Running Like the Wind

Yesterday Sym participated in the Starbucks Run for Women 1k for girls under 12, raising $185 for Plan Canada’s Because I’m a Girl initiative. Thank you so much to everyone who donated!


Yay Symmie!! Honestly though I don’t think she enjoyed doing it and from now on she might just go running with her dad for fun.

The run was at UBC (the University of British Columbia) by Thunderbird Stadium. I didn’t know how long it would take to get there and didn’t want to be late (I actually had an anxiety dream about missing the whole thing, except in my dream it was a 1k for POMERANIANS and I had planned on entering Georgie in it, wtf brain) so we took a cab out there, which cost approximately ONE MILLION DOLLARS, so we decided to take the bus back. Seeing as how I attended two Lollapalooza concerts there in the early 90s (YEAH I DID) I erroneously believed it would be super easy to get a bus. THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. UBC is huge and confusing and we seriously wandered around for a million years, finding nothing but bus stops for busses that didn’t run on the weekend. When we finally found one where other people we waiting I REFUSED to move, insisting on taking the first bus that came along that would get us OUT of the university. Which we did, and it actually worked out because the bus took us to the station to get a train that would take us the Michael’s, where I needed to pick up some glitter and ribbon for banners. But. Michael’s is on Broadway, which is basically 9th Avenue. We caught the bus on 16th Ave and it let us off on 41st. WE WENT FIFTY-SIX BLOCKS OUT OF OUR WAY. Lesson learned, from now on I will always figure out bus routes ahead of time.

5 Replies to “Running Like the Wind”

  1. Congratulations to Sym! She’s officially completed more athletic contests than I have (unless you count me being on the winning teams for both FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL in 5th grade). I was also tug of war champion in like, first grade….

    She is such an AWESOME kid–I hope you share our comments with her. And, of course, Tanie, it helps that she has an awesome mom who is encouraging her to be an activist at such a young age. 🙂

    1. It wasn’t really a contest, it was more like a fun run, and it was actually her dad that got her to do it (running is not my idea of super fun times, especially right now).

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