Over the summer while gearing up for major training, I joined an online challenge to run a 100 miles in one month. I figured if my coach could run 100 miles in a day, a whole month wouldn’t be so bad. Besides, I was getting close to it and I though it would be good incentive. In the heart of my training, I actually had a few months were I was over 100 miles.
Now normally I do not like virtual events like this, but to me this one was different. It wasn’t like running a virtual race. It was just about putting in the miles which I did. I maybe not always happily put them in but put them in I did.
I had forgotten that with this virtual challenge, I would also get a “belt buckle” even though they put it on a ribbon. It came this week with a t-shirt. I like it. I like it a lot.
Now honestly it is not the most beautiful medal hanging up, but I appreciate it. One of the reasons really is because there will come a time (not anytime in the near future) that I won’t be able to run 100 miles in a month and when that day comes I will have this to remind me of the things I have been able to accomplish.
Who knows maybe one day I will have one of these for a single event. Just kidding, Dawn:) Although, you just never know!
Have you ever done any virtual events?
If so, why or why not?