A virtual run - is there really such a thing? Yup. And actually, it's a misnomer. It should be called a Virtual Race, not a Virtual Run. You're actually running, you're just not actually racing. But still, what the heck is it? The people behind World Run Day have organized a Virtual New Year's Day Run. Weird, right? Maybe not! You choose when, where, and how far you want to run; then you download your e-bib off the website, and just go! I registered for 5 miles, since that's what was on my schedule, and, per the race instructions, made a small donation to the Texas SPCA, one of my favorite charities.
So, I got up this morning, still stuffy and coughing, looked at the thermometer, ...and chickened out. I decided to wait until it had at least gotten above freezing to leave the house. Once noon rolled around, the temps had hit 32, and the sun was out, so I did my 5 miles. After a week of not running at all, and still feeling fairly yucky (but much better than the previous couple of days), I did it - but I walked it. I decided there was no point in pushing myself too far while I'm still in recovery mode and doing more damage than good. But I was determined I was going to get those 5 miles in. So I stuffed my pockets full of kleenex, bundled myself up, and set out. Felt great after going, too!
- 5 mi; 1:27:20; 17:28 min/mi avg