I flew into YVR from Grand Junction late on Friday night. I had just enough time to hear the Canucks blow a 2-1 lead in the dying seconds of their playoff game as I sped away from the airport in a taxi and to go for late dinner with my husband before crawling into bed. On Saturday morning I was ready and raring to go for a quick and easy 20 minute shakeout run though.
It was a beautiful morning. We walked from our hotel, past the Vancouver Public Library.
And past the Terry Fox statue in front of BC Place.
We decided to run the pathway around False Creek towards Science World.
There was plenty of stopping for pictures!
We saw this interesting looking dinosaur made out of garbage.
We headed back towards our hotel by running up over the Cambie Street Bridge. Of course I had to have my photo taken with the BMO Run Vancouver banners above me!
After a quick shower and breakfast Neil and I made our way to the BMO Marathon packet pick up. After I grabbed my bib we made quick work of going through the vendors at the expo because we had someplace to be! I stopped to grab some BMO Vancouver Marathon beer glasses though.
Where were we off to? I had some twitter friends to meet up with for lunch! I’ve known Nikki for years but I finally had a chance to meet Krista, Solana, Alex and Alanna. Solana also invited a special guest to our lunch…Bart Yasso!
What a great opportunity to chat with Bart! He’s so friendly, supportive and loves to chat running. It was an incredible experience and I’m glad he was able to join us! It was also great to meet some of ladies I’ve been following on twitter too.
Up next, my BMO Vancouver Half Marathon race report!