I love working out with a purpose, whether it’s something big like 24 Hours of Booty or the Avon Cancer Walk, or something homegrown like Tri to End Homelessness. In the homegrown vein, you can consider participating in or supporting the Run for Jack, conceived by a soldier friend of mine.
Such events contextualize our training, giving us an opportunity to appreciate our health, our support network, our planet. They give greater meaning to endurance sports, which often can feel quite selfish.
Speaking of which, I’ll get a Vancouver race report up soon. We have a lot of great images depicting the crazy chop in the bay, the turns on the bike, the fun of the run.