Spoiler alert...I am happy to admit I was wrong!
Over the past year my awesome support team grew exponentially due to the friends I'd made in the running community. I'd venture to say TYS10K is one of the most popular races in Toronto with the online running community. Of the runners I chatted with regularly on social media, at least half of them were going to be racing or cheering.
Although the morning of the race was chilly, I quickly found warmth in the smiles and hugs of many of the friends I saw every time I turned around. It was particularly inspiring to see all of the Justice League Runners gathered for fun photos and media coverage. The Canada Running Series Digital Champions were also gathered, each and every one snapping runfies and tweeting them out. The number of photos that were taken in that little parkette that morning was incredible!
I had no idea I could possibly improve on what I previously thought was perfect. I loved everything about last year's race-- but this year? It was better than best. I have a feeling that whatever races I sign up for each year going forward, Toronto Yonge Street will always be on my list.