Great day up at Birch Bay, running the half marathon. The skyline was beautiful, with Canada in sight throughout the course, snow on the ground, snowcapped peaks in the distance. A fast course, but I didn't run fast--I was out for a trot. The weather was terrific, at about 34 degrees at the start, but climbing to mid-40s as the day got going.
The first three miles are along the waterline, and then the course heads over to Drayton Harbor. I was able to see the Peace Arch--the actual Peace Arch, as well as White Rock, in the near distance. Then, onward over by Semiahmoo, with a finish back to Birch Bay State Park.
Rich has the marathon on his calendar for a while, and ran an amazing race. I was happy to come up, trot my half, and then cheer him on at the end. Great to see Linda, Reed, and some other great peeps. Somehow missed Stan, but I heard he was out there. The Pearsons and their team put on a terrific event. When the weather is good, this is as beautiful a course as anywhere. That was today.