Running in Stanley Park

My office is quite close to Stanley Park in the grand scheme of things – about 1.5 kilometers along Vancouver’s picturesque and idyllic (and flat) seawall. Taking an opportunity to have a trot in my own city, and play a little bit of tourist, was a lot of fun. It also reminded me that I shouldn’t penalize myself (I really do, frankly) for stopping – to take pictures, or slow to a walk for a bit to rest).

The fantastic thing about running along the seawall is the fact that it’s flat. I live at the base of Burnaby Mountain, admittedly a small mountain, but a big hill. All of my routes (well, both) have elevation changes. Wherever I go, I’m faced with a hill. My preference is to get the hill out of the way at the front end, but then I might encounter hills on the way home. If you get the idea that I’m not yet adjusted to hills, you’re right.

The seawall is a lovely place to run, right along Burrard Inlet. The seawall was also kind of busy on a Friday night, considering it’s closed to bicycles right now – I was quite surprised. However, it wasn’t a burden, and the weather was great: warm, but overcast.

My route is below. My photo gallery from the run can be found here.

Insurance is my profession, and one of my passions. Motorcyclist, runner, skier, photography newbie. Nerdy tech geek, craft beer enthusiast. Thoughts are my own. Snark is omni-present.

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