The day I registered for a couple virtual races was the same day that I found out -- officially -- I'd be working from home for the entire summer. At least. With a minimum of three more months of pandemic not-quite-lockdown facing me down and getting me down, I figured one of the only solutions for my personal health and fitness was to lockdown some real goals. Challenges are one thing but an actual, paid-for, medal-in-the-mail virtual race is another.
The rules I put in were simple:
- I'm not paying "on location" prices for a virtual run
- I wanted some bling
- Set dates & set distances were a must
I've often been tempted to fly out to Vancouver and run the half marathon there at least once. I wasn't really a runner when I lived there so never took advantage of anything more exciting than the Sun Run. I guess this year I'll be running it virtually. A shirt and a finishers medal awaits a completed challenge any time in July or August (and to be clear, I won't be double dipping with SeaWheeze!)