My 21K Stroll!

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

So, yesterday was many things, including Canadian Turkey day, which I will write more about later.  But yesterday was also the day I strolled the half marathon here in Victoria.  I’ve run it before, power-walked it before, and completed the full 42K marathon as well (that’s the plan for next year again!), but yesterday I just wanted to walk and take pictures.  And, since it was not raining, I did!

The strolling adventure for the weekend started on Saturday when I went (with Kevin’s cousin Kirsten – running the marathon – and her other half, Maynard – running the half) to pick up my racing bib.


First, I found my race number…


Then checked my chip (friends and family can even track you live online these days!)


Then Sunday morning, at 7:30 am, the half marathon stroll began.


As we headed up Johnson


We hit the 2K mark


Then down Cook and through the Park


Out of the Park


and then back into the Park again…


Then, finally, out onto Dallas where the actual half marathon runners were already heading back


Including Maynard!!  Go Maynard!


Shortly thereafter, we reached the 10K mark (basically half-way)


Then, the turn-around to head back


Here’s what we see on the run back



At some point along here I met Bacon.  I was wearing a shirt that said “Got Bacon?”  And here he was!!  We hugged…


Now, what you need to know is that the half marathon starts at 7:30 am, and the full marathon starts at 8:45.  Here is the winner of the full marathon blowing by me as I was getting towards the end of the race – about 2K to go.


There he goes…


And here I go towards the end…




Ta-da!!  I finished almost last – there were many pictures to take after all!!


Next year, 42K 🙂

Posted on October 10, 2016, in Daily Post and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. WOW. Congratulations!

  2. Woohoo! You did it! And managed to get great shots and a Bacon hug in, too! 😀 You rock!

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