Yup. The Bart Yasso. Running God, Bart Yasso. Still a bit perplexed why he’s following little ol’ me and it makes me feel like I need to be Tweeting about running a heck of a lot more than I do but you know what? I’ll take it, makes me feel hard core!
Bart Yasso is following me Twitter. Life is good.
In other news I would highly recommend you all try Angela’s No Bake Chocolate Macaroons. I made them a couple of weeks back and they were gone in three days. They had the perfect mix of sweet and salty, I told Alan that they’re the quintessential treat for combating PMS. However, I did use canola oil instead of coconut oil and I would recommend either using the coconut oil instead or at least cutting back on the amount of canola oil used as it came out a bit oilier than I would have liked.
That being said, I’m glad they make less than a dozen or else I’d be in trouble right about now…
Lastly in this random post of mine, I wanted to mention something I’m doing in early April: I’m volunteering for a race!
I’ve never volunteered for a race before but when I decided to limit my races this year to four (due to finances and time) I still wanted to be involved and I thought volunteering would be the perfect way to give back. I don’t know about you but I am also so immensely grateful for everyone who gets up earlier than myself just to help us crazy runners do our thing. I also know how happy I am when I see those fabulous volunteers who man the aid stations and give me my liquids! I look forward to seeing you in EVERY race!
This year is also special because two of my good friends are running this race and I’ve ran both the 5 and 8k in the last two years. I’m really looking forward to seeing them cross the finish line as I volunteered for the best job ever: I’m handing out medals! So if you’ll be at the Harry Rosen Spring Run Off in Toronto this year, I just may be putting that medal over your head!
This course is beautiful but can be pretty brutal, when the finish line is located about 100m from the top of a roughly 400m hill, you know the organizers did it on purpose and curse them the entire time! That being said, I can’t tell you how proud I was when I ran the entire hill last year and sprinted to the finish line so it’s definitely a race where you can test your abilities!
Have you ever volunteered for a race before? Would you ever consider it?