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Who are the piraterunners?

Posted: July 30, 2010 by piraterunner in mini pirates, piraterunners

Todays feature is on Lisa. Heck, I figured if featuring Tony (plum smuggler) last week got him blogging it might work for Lisa. As Tony mention yesterday Lisa has been super diligent with her runs. How this woman finds time with those pint sized pirates around I will never know. Lisa has stated that it is bad enough that we are making her run, let alone blogging about it! She also said that she is going to start listening to an ipod when she runs just so she doesn’t have to talk to anyone. Gotta love this girl!


P.S. we really need a good nickname for the plum smugglers wife, any suggestions?


Big Ups!

Posted: July 28, 2010 by Grape Ape in piraterunners, run

That is right people, Big Ups. But I am not talking about that hit boy…….man band from Temekula that opened up for O Town. Google it. I am talking about the idea of not having the patience to increase gradually. I increased my run from 10k to 16k and added bigger more painful hills to the route because I wanted to see if I could do it. In other words if I were an action film hero I most certainly not be the handsome patient methodical hero that gradually takes out the bad guys one at a time. Oh no, I am that rugged looking man that should have shaved or washed his clothes that walks into a warehouse with 20 or more bad guys armed with two six shooters and no extra ammo betting on my ability to take out enough guys to grab one of their pieces and keep moving until they are all gone.

Now this morning started out with me having that shining moment where I convince myself that I can run 8k to my office and turn around and run 8k back. Lisa tried to tell me that I might want to try gradually increasing my run. All that did is fire up that voice in the back of my head that sounds a lot like dad, “WHAT THE F!?! Now there is no f-ing question, you are doing this run just so you can prove you can!” So on the running gear went and out the door I go. The first thing that came to mind when I started the run was, “Man it’s hot out here.” And it was, I started the run about 10:30am and the sun was a blazing. Nothing else to do at this time but goat the sun into bringing it on. Now that I am done trash talking the sun it is time to focus on finding my stride and this is not the job for an angry song. Thankfully the play list and I have mad up since the end of my last run and there it was to give me the right song, Cold War Kids – Audience. Stride found, let’s run.

Well despite the fact that I add more hills that were larger than before I didn’t notice them. First 8k were a breeze, got lost in the play list. I had a brief 5 minute stop at the office to set up using the bus for an event and sign up for a 10k run. Sweaty high fives later and I am running back before motivation fades. The sun hasn’t forgotten my loving comments and is giving me all it has. That doesn’t slow me down though. This run has still been a breeze then it was almost like there was a brick wall at the 13k mark. All the sudden the legs got heavy, my feet were pounding and I was emitting so much heat that it was effecting my ability to breath. I kept pushing through and got lost in yet another good some, Said the Whale – Camilo. It carried me all the way to shade. Thank you pile of giant trees providing me a retreat from that giant yellow oven in the sky.

I am sailing smoothly again until I get to the base of the f-ing hill that I live on top of. And if the hill isn’t bad enough, he has help from his friend the sun. I quickly give them both the one finger wave letting them know that I was coming and away I went. It felt like I was trying to push a bus full of school kids up the hill today but thank god there were people around because that reminds me that I can’t be weak. Suddenly that voice chimes in again, “Push this f-ing bus up this f-ing hill!” Thanks dad for being that angry voice in my head. I growl and grunt my way up that hill and thought I might die when it was done, but it was done. 16k (9.9 miles) 1:48:08.

Now to up date the family front. Lisa is running religiously and not blogging about it but she should be ready come race day. Kayson is running around all the time so the 100 meter race doesn’t concern him. Deacon is so confident in his conditioning that he isn’t even crawling yet to get ready for his diaper dash.

Plum Smuggler from the top of the F-ing hill.

Who are the piraterunners?

Posted: July 21, 2010 by piraterunner in mini pirates, piraterunners

Well, since he won’t come on here and blog about himself I figured I would introduce you to one of our valued members Tony! Tony a loving husband to Lisa and father to our mini-piraterunner/crawler’s Kayson and Deacon

I sincerely hope that in keeping with our pirate theme Tony will be sporting his banana hammock to run the race. The only thing that can rival this plum smuggler is Brad’s belly top…

Naw, nothing tops the speedo! Great picture of Brad and Sarah. Is anyone else insanely envious of Brad and Tony’s tight tummies?????

On your mark, get set….blog!!!

Posted: May 14, 2010 by sarahbod in 1/2 marathon, piraterunners

What can I say. I am easily influenced. Not only has Trish convinced me to run a 1/2 marathon, she is also getting me to blog about it! She must have known she’d have me convinced when she tied a pirate theme to the run. Not only was one of my bachelorette parties sailor/pirate themed but a certain inflatable parrot seems to be present during many important moments in my life. (Carlos will be with us in Disneyland. Inflated or not…to be decided)


Stagette in Pentiction, BC

I have to  admit as scared as I am, I am starting to get excited for run in September. Maybe, it’s because it’s in Disneyland or it could be that Brad are I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We were married on September 5th, 2009. Such a romantic way to celebrate, don’t you think?


Our wedding in Stratford, ON

Or it could just be that I have no idea what I am getting myself into. The closest thing I have ever done is the 60km Walk to End Breast Cancer. Where running was not only frowned upon, but was absolutely not allowed. The distance has to count for something though.

Lisa (a fellow piraterunner) her niece Kelsey and I taking a break during our 60km walk.

My hope is that this blog will become daily motivation as well as a way to track not only my own training and progress, but also a way to follow the journey of my fellow pirate runners! To end my first post ever on my first blog ever I have included a quote from two very handsome pirates that is very appropriate for the journey I am about to take.  SB

Will Turner: This is either madness… or brilliance.
Captain Jack Sparrow: It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide.

good day!

Posted: May 14, 2010 by bbodnarchuk in piraterunners

For my first post I would like to get a few things straight.

1. I am not a pirate

2. No one REALLY likes running

3. This half marathon will be a blast

It is the 14th of May. I am 8 weeks away from my first Sprint Traithlon and 16 weeks away from the half marathon.

That’s it. That’s all I’ve got to give for now.

I promise my next post will be more interesting.

Peas. I’m out.


Hello world!

Posted: April 23, 2010 by piraterunner in family, piraterunners, RACES, travel

One day back in August I woke up and decided I was going to run a marathon. Always being up for a challenge I decided I was going to run a half marathon the day before. I proceeded to sign up for the Disney World Goofy Marathon and a half Challenge. Previous to this I never ran more than 10km. I had taken both a learn to run 5km and a learn to run 10km but had never actually ran in a race more than 5km. The race in Orlando took place in January, the temperature was about the same in Toronto as it was in Orlando— freezing. I was able to complete both the half and the full receiving the much coveted Goofy metal.

I had many trials and tribulations throughout both of these runs, which I intend to get into in greater detail later. A few weeks ago I went to Palm Springs to celebrate my friend Sarah’s 30th birthday and all I can say is it was AWESOME!

During this trip I was able to get Lisa and Sarah to entertain the idea of running the Disneyland Half Marathon in September. After returning home they were able to convince their significant others to join in the festivities too! My hopes are to use this blog to document our journey. Let’s see what happens!

So we are the piraterunners!