Wednesday, July 19, 2006

WAY to long since I last updated...

As usual, I post like a nut for a few weeks and then take what some have coined a "Jim-baticle" for the weeks to follow. I look at like this...I post here 'cause I enjoy it or get something out of it and if that drive is not there, I won't post. Would you really want to read about how I had a bad day at work and my back hurts? Back to the blog...

There are many things to update and so I will summarize it all:

  • The F***ing Tent- After much bullshit, I am picking up the MSR Hubba Hubba tent from "Absent Andrew" this weekend (with fingers crossed).
  • Jerky Issues -The dehydration thing was good... as an experiment, but bad to eat for the most part ...too dry. I have since corrected the errors and man, is dehydrated watermelon GOOD! (ask Gerry..LOL) Gerry and I are going to have Jerky, ( round 2 ) next week.
  • Maps- Sent away for the 2006 version of the Algonquin Canoe Routes Map, Fishing Guide and the Backpacking Trails Map. They arrived and there was quite a few changes from previous versions.
  • My Training - I am up to 16 km's running, in a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes....so I am on pace for a my goal of 1 hour 45 minutes for the half marathon. Weight training continues and it has now been almost 4 years since I starting lifting.
  • Counting Down in Days- It is hard to believe that we leave 2 weeks from tomorrow! I am so pumped ....and worried I have not got everything organized. My plan is for Gerry and I to have our bags packed AT LEAST 24 hours before we leave and avoid any last minute running around.

Lastly, I want to say something about Gerry. I couple of weekends ago we took our kids camping and they had a great time at the beach and around the campfire. After my kids fell asleep I had a bit of a breakdown while talking to Gerry about some questions I have about myself as a parent. It was one of the rare moments in my life where I stopped pretending I had these doubts and just let everything out. It was a conversation that has greatly influenced many things about the way I parent and for that it was great, but in retrospect, days later I realized something else...Gerry is beyond friend to me....he is my brother and I consider myself lucky to have him as my buddy and unofficial member of my family. Thanks dude!!

14 Days 22 Hours 10 minutes

7 comments:

Suds said...

Dude, we've always called each other "Brutha from another Muthah" and that's exactly what our connection is!

Jim said...

Same here buddy! Now lets hug and never speak of this again...

Jen said...

Hey Jim - just got back from our trip up in the park and I wanted to wish you and Gerry a good time. I'm sure they will have all the portages cleared by the time you get up there (they were a mess from the huge storm that hit us - I can send you pictures of the destruction). You should probably check with the park before you go in. Have a blast!

Jim said...

Hey Jen. I would love to see some of your pics! you can email me at jim@capsizedcanoe.ca

Jen said...

Hey Jim - log on to jenniferkraemer.spaces.msn.com and apply for permission to view my pictures - there's just over a 100 of them so I don't want to overload your email! If that doesn't work I'll filter some out for you to see.
Cheers!
Jen

Jim said...

Thanks Jen! I have asked for access and await your approval

Jen said...

Jim - I added jim@capsizedcanoe.ca to the allow list so you should be good to go!