I ran a Nike 10K once in Toronto and as soon as I crossed the finish line, I vowed to never run like that again, unless an insane clown or rabid bear were chasing me. Although I felt a swell of pride in what I had accomplished, it was overshadowed by pain everywhere - I think I was even hallucinating a bit.
If running is your thing and you participated in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K this past weekend, well done! If you felt the pain I mentioned and were maybe even hallucinating to the point you thought you saw Canucks forward Mason Raymond, rest assured he was actually there.
Raymond was an honourary Scotiabank charity challenge chair; he posed for photos, signed autographs and was his general happy self.
Here are two photos Canucks photographer Jeff Vinnick snapped of him. I have no idea what is going on in the picture below.