Sunday, March 4, 2012

Virtual Race

For the first time in my life, I participated in a virtual race.

I ran 3.4 miles for Jamie for her birthday!
This is Jamie. It's her birthday. 
Today was a whirlwind of projects and meetings, pushing the run to near midnight. It totally counts if I started out the door before midnight, 11:35PM to be exact.

It was cold, and the last thing I wanted to do in this awful snowy cold weather was to run. Did I mention it was cold? To top it off, all of the sidewalks were icy. But I went out and got it done. You're welcome, Jamie. :)
All bundled up and ready to go. Why, yes we are wearing hats with horns. 
It was the slowest 3.4 miles I've ever run since I started running with a pace of 12:05/mile, but I consider the run a success.
1. Neither of us slipped on the snow and injured ourselves (reason why the run was so slow)
2. We made it out the door in the nick of time to get our virtual racing in.

Good thing there was this virtual race, because after my successful long run on Friday, no running happened during the rest of the weekend. But I did think about running and talked about running a lot.

Saturday, Jamie and Mike visited me to drive over the Skunk Cabbage Half marathon course.
From left: Jamie,Stef, me, Mike
This was our self portrait with my ipod, myspace style, because that's always cool.

It was a lot of fun. It was nice to be able to talk for hours about fueling, marathon peeing, shoes, etc without scaring the other people away.

I normally get sketched out by random people adding me on facebook, but I love meeting running bloggers (strangers?) in person. It's hard to think about a blogger as a stranger. But my friend made a hilarious comment about how it's probably the worst idea ever to meet running bloggers, because if they turned out to be axe murderers, I wouldn't even be able to outrun them. Good point, good sir.

The faces of not axe murderers. 
So this was my weekend. Thanks for all your recommendations on fueling. I have about two months to try them all out and find out what works. Also, we should all meet up sometime! Have you guys ever run a virtual race? Or better yet ever hosted one? 


  1. Haha I loved your recap and this post! (The hats were great)!

    Don't forget to enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter on the finish line post (the same one you commented on)!

  2. I've run a Nike virtual race once and got a pretty cool shirt out of it! I'd really like to meet other running bloggers but I have no idea how this is done. Or even if I qualify as a running blogger.. So many complications! :-P