My 21K Stroll!

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/flattery/

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.

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First, I found my race number…

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

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

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As we headed up Johnson

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We hit the 2K mark

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Then down Cook and through the Park

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Out of the Park

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and then back into the Park again…

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

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Including Maynard!!  Go Maynard!

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

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Then, the turn-around to head back

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Here’s what we see on the run back

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

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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.

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There he goes…

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And here I go towards the end…

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

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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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