I was putting together a nice, relaxing route through the trails in Pacific Spirit Park when I got the invitation to bring the marathon clinic to the Denman Running Room this weekend for waffles. Waffles? Waffles! It seems the local representative for a shoe company which *doesn’t* have a long and storied history involving a waffle iron will be cooking up waffles and I am not one to resist the lure of free food so I revised the route to include a detour to the West End for a mid-run Waffle Break!
Option 1 (shorten total distance by 2k) at Imperial & 16th Ave, cross 16th and continue straight on Discovery — RIGHT on 8th
Option 2 (shorten total distance by 3k) after crossing Burrard Bridge, take stairs and path down to Beach Ave — LEFT on Beach and go straight to False Creek Seawall path on the southwest side of David Lam Park — LEFT on Seawall path — at as you reach the park under the Cambie Bridge veer LEFT toward Marinaside and toward the concrete spiral on-ramp to cross the Cambie Bridge back to 7th Ave
Option 3 (2.5k add-on) stay on northeast side of Nelson St — take Nelson and cross Pacific Ave UNDER the Cambie Bridge off-ramp — turn LEFT on sidewalk on far side of the offramp — follow Pacific around to Quebec and continue to Science World — RIGHT at Terminal Ave toward Seawall path — LEFT on Seawall path — LEFT at Olympic Village onto Ontario St — RIGHT on Broadway — RIGHT on Yukon St — LEFT on 7th Ave