Little Big Run 2008

I am not a runner – I prefer walking. So yesterday, I participated in the 5 K walk at this year’s Little Big Run.

The hardest part was getting up at 6.30 on a Sunday to actually get to the start. In fact, I had to first ride 7 K on my bike to get to the “run” and of course I rode my bike back after that (more on the bike stuff in tomorrow’s post).

The Little Big Run was founded by The University of Alberta, Capital Health and the City of Edmonton and the idea is to get people moving. This year, there was even a 1 K walk, especially for those folks for whom even that is a challenge – some of my patients actually did this one – pretty much a “miracle” for some.

Of course there were all the usual “fitness types” out on the course, but more importantly, I was happy to see how many “normal” folks showed up, kids, walkers, pets and all. I am sure, for some, this was the first time they’d ever actually walked downtown.

Congrats everyone for showing up! Thanks to the organizers for pulling this off! Thanks to all the sponsors for their great support!

Edmonton, Alberta