Goofy Week 18/Half-of-a-Half Marathon (Virtual) Race Report
Monday, September 05, 2011
Due to a severe lack of training this week, due in part to lingering illness (which thankfully is better by now) and complete overload at work that had me working after hours three nights during this work week, I only have one particularly noteworthy blog entry to share about Goofy week 18/W&D week 2! This week, many of my friends traveled to Disneyland for their annual half marathon weekend...and as you know, one of my big running-related wishes is to get out there one day and earn myself a coveted Coast to Coast medal! So I let a few sighs escape as I saw the Disneyland photos start appearing on my Facebook feed. Happy for my pals, but sooooo wanted to be out there partying with them!
A bunch of people in my online running group were feeling a bit bummed about missing out on the Disneyland party, so to commiserate and enjoy an extra bit of fun on this holiday weekend, we organized a virtual race. Basically, anyone in the group who wanted to would run a set distance (6.55 miles, a quarter marathon) on the course of their choice with the people they choose at a convenient time on Sat/Sun...oh yeah, and eat their choice of sweet treat at the finish (the recommendation was donuts or munchkins). Just for fun, I documented my virtual race experience with a blog and photos. Technically I ran alone, but didn't feel like it since I was "ghost running" my pals at Disneyland, my running buddy Laurie, who celebrated her birthday by running a half, and everyone else participating in this virtual race. I had a blast, and it was just the pick me up I hoped for at the end of a long, rather arduous work week! Here's the link to my (virtual) race report, and my other (non-training) blogs from earlier in the week can be found by going to the blog's home page and scrolling down, if you're interested.