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Bowen Islanders complete Seattle Half Marathon
This past Sunday, a group of Bowen Islanders stood amidst thousands of keen runners at the start of the Seattle Half Marathon, all of us buzzing with anticipation to pass by 21.2 km of the city’s finest scenery. A lone, lovely voice floated the American national anthem. As her song ended, the Canadian national anthem bubbled from my throat and the Bowen contingent spontaneously added their voices to our own anthem of unity, strength and freedom. Records were broken that day as first-timers accomplished a physical feat of endurance previously only dreamed of.
After 10 weeks of training on Bowen’s hilly terrain, Positively Fit’s half marathon group was prepared to take on Seattle’s famously challenging course. In addition to running, we laughed (a lot) and shopped (a lot). For me, Sunday’s experience confirmed that life’s marathons are easier when done shoulder to shoulder with people you adore. It was a fabulously memorable weekend I look forward to repeating next year. Well done, all.