Gettin’ it done, every day in 2020. 🏃♀️ As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I kicked off 2020 with two running challenges:
Virtual races and challenges seemed odd to me at first, but thanks to social media, apps, and hashtags they're interactive and fun. I love seeing where other people run, and watching them reach their goals.
I’m headed into Loop 2 of the 465 Challenge. (Of course, I made a video. I wanted to see if I could make an emoji car 🏎️ travel I-465.)
It's interesting how much a virtual race (or two) can help me find my way back to fitness after slacking over the holidays.
I'm determined to get in at least 4 loops by Feb. 29. I have two Best Damn Race Half marathons in February to help me reach that goal. Woo. Hoo!
I registered for the 465 premium challenge. That means I'm earning a medal and shirt for my efforts.
Registration is open until Feb. 29. There's a discount and picture of the medal on my Race Discounts page.
My first in-person 2020 race is next weekend. It's one of my faves, the St Pete Beach Classic. I don't expect to run fast since I'm not fully trained, but I feel better overall thanks to the challenges.
#RunnerMotivation #Motivation #WeRunSocial #FloridaRunner #PretendToRunIndy #RunIndy #ThisOldRunner #465VirtualRunChallenge #465BR #OptOutside #Bibchat
Vision Event Management is helping people maintain healthy resolutions with the inaugural 465 Virtual Challenge. Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 29 participants are challenged to complete 53 miles of exercise, the distance of the loop I-465 forms around central Indiana.
The idea is to motivate people to continue to exercise long past the usual 2-week lifespan of a resolution.
Run 53 Miles Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 29, 2020
I'm in for the Inaugural year of the 465 Challenge! I know it's going to help me stay motivated for my upcoming races.
On January 1, participants receive a tracking form from the race organizers. Track your exercise on the form and submit it when you finish your 53 mile loop. Join a Team for added motivation. I joined the BibRave Team. There's also a 465 Challenge Facebook Group.
53 miles in 60 days works out to less than 8 miles per day. 7.75 miles to be exact. You can do more than one loop of 53 miles if you want. For example:
• 24 Hour Club - Finishing 53 miles in one day!
• Looper Club - Complete more than one loop!
People who challenge themselves even further will get shout outs on socials.
Choose a Registration Option
There are two registration options: Premium and Basic.
Premium registration costs $39.99; finishers receive:
• Bumper Sticker
• Race Bib
• Certificate of Completion
Basic registration is $24.99; finishers receive:
• Bumper Sticker
• Race Bib
• Certificate of Completion
Use code: BIBRAVE to SAVE 10% OFF either option.
Learn more and register at 465challenge.com.
A Social Virtual Race
Remember, it's a VIRTUAL RACE: that means you can complete it on your favorite road, trail or treadmill or pool. Walk, run, bike, skip, crawl to reach 53 miles.
Vision Event Management will send frequent emails including encouragement, updates on how many miles participants should have completed and a suggested training program.
Be part of the larger community of runners by sharing your efforts and progress on social media. Tag @465Challenge and use the hashtag #465Challenge. Follow the hashtag on Instagram and Twitter to see how everyone is doing.
Registration Ends on February 29, 2020
Not sure right now? No worries. You have until February 29 to register. But it'll be much better if you get motivate right now!
Register at 465challenge.com. Don't forget to use code: BIBRAVE to SAVE 10% OFF either option. You'll receive your challenge swag in March.
Good luck, everyone!
Disclaimer: I received a #WRD5K registration as a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
Today, I received my commemorative BocoGear trucker 🧢, race bib, and a fun ALIGHT sticker from the World Refugee Day 5K virtual run.
On June 20, 2019 I ran VIRTUALLY with lots of people in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda 🌍 and around the world! 🌏🌎
It felt good to run for a reason. All the funds raised from the run support refugees through the American Refugee Committe (which is becoming ALIGHT) Alight provides health care, clean water and other life saving services.
Thanks to Bib Rave, Represent Running, and Soul Focus Sports for letting me participate in this meaningful race. See you next year!
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Here's a video of JT Service of Soul Focus Sports explaining a bit about today's World Refugee Day 5K taking place in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda.
Disclaimer: I received a #WRD5K registration as a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), & check out BibRave.com to review, find, & write race reviews!"
Register by 6/20 to SAVE $5 & Get a Hat!
Share Your Run on Social with #WRD5K
Don't forget to share your run on social media with the hashtag #WRD5K. And when you get your new Boco Gear cap we want to see you in that, too!
I hope you'll join me, Bib Rave, Represent Running, and Soul Focus Sports today by getting in a 5K run for #WorldRefugeeDay
I ran a hot, humid, sweaty 3.1 miles in sunny Florida today as my virtual run. I was thinking about the guys in the video above the whole time!
#WorldRefugeeBR #WRD5k #BibRavePro #BibChat #WorldRefugeeDay5K
Disclaimer: I received a free entry to K9sUnited 9K virtual race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews
(Video credit: ThisOldRunner)
A Virtual Race for Canine Heroes
Since I couldn't be in Apopka on December 1st to race in person, I opted to run my 9K (5.59 miles) virtually. A virtual race means you race when you can, where you are. You can run on the actual race day, or as close to it as possible. I was recovering from a sinus infection, so I ran a few days after the race date.
Lucky for me, my race day was gorgeous. As you can see in the photos below, it was a blue sky day. I ran my miles around and around a local lake. The lake loop is just over a mile, so I ran it 5 times.
I'd tell you my race time if I could. My watch was on low battery about 40 minutes in. And it wasn't tracking anything when I finished. But this race wasn't about time. It was about the K9s. So it's all good. Plus, it felt wonderful to get outside and run again after being sick.
(Photos credit: ThisOldRunner)
The only downside to running the virtual option is I missed seeing the K9 dogs and their partners in action on race day. There was an impressive K9 demonstration after the race in Apopka.
Three More K9s United Races in Florida
If you enjoy running for a reason like I do, try a 9K for K9s! There are three more races in Florida scheduled for next year. Try the 9K, 5K, or one-mile fun run.
Special Note: The race in Jacksonville, Florida on May 11, 2019 will be to honor Fang. Fang was killed in the line of duty this year.
#Apopka #BibRavePro #K9 #K9sUnitedBR #BibChat #RunFlorida #K9Partners #K9Demonstration #K9Training
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