Running Vancouver

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No, I haven’t taken over the city. But I have a confession: there was a moment when I almost jumped up and shouted “Sign me up for the 2017 Run Van! #lifegoals!!!”. This was at the stage when this year’s marathon runners had started to pass my spot beside Second Beach, where a band with an Irish singer had set up camp.

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The sun was shining, the sky was blue and everything was just ridiculously beautiful. So beautiful that I forgot to put on suncream, but that’s neither here nor there.

I’m not sure of the result, but I assume these guys were in the Top Two. They passed me a good 10 minutes before anyone else, when there was only 10km left in the marathon.

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The Seawall, which marked those last 10km, was closed until 1pm, so I was able to walk it when it was still quiet. Apparently on a standard sunny Sunday, it would be packed.

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Look at those wide open spaces!

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The long and the short of it is that Vancouver is gorgeous. It’s not news to anyone who has been here, but confirms that they weren’t lying.

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Although I do question why NOBODY ever mentioned the Little Mermaid replica, The Girl in the Wetsuit (seagull optional).

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Fortunately, I did not have anyone to a) proclaim my #lifegoal intentions to and b) to slap me for using the hashtag #lifegoals, even in my head. So I won’t be running any marathon, but I will get up in the morning and run the Sea Wall. That’s good enough.

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