Yeti Set Go!

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So on a total whim I signed up for a 10k. I looked at my calender and said why not? Gotta start the year off somehow! I knew I wouldn’t pb since I hadn’t worked on speed or done much hill training .

Yeti Set Go was held out in surrey at Tynehead Park. It’s a small local race I would love to see it grow! (I do mean small I only saw about 35 of us..)

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This is Michelle. You can’t see it but she’s wearing a crocheted Yeti Hat! I will be getting mine shipped to me later! Can’t wait. Way better then a T shirt !

A shot of the start line! The fog barely lifted!
A shot of the start line! The fog barely lifted!

I ran as fast as I could. It was a double loop. With a serious hill in it! But it was a nice paved road within a park. I loved looking at all the frost as I ran and the movational messages written in chalk! My favourites being “Cold? RUN FASTER!”

The fog definitely made for a cold race but I’ll take the cold over rain any day! In fact the icy pavement made for a slippery first loop!

Either way I had the majority of my Burnaby friends cheering me on as I powered the finish line which was a blast!

1st race in my GT 2000s
1st race in my GT 2000s

So even though my hat wasn’t there I still got a medal and some awesome food afterwards!

Seriously cute medal!
Seriously cute medal!

I love it. The other highlight of today was meeting a runner face to face! Gary Jones was the race director and we finally got to meet in person. On behalf of the Running Room Burnaby 10k clinic thank you for organizing such a fun event!

Did I mention he's a scout?
Did I mention he’s a scout?

After the run some us went for Breakfast. Or Second Breakfast for me since I’m a Hobbit and it’s one of the best parts about running.  We tried to go to IHOP but it has since become an Earls so we opted for White Spot instead. It was great chatting about our remaining races and goals for the year.

I’m glad I signed up even if I didn’t beat my time, I had fun carpooling out and running with friends. Sometimes that’s what it’s all about right?

I still have a couple races to sign up for but expect an update on my running schedule/races for the year!

// M C Nemeth

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