The first virtual race I ran was the New Years Resolution Run For the Love of Kids, an organization that raises money for The Hole in the Wall Gang, a camp set up by Paul Newman. The camp is a year round center that serves children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. You could choose from a 1 mile, 5K or 1/2 marathon; I choose the 1/2 marathon.. Dates to run the race were set at 1/31/12 midnight to 1/1/13 midnight.
How did I do? I was scheduled to work New Years Eve and normally I just go home and we celebrate with fondue and I'm in bed by 10 p.m.! This year we were invited over to a friends house, we planned on only staying 'a little bit', instead we ended up having such a great time playing games and drinking that we didn't get home until 12:30 a.m. Lesson learned.....don't run a race after working 12 hours, stay up until past midninght AND drink heavily!
Don't I look good after that run?
And look at the bling that I received in the mail.
Next up is the Valentine's Day Run. Again, I signed up to run 13.1 miles (the 5K was sold out). Run is ont he calendar and nothing is going on February 13...!