For those of a more literary persuasion, here's the original screenplay:
The week leading up to this unique event has been my first of running since the marathon. I had found myself running at surprisingly high speeds, and unsurprisingly, loving it.
So it was for the pure joy of running, and the uniqueness of the event, that I found myself at the opening of Calgary airport's second runway for "Run the Runway".
It had been raining on my way there, the sky somehow clearing by the time the ribbon was cut and we lined up.
There was no chip-timing, but there was a start/ finish and a clock, so it was highly unlikely I'd be able to restrict myself to going easy pace. There was a bit of a funnel of people standing in front of the startline along with lots of cameras, so it wouldn't be a quick start.
Mayor Nenshi high-fived me and many others at the beginning. Benard Onsare, multiple winner of the Calgary Marathon, was there and rocketed rapidly into the distance.
I took a kind of double selfie after 2 minutes. I like the way it turned out, stretching back into the distance.
I used a new attachment on the GoPro called "the frame", light and compact.
Having read quite a few stories about running in Kenya, I know 2 words of Swahili. I asked if he had been going all out or just "pole-pole" (pronounced "po-lay"), which means to go slow or take it easy. He was rather surprised to say the least. The 2 volunteers he was talking with were from Tanzania and Uganda respectively: "How much can you speak?" asked one. "The only other word I know is 'mzungu'." That word means "white man", and got a laugh.