First of all, I’ve got to give a shout out to my friends who ran the Vancouver International Half Marathon yesterday — congrats to Danielle, Laura, Ali* and Jordy! I went to see if I could catch a glimpse of them crossing the finish line and, even though I was there when they all finished, somehow I didn’t actually see any of them. Oh well, I guess that’s what happens when almost 15,000 people are all running in the same race! It wasn’t a total loss for me, though, because I did get to see the winner and second place finisher of the full marathon cross the finish line (4 seconds apart), which was pretty cool… plus, I later saw my friend, Derrick, who was running in the full marathon when I was walking around downtown. I must say that it was pretty phenomenal to see people running (and finishing**) a race that long and made me feel like a total sloth***. Got me toying with the idea of finding a nice 5 or 10 k race near the end of the summer — give me a goal to work towards.****
Also, Al Gore is coming to UBC to give a talk on “Our Global Civilization: An Inconvenient Truth” on June 1st – and I just scored myself a ticket! Well, I didn’t actually score it myself… but I have connections, and so someone else scored it for me. I’m really looking forward to it! I’ll be sure to let you know how it is!
And, since no blog entry will be complete without an update on my shoes*****, I’m happy to report that, after taking the weekend off, the little beauties left LA this morning, stopped over in West Sacramento, CA and then arrived this evening in San Pablo, CA… so I think that they do have the delivery guy walking here in them. Oh well, if they do arrive on the 11th as scheduled, I won’t be able to wear them out for dinner with my friends on the 10th, but I will be able to wear them to the Nuthin’ But A Jersey party that I’m going to on the 20th… yup, nothing says “fashion sense” like a hockey jersey and wedge heels!
*I don’t actually know Ali, but she was running with Danielle, so she gets a shout out anyway.
**And some people were just barely finishing… like, they’d cross the finish line and collapse. They had medical teams standing by to run out and assist them, so I guess this is a common occurrence. That’s pretty friggin’ crazy if you ask me.
***Although I did manage to get myself out of bed and all the way downtown by 9 am on a Sunday morning, so that’s gotta count for something, right?
****Don’t worry, I’m sure this idea won’t last too long!
*****At least until I get my shoes. After that, you probably won’t need updates.