Monday, March 29, 2010

Running in the Rain

Sunday I woke up to torrential rain. Buckets and buckets pouring down on us poor Vancouverites. I would have been perfectly indifferent to the rain had I not had to wake up early and go running in it for the 5k Run for Life benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society. So 7:30am rolled around and I pushed myself out of bed to strap on my running shoes and take a stroll. My goal for the event was to finish in 45-50 minutes, and I finished in 50:05 minutes! I'm happy with that, not that it was a race, but I finished in 107th place out of 120 people, my dad finished 108th, and I'm super proud of him. We stuck together for most of the race, I did run ahead of him for a while and I ran the final stretch. I think that that is the furthest he's walked in a long time. He and my mom are getting ready to do the Vancouver Sun Run in May and that is a 10k run/walk,and while my mom is running it, I'm thinking that I'm going to walk it with my dad.

As it was a fundraiser, and not a serious race, there were door prizes at the end of the run. And I won one. I won a gift basket filled with candies and coke!! There was a pack of Skittles, two packs of Twizzlers, chocolate covered bisquits, and two bottles of coke, but there was also season 2 of The Tudors, and what appears to be an action movie called JCVD: Jean-Claude Van Damme. All I could do was laugh when I picked it up, and I did take it home, but I pawned the candy off on my brother.

I bought myself a new pair of runners on Sunday as well. Good, sturdy, proper running shoes. They are much more comfortable than the cheap-o runners that I was using before, so I'm anticipating fewer blisters on my feet after this!

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