Monday, 4 June 2012

Wet N' Wild

I don't know where in the world you're located, but for anyone in the Toronto region, was that not the wildest weekend weather ever!?  Especially on Friday!  At the end of our street an old, old tree came down from all that wind and took out the corner of some crack house's someone's roof and was pulling down the power cables, it was all very dramatic with the police and fire blocking off the street for hours. 

But I didn't have time to snoop as I was off to participate in the Relay For Life cancer fundraiser.  An overnight walk from 7pm until 7am.  Yes, over night in that insane weather.  Luckily all overnight activities got cancelled because tents were being ripped apart and coming down, we were soaked to the bone and it was WINDY!  We managed a couple of laps before we left at least, and the main thing is that our team reached it's goal of raising $5000! 

On Saturday we helped Darryl's (brand-newly engaged!) sister move into her very first house - exciting!!  Sadly I don't have any pictures of that...I'm going to say that's because I was so busy being a big help  ;)

Then Sunday Darryl and I had our first Dragonboat Regatta to attend!  I thought it was very exciting and a wonderful way to spend the day...


We raced in 4 races throughout the day, two 500m and two 200m races.  Our first 500m we got third in our heat and in the B division and were EXHAUSTED!!  Five weeks of training (which really equalled only 4 classes as one was cancelled due to the weather) can not prepare you for the stamina you'll need to do one of those...nevermind the other 3 we still had to do!  ha! 


Our first 200m wasn't that great, and the second 500m was atrocious as we were all pooped...but the last 200m of the day we gave it our all and came in second in our division!  woot!  We got poured on with the rain that came during our last race, but luckily it was time to head home after that and warm up. 


PS. You'd think they'd at least give out participation ribbons.  But since we got a silver and a bronze, here we are with the trophy...

...that we wished we'd won

Our bronza and silver sound better than they actually are...There's the A division which is the best of the best (about 6 teams), then the A Consolation division which is next best (another 6 teams) and then our B division...but considering it goes all the way down to the D Consolation division, we're pretty happy with being in the top half anyways!

My wrists are throbbing from all that oar action as I type this so I'm going to leave it at that!

How was your weekend?  Did you experience any crazy weather too...were you able to keep out of it, or did you get drenched as well?


  1. Wow, arent you guys crazy active in this wacky weather! My sister was supposed to do the relay in kingston and theirs was cancelled too. She was quite upset...glad you reached your fundraising goal! PS - make sure to pop by my blog to enter a Blurb giveaway! Deadline is wednesday :)

  2. woops...thikn you already entered :) just making sure you know about it! :)

  3. Yep I'm in Heather, thanks for checking!