GoodLife Victoria Half Marathon - One Hell of a Race!

After completing the MEC Series 7 Half Marathon at Garry Point in Steveston, Richmond, BC last weekend and achieving a new personal best timing for a half marathon (yay!), I somehow also managed to tear my heel, so I unfortunately had to stop running and rest up for the entire week.

I had planned on participating in the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon the week after with a couple of friends, so I really wanted to make sure that my leg was fully healed and be prepared to run my heart out (and possibly achieve another personal best?).

Fast forward this past weekend - with my leg just about 85% ready, and with absolutely no running (or exercise in general) this past week, my friends and I took the ferry across to Victoria for the run. This also marks my first time participating in a race outside of Vancouver, so I was very excited to make a statement!

GoodLife Victoria Half Marathon
GoodLife Victoria Half Marathon

Long story short, the course was very fun, but it was definitely a lot more challenging than I expected! There was a good mix of uphills and downhills, and I ended up placing 395/2818 half marathon participants. Not my fastest time, but not too shabby being still partially injured!

I look forward to blogging more runs in the future, and I also have a couple more exciting runs planned for next year as well! I have really been wanting to try a destination run, and I do plan on going somewhere outside of North America for that in the coming months.

Until next time!

Joseph Choi

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Joseph is an Simon Fraser University Alumni; BBA in the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Communications, Arts & Technology (FCAT), minor in the Faculty of Communications. I love great stories - I have a deep passion for doing things that tells a great story, and I want to learn about yours. I’ve been fortunate enough to start / work with some amazing individuals in my life, building non-profits, charities, for-profit companies, etc. I love the freedom of creating something from nothing - it's absolutely rewarding. I love to fail hard and fast - it’s not only a great way to learn, but also a fantastic way to have some great stories and reflections to tell after. My natural curiosity for life is what drives me to explore new opportunities, and what typically leads me into scenarios (often funny!) most wouldn’t put themselves in. I love being personal - and I'm always open for great conversations. Message me today if you'd like to talk about technology, startups, design, business and more. Learn more on my portfolio: