Happy Top 5 Tuesday! Today I’d like to breach the topic of Virtual Runs. I did my first Virtual Run two weekends in my neighborhood. It was for the Hogwarts Running Club: Platform 9 3/4. If you don’t know what any of that means, think Harry Potter. I signed up for the Virtual Run because it went towards a charity (I think for children’s literacy). The medal is gorgeous and shows the front of Hogwarts Express with the famous Platform written on it. Also, on the radar this month, runDisney announced their Running Shorts series highlighting Pluto, one of the best Disney dogs around. Anyway, I am so much on the fence about Virtual runs and if it’s really a training run or how to categorize it in general. So next up are the five thoughts I had while running my first Virtual Run for 9 3/4 miles.
Top 5 Tuesday: 5 thoughts about Virtual Runs
1. Connecting with social media is pretty cool with virtual races. The ability to use a simple hashtag to connect with other runners is amazing. I’m going to put this all over Instagram.
2. Is this considered a race if I’m running at race pace? Or is this a training run?
3. This Hogwarts Running Club medal is truly unique. But Did I really earn a medal or was it given?
4. I’m glad I’m not think wearing that computer paper race bib I could have downloaded around my neighborhood. The neighbors might talk lol.
5. Yay! That was fun. *Looks at FitBit* I should have gone faster. I could have gone faster. Darn it, Candice.