Every year in late April, our biggest newspaper, the Vancouver Sun, sponsors a 10k run called the Sun Run. It was yesterday, and was my 3rd time running it. It is now the 2nd largest 10k in North America, and this years even had just under 60,000 ppl racing!! It is so scenic, most of it is going along the seawall by the ocean – the only brutal part are the two hills to get up onto the bridges.
this line of runners goes waaaaay beyond the end of this photo…about 4 blocks past the red balloon arch at the end.
The run went really well, I finished with a time I was pleased with, but best of all, it didn’t snow. Not like that is usually a concern at this time of year but all of last week, they were actually forecasting SNOW. Yes I realize this is Canada, but snow in Vancouver is finished as of February at the latest. We went out for drinks on Friday night and it was literally a blizzard outside. We had a snowball fight on the way home…nervously laughing it off in hopes that the white conditions would be a distant memory in two days. Luckily…it was, and the Sun Run was actually sunny.
So sunny, that our annual post-race brunch was warm enough that we sat outside while we enjoyed our eggs benny. Ah, springtime.