#34 Break a world record
When I first put this goal on my 10 year list, I had assumed that it would be more of a long-term goal.
Lucky for me, it’s the seventh item completed on my list.
Josh Dueck, a Paralympic silver medalist, partnered with Worksafe B.C. set out to break the world record for the most high fives in 24 hours.
He started his mission on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. and ended it at the same time on Saturday the 28th.
Within 24 hours, Dueck managed to high five 9,230 people at the Pacific National Exhibition and Empire Field, far surpassing the previous record of 3,130.
And I was one of those 9,230 people.
I’d like to think that I was the 3,131st person to slap his hand, but considering that I high fived Dueck mid-afternoon on Saturday, I highly doubt that was the case.
Regardless, I took part in breaking a world record, and I’m crossing it off my list.
7 down, 94 to go.
I am appalled at how much I ate.
But in my defence, it is truly impossible to be healthy at the PNE: if it isn’t your wavering willpower that gets you, the dozens of tempting smells will for sure.
Yesterday I enjoyed, in total, Wiggle chips, funnel cake, samosas, kettle corn, a Carribean colada smoothie (my health-ish choice of the day), deep fried Oreos and of course, mini donuts.
To be fair, I shared all of these with my mom and sister. But I still don’t even want to think about the amount of calories that were in my share.
I hadn’t been to the PNE in years, and the food available at the fair is definitely part of the experience.
Besides eating (and sometimes while eating), I watched the President’s Choice Superdogs show and the PNE’s 100 Years of Fun, scoured the Marketplace and walked through the Container Art exhibit which was very cool.
My highlight of the day (not counting my mom’s discovery of deep fried Oreos), was the free Mariana’s Trench concert.
I’m sure thousands stood, sat and kneeled to hear the band play: luckily we had grabbed our bleacher seats four hours before the show.
The wait was worth it because the show was phenomenal, and the band’s talent exceptional.
And because we were there so early, we got to watch their sound check too.
All in all, it was a day well spent eating and rocking out.
I am now off to go exercise.