I signed up for a virtual race today. There is this company called Jost Running that coordinates virtual races of 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon distances. Instead of traveling to a race, the race can be right outside your home, on your treadmill, or at your favorite running track/trail. Of course, it can be a little hard to find a marathon route that doesn’t involve traffic. Unless you run on a treadmill, of course, but who wants to run 26.2 miles on a treadmill?
Anyway, I signed up for the 5k (3.11 miles) race, and, if I am successful in completing it, I should get a medal sometime in the next couple of weeks. The process should be simple: sign up, send them your running time, get your medal. We’ll see how it goes.
After all, it’s cold out and I don’t really feel like traveling somewhere to run my happy little heart out and then drive all the way back, sweaty, tired, and cold.