Took break after every 100. Last 100 fast with pull buoy.

 Work with me people! Bus driver drives onto the highway using the offramp!

No injuries in Regina school bus crash
73-year-old male driver charged with driving without due care

REGINA -- A 73-year-old school bus driver has been charged with a Highway Safety Act offence after a minor incident involving a bus loaded with students Friday morning.

None of the children was harmed. The kids were transferred to another bus minutes later, and continued on with a field trip to the Ipsco pool.

The incident happened at Pasqua Street North and Highway 11 at about 11:15 a.m., when a school bus became stuck in a roadside ditch.

Regina Public Schools spokesman Terry Lazarou said the matter was an "error in judgment" that occurred when the driver missed his turn, and tried to turn the bus around. He said the bus got stuck in the course of a three-point turn, but was not "slipping or falling or anything like that."

He said the children, Grade 4 and 5 students, were not in any danger.

The RCMP charged the driver with driving without due care. Lazarou said the bus driver is employed by a contractor, and has an impeccable driving record.

The contractor will determine what sanctions -- if any -- will be taken in regard to the driver, but Lazarou said the school division will work with the contractor to ensure they are comfortable with the outcome.

© Leader-Post 2008






This is getting to be a like a Talking Heads song.

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

I'm getting a massage tomorrow. No Brendan today, that would be too risky.



Told you I'm getting strange things sent to me on Facebook.

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  • Health data: Hours slept: 7

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