March 12, 2017- Burnaby, BC
We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early this past weekend at the Try Events Green Sock Half & Shamrock’n Race at Burnaby Lake.
I met up with my friends Brie and Courtney and together we ran the package pickup and then suited up to run the half marathon together. We were concerned about the threat of rain (although I had prepared a garbage bag dress for the occasion, just in case), and were thinking we might only do the first loop and bow out if it got too nasty.
Since I was running with pregnant ladies, I decided to let them lead the pace. We took it easy and enjoyed the time on the trail. It was a beautiful route around Burnaby Lake, with soft gravel and wood boardwalks through the marshes and the forest.
We took lots of snack breaks, and potty breaks. I shared my valentines day candy and we just enjoyed a leisurely pace over the two- loop course. It was tempting to stop after loop 1, especially since we knew there was a pancake breakfast at the finish line! However, we demonstrated a lot of will power and pushed on!
We probably completed our slowest half marathon ever, but we had a blast and we still earned our feast! I celebrated with my signature finish- line cartwheel, and a two- bite brownie!
Ps- the medals for this event are shamrocks with legs- Brie designed them and they are so stinking cute! I couldn’t stop smiling looking at them! Nice work (as always) Brie!
My son would also like to thank Try Events for the bag of bananas I got sent home with!