Once again, I took on the Sun Run. After doing it in 2005 and 2006, I took 2 years break because there were always finals right after the Sunday Run, but this year… well, I don’t have to keep reminding everyone that my final exams were finished in 3 days.
This year I didn’t have much time to train… I spent most of my exercise time in the weight room, but I managed to run a f ew times in the past week to prime my body. Lack of training was not the only challenge; I managed to chat late into the night with a certain special lady whose name starts with T and ends with sodium (Na), and got myself 5 hours of sleep.
But the weather today was perfect for a jog: cool and cloudy, but dry.
This is what the crowd looks like from the back at 8am.
This is what the crowd looks like from the front at 9am.
I was off to the side; the crowd of 50,000 looks even more impressive if you take the picture from the right place:
Anyway, I ran pretty well this year. In fact, I felt so good that I thought I could run another 10K when I finished.
The gear check this year is much, much more efficient. My brother warned me that last year he had to wait 40 mins to get his gears, so that I should run to grab our stuff as soon as we cross the finish line. I did. And I waited for less than 40 seconds, because they grouped the bags into the categories of runners (by color), and sorted the bags by number.
So I headed into BC stadium for the sweetest oranges of the year. Seriously, they taste like heaven after 10K run.
Just look at Guy #14199.
The bananas were ok, but after you stand in front of the oranges for 5 minutes eating at least a dozen pieces, you kinda have to move down the line.
So I was happy:
That’s a free yogart in my hand. I grabbed two.
That’s all the time I have today to write about the Run. Next year I would definitely write more if Tina joins me 🙂
She texted my results the next morning: 56:46. I honestly forgot my time last year, but I don’t think I improved this year. Next year, next year.