My 2010 Olympics started a few days earlier than the official start date when I got to run along side my mom the Torchbearer!
I went with her to the collection point and got to see and hold the lantern that housed the flame. That flame was lit back in October in Olympia, Greece and had travelled thousands of kilometers to reach West Vancouver on Feb 10.
After my mom loaded up on the Torchbearer shuttle my dad and I went to her starting point. At first we were the only ones waiting for her but slowly the location filled up with our friends so much so that I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to see her! While my mom was lighting her Torch, one of the VANOC security people whispered in my ear that I could run along side her. Wow, I couldn’t believe it! So as she started her 300 meter run I tagged along. It was the best!