Enter the BMO Vancouver Marathon. No...I'm not going to attempt a full or half marathon. (Not yet). But they do have an 8k that sounds like a perfect next step.
Before I could give myself a chance to talk myself out of it...I registered. And got a friend to sign up with me. And I'm working on getting everyone else I know to sign up as well.
Strength in numbers right?
After happily posting about my decision on Facebook (because...duh...that's what you do right?) I got a lot of responses from my running friends about how 8k is their favourite distance and how amazing the 8k BMO course is.
Naturally I had to check out the course map and hello?...we are running through Stanley Park? Um...yes please!
|The 8k run starts at point 13...|
Next on my list - buy new shoes and break them in before my January event. Also - make a Snow White running costume.
The key element of my costume - the yellow skirt from Sparkle Athletic - has been ordered and is on its way. Now I actually have to do some sewing...hmmm...
And finally...it's damn cold out there now. I run after the kids go to bed...and my lungs hurt halfway through...time for some motivation courtesy of Pinterest:
Just keep running...just keep running...