Vancouver Sun Run 2014

North America, Travel

DSC_0186  DSC_0191DSC_0195 DSC_0201Vancouver Sun Run 2014, check! The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada’s largest 10K road race since 1985. 2014’s race took place today, Sunday April 27th, with over tens of thousand of runners and walkers.

For my first 10km race I had a goal to finish under 1 hour. To my surprise I ran it just shy of 50 minutes (50 seconds under 50 minutes to be exact)! A great goal I had in mind was to run the race sub 50, but I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself.Screen Shot 2014-04-27 at 2.33.32 PMPs. for people who are making goals, a neat and motivating idea is to have a good goal and a great goal. The good goal would be something relatively-almost-certainly attainable. So that disappointment is, for the most part, out of the question. And a great goal is something you have to push for, and would be great if you accomplished it.

But I did it! I did my great goal! I’m happy with my time of 49:10, which placed me in the top 3 percentile for gals my age. Or top 2 percentile for all female runners!

I was really chilly at the start of the race, the weather was a overcast and windy with spitting showers, but about 20 minutes into the race the sun shone through. Only hurdles I had was pushing past the cold start, avoid someone else’s vomit at 5km and maneuvering around and between runners… but other than that, I really did enjoy my run! Hope next Sunday’s BMO Half Marathon (22km) goes just as well!

Congrats to everyone who ran or walked today! And a warm thank you to the street cheerers and spectators and all volunteers and staff who made the race a great event.

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