Skip to main content

Family Fitness Affair

What do you do when you sign up for an 8km run then have a hamstring 'issue' and can't run it? You volunteer with the race of course. Above is my son and husband loving every minute of the 8:30am start in the rain/snow on Feb 1st, 2009. I was there volunteering also but managed to dodge the camera.
My son having a great time using the STOP and SLOW sign.

My SUPER FAST sister-in-law finishing strong!

My brother finishing his FIRST 8km run!


Shannon said…
I love "the family affair," my kids love to get involve too. My son (10) will run his first 8k in March.
BEADLE said…
Thanks for taking all those photos Erin :)

Jeremy Hopwood said…
Thanks for volunteering at this race. Was cold enough running it let alone standing still

Popular posts from this blog

April Fools 1/2 Marathon Plus 15km cool down

After my minor breakdown at work on Friday, I set off on Saturday for Sechelt.  I have run the April Fool's Half Marathon two times and this was my third time.  It never fails to be hilly and hard.   Sunday morning I started off at in Gibsons ready to run to Mission Point Park.  I took it very conservatively knowing that I would be adding another 15kms on at the end of the 'race'.   I crossed the finish line, collected my medal, filled my water bottles, ate a  piece of bagel and a bite of banana and kept running west.   I do not recommend running your longest run before a marathon in Sechelt if you are not used to hills.  That place is full of 12-15% grades both up and down. At the end of the day, I ran from 9:17am - 2pm with a few quick breaks to refill bottles, eat gels and take few rocks out of my shoes.   After a shower and some real food, I was back on the ferry to North Vancouver.  Reward:  White Spot Legendary Burger combo with cheese and a Coke.  

Who is the April Fool for Running this Far?

With only two more long long runs before my marathon taper, I set out on a 34km adventure around Vancouver.  I had great company and I felt pretty good.  The hills in Vancouver won but I think it will be good training for next week's longest run and ultimately the marathon. Locarno Beach looking west Locarno Beach looking east