Yesterday morning, I ran Kristina's Race For Paws Virtual 5k/10k!
This was my first ever VIRTUAL race!
I must have been super excited to run the race because when I woke up at 4:11 am, I just could not fall back asleep! I still managed to look bright eyed and bushy tailed in my pre-race photo. (I also managed to be 3 minutes late for work. How does that happen when you wake up over an hour before your alarm was set!?)
It was dark and damp, but the temperature was a SCORCHING 39 degrees!!!!
I fueled up on iced coffee and one sip of water. Do as I say, not as I do.
Even though it was dark, the birds were chirping. I could hear them too because my mp3 player decided to stop working that morning!
I took my time on this run. A 10k PR is just not in me right now!
I warmed up and cooled down with a 1/3 mile walk.
I meandered all over the place...
I was happy to run to support Kristina and to support PAWS Chicago!
Post run photo with Jelly!
Post run photo with Chrissy!
I refueled with lots of Post Shredded Wheat, more coffee, and a banana.
6.2 miles is a weird morning distance for me to run. I was afraid I would be bored without my pod casts, but I wasn't.
All in all, I would say my first virtual race was a success. THANK FOR HOSTING, KRISTINA!!!!!
Have you ever run a virtual race?
When was the last time you ran without "entertainment" such as headphones or TV?