I Lost My Wallet

Somewhere between Monday night and Tuesday noon. I lost or misplaced my wallet.

Once I discovered it was gone, I immediately notified my bank and cancelled all my cards. Leaving me with no cash in my possession.
Tina fortuitously has a stash of cash for these sort of emergencies.

But, for me a guy that almost entirely shops via credit card. I find myself in unfamiliar territory. I have no access to my own money in the bank for a few more days and it is an unpleasant feeling to effectively broke in my own little mind. Even though there is money in the bank.

My spending power is indelibly linked to those cards that I currently don’t have.

The second issue was, my identity. I know who I am. yet, without my ID I felt disconnected from the world. I couldn’t prove to the world that I am who I say I am!

It has been an interesting experience, this loss of my wallet. As my teacher Satyen Raja use to say, “A most interesting evolutionary experience!”

A WEE bit Sore

This morning took a little bit of effort for me to roll out of bed. Unlike how I normally would do it! Surprise, surprise I slightly overdid my physical activity the previous day. Ouuuccchhh. What were you thinking Neil?

I started by running 5km at lunch.

That was okay, no big deal. Though it was still a pretty fast pace with my running partner, who I affectionately call the gazelle. Still no big deal! Buuutttt…

Then I walked 7.88 km after work.

Image Neil Thrussell with walking time posted on it

I walked from my office to downtown Calgary. As you can see it was 7.88 km! At a reasonably brisk pace. and then….

Then like a fool I ran a 3km fun run!

Neil Running

So after a lunch hour run, then a walk after work I entered and ran in The Secret Marathon 3k fun race /walk, in Calgary on March 4th, 2020. Funds raised went to the Girl Guides of Canada!

This early in the season a 6:00 minute kilometre is FAST! Freaking fast for me!

You think I’m crazy!

Before and after the race I got to meet with Martin Parnell. Martin is truly an inspiration. I am training to run my third marathon. Martin has run over 250 marathons in one year! That’s right he ran 250 full 42.2 km marathons in one year. Who’s the crazy one now?

Image with Martin Parnell and Neil Thrussell

Martin was the driving voice behind the documentary “The Secret Marathon”

To learn more about the Secret Marathon go HERE

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