Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Virtual Kick-Off!

First of all, congrats to everyone who completed the Boston Marathon on Monday!  I was tracking four runners at work via the Boston Marathon website: Beth and Mel (bloggers) and Todd (an attorney that works for our company) and Bri (who went to high school with future hubs).  I called my brother Ryan, who lives in Boston, to ask if he watched the marathon at all.  He didn't this year due to the congestion on public transit, but he fondly remembered when we were spectators last year when I visited him.

There is nothing like the spectator crowd at Boston, as evidenced by this video I shot last year.  Just listen to the crowd after the guy that had a bad cramp started running again!

video


This week kicks off two virtual races that I am participating in:

The Jelly Bean Virtual Race


and the Cool Kids Virtual Marathon


I signed up to do a 10K for the Jelly Bean race, which I'm going to do on Saturday.  I'm planning to walk it, although I might run the first part, then switch shoes to walk the rest of it.  I also have a costume in the works for the Jelly Bean race.  I will post it early next week.  I am 10.4 miles underway (running and walking) with the virtual marathon so far.

Last week was a rough week at work for me, since I was doing the work of two people by subbing for our receptionist while she was in Cancun with her boyfriend.  I'm still desperately trying to catch up with my own work this week.  After work today, I had a very satisfying run: 4 x 0.25 miles with 2 minute recovery.  I logged a total of 3.8 miles on the treadmill today, as I gave myself a decent cool-down run after the intervals.  I'm hoping to get a few more interval training runs in before the Medtronic TC 1 Mile.  I really want to PR (sub 7:25) at this race.

I am SO EXCITED that my knee is feeling better and that I'm able to run again!

12 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see your Jelly virtual pics! Isn't this a fun way to celebrate the Easter season?

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  2. My 4 year old and I are "training" for our first 1 mile race. I've run many races before, but this will be her first.

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  3. Love it! I love how these virtual runs can be great motivators! I guess I should check out the websites to know more about how they work....

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  4. Boston crowds are THE BEST!!!
    I think I'm gonna bust out my jelly bean race today!

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  5. Very nice on the knee! Yes, there's nothing like the fans at Boston, especially Wellesley!

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  6. I am doing the Jelly Bean too! I need a cool costume idea now. You've got me thinking girl...

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  7. Good luck and have fun!!! Cheering you on "virtually" :)

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  8. Great that your knee is better! Liked the video.

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  9. Glad your knee behaves! A friendly crowd is always a good help for the runners.

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  10. Sounds like some fun races coming up! Good luck!!

    Hope you got through your crazy work week and enjoy some down time this weekend.

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  11. Hey! The big pysanka on my blog is from Vegreville Ab Canada, about a 4 hour drive from my house. Google it, it's pretty cool.

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