Sometimes we need a little extra motivator. We live in a virtual world, so why not let a virtual “race” motivate you to get out the door? I will admit that I do enjoy the feel of an actual race, but sometimes that is not an option. I will also admit that in the past I may not have given these events the respect that they deserve. Really though if these events motivate someone to get out the door, why not? Besides they are a lot more cost and time effective than other events. Plus as with anything in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
I belong to many online running communities where I have and probably never will meet these women who inspire me. I had an online running coach who I only met for the second time at the NYCM. We do so much online anymore that virtual reality mixes in with the real world. So why should a virtual race be any different.
I recently signed up for Pi Day 5K event. The beauty of these events is that there is an online community to share your “race” with. Plus you can actually get a medal if you choose. I will say that I liked the medal, so I went for the whole package.
Who doesn’t love pie? I mean Pi Day. Although I am not a math lover, I think it’s kind of a cool play on the word pie. I might like it more for the word play than the actual math, but don’t tell my friend. So what is Pi?
You know what? That’s all I know about this type of Pi. I have no idea what it is used for and why math people love it so much. Now the other pie I know a lot about, but I digress. Anyway, I thought the medal for this virtual race was really cute and I liked the idea of my own personal race.
Isn’t it cute?
Now I know the official Pi Day isn’t until Tuesday March 14 (3-14), but we are supposed to get a BIG, BIG,BIG snowstorm Tuesday. So yesterday I decided to do my Pi Day 5K. You know what? It motivated me to run and run fast. Now if this was an actual 5K with other racers around me I might have not walked a time or two, but I still don’t care. I ended up having a really good run. Probably the fastest run that I’ve had in a while. It was a great motivator to me when I was finished. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
It was meant to be. Kind of cool too that my calories were exact. Could not have done that if I tried.
So even though I really don’t care about Pi (shhh), virtual events can be motivating. The bottom line really is that if it is something that will motivate, inspire, or push you; go for it. Because in the end, all that really matters is what will get you out the door.
DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
EVER DAMN DAY!