Have you ever been a part of a virtual run? Have you ever heard of a virtual run? This doesn’t mean you think about running and it’s like you are virtually there! I had never been a part of one until recently. I signed up for one through this wonderful group. They are raising money for doing away with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, DAWS. I became connected with them through this wonderful wordpress friend. (It is amazing how small a world the internet is.)
So what is Spinal Muscular Atrophy? Here is a link that I found that explains it better than I ever could.
What I love about the virtual run is that you can set the day and time as well as the distance you want to run. Then you complete your goal and post a picture on their facebook page and they send you a really cool medal like the one I received in May for the cool race of “May the fourth be with you”. I of course completed it on may fourth and did 4 mile bike ride and an 8 mile run at the gym because the weather was not so great on that day, another advantage of virtual running. So I didn’t have to get up early, drive to the event or stay at a hotel the night before and was still able to compete and receive some bling.
If you have never entered a virtual run, give it a try. Their next run is happening now until November 4th and you not only get this cool medal but you are helping to find a cure. You can sign up for $30 and it is a donation to the fundraising campaign. So it is a win-win for everyone.
I would love to hear about any other virtual runs you have competed in. Who can’t use a little extra bling and be helping out this crazy world at the same time.