Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sun Running

After four plus years of being a runner in this city I finally did something that all Vancouver runners eventually must do - I signed up for the Sun Run.

I've been avoiding it for two reasons:

  1. I don't like crowds
  2. I can't stand having people in my way

Sunday should be interesting!

I didn't have a sudden change of heart and desire to lose myself in the crowd, I signed up 'cuz the coach told me to. I didn't do it willingly, I offered up some serious argument and heavy sarcasm before acquiescing.

Now that I've had some time to deal with the fact that I'm doing the race, I'm actually starting to look forward to it (just don't tell Alan!). I'm going for an aggressive time - a one minute PR, you'll get the full report here as to how it goes.


Anonymous said...

Hey Alison,

Good luck with the Sun Run crowds. The one time I did that run (okay, I'm a walker) a certain musician we knew in high school was there with his band. Maybe he's still got that test paper he used to bop us over the heads with and you could use it fend off the fools and idiots in your path.

Have a good race,
Angela C

Alison said...

Thanks Angela!

I had difficulty with the "crowds" at Safeway yesterday so I'm not sure how I'm going to deal with 60,000 people. That said, I despise Safeway but quite enjoy running so it will likely be a bit different (less grocery carts, if nothing else).

I'll keep an eye out for musicians, especially if they're wielding test papers!

Amy said...

You've been looking strong at practice lately I think a 1 minute PR is totally achievable.

Alison said...

Thanks Amy.

It's great that people have all this faith in me but I'm starting to feel the pressure!