Join the Leading Presence Vancouver Sun Run 2019 Team!
About a year ago at this time, I met with some old friends for dimsum. It was a very lovely and relaxed catch-up session. And at some point, my friend Mitch said one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard in my life. He smiled and said, “Ger, let’s do the Sun Run.” Our table of friends laughed, but for some blessed reason, I said sure!
It was a bit of a running joke at the time because neither of us are stellar runners – I can’t even say that I prefer running over many other physical activities – but we’re also not people to back down from challenges and commitments. And so my dear friend Mitch, along with a group of friends and I ran the Vancouver Sun Run as the first Leading Presence team last year.
How was I to know that so much would change that Spring. The day after the Sun Run, I moved out of Vancouver’s West End into a home in Burnaby, travelled more in 2018 than I anticipated, changed jobs and here we are again – time to make the decision about the Sun Run. There is something to be said about continuity and seeing the decisions that lie before you, time and again.
I have a few good friends who have joined this year’s Leading Presence team because they love to run: soccer players, naturally fit beauties. I’m still on Team Mitch – I’m going because I don’t back down, and for selfish reasons, I need to prove to myself that I can still do this! One step at a time, right? Blasting one 90s hit after another, time after time, I can haul myself over two of Vancouver’s aging bridges to experience the beautiful city skyline and ride the energy of the crowd in motion.
I invite you to join the Leading Presence Vancouver Sun Run team! We all have our reasons to walk or run - come and embrace yours. On April 14, 2019, let’s enjoy the outdoors and share a laugh at a nearby patio shortly afterwards.
Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register, and let’s see what happens between this year’s run and the 2020 Sun Run.
Early bird pricing ends February 15th ($49) and the regular fee is $59 (until March 15th).