So, I did my fourth half marathon of the year last week. I don't know why I keep doing this to myself, as I really don't like running. That's not quite accurate, as I know why I do it - I might not like running, but I like not being as overweight as I had been.
The Vancouver Rock and Roll half marathon was on a very nice day with a beautiful run through a really nice city. I'd recommend it, though I'm disappointed in my time (leg cramps at km 15 slowed me a whole bunch).
I notice I enjoy running the races more when I have someone running with me. We aren't on the same pace, but sharing the experience with someone else makes the whole thing that much more enjoyable.
The Donner and Blitzen 21k is next month - I think I'm going to sign up for it, because apparently I never learn.