And so it's been raining and raining and raining every morning and afternoon since I got here on Tuesday night (it is now Friday night in Vancouver). Today, though, it rained less and when I was out doing my final training run, I even had to endure a pretty strong glare from the sun towards the end.
Everyone including the various weather predictors say that Sunday will be sunny(er) so I'm definitely gonna keep my fingers crossed. I have, however, gotten myself a water-resistant windbreaker just in case ;)
Anyway, I am now bunking at my sister's pad while she and her kiddies are on a weekend getaway in nearby Victoria with my folks and other sister. Though I've been here on two separate occasions before this over the last four years or so, the view from her TV room still takes my breath away.
|The breathtaking view from my sister's TV room|
From the other corner of her apartment, you can see the majestic Burrard Bridge, which will mark KM 29 of my 42K race this Sunday! Unfortunately, my family members will be cheering me on in spirit as they only get back from Victoria on Monday, but my bro-in-law and his mum will be waiting for me at the finishing line so all is good :)
Anyway, I will end my post today with some photos from the last couple of days. Enjoy.
|My sis was all smiles at the gorgeous sight of the Stanley Park Seawall. |
I managed to trick her into doing her very first 10K at the very place
where I did my first non-stop 10K training run in Dec 2009. Sweet!
|This breathtaking place will be my playground from KM 30 to 40 at the Vancouver Marathon this Sunday ;)|
|Rania and Roen, my cheeky monkeys! :)|
|With Queen Rania; this was the very first shot of me on this trip. Doesn't she look like me? ;)|