Saturday, April 28, 2012

Team Ali Virtual RUn

It's been quite cold again up here in the north, and I'm totally burnt out on running on the treadmill until next January, but too much of a wuss to hit the streets in 30 degree weather and wind, most days.  But earlier this week, I committed to running a Virtual Run for Ali hosted by Suz and Allan at Cows and Lasers and Everything In Between.  I had already gone running on Monday before deciding to do the run, so I felt guilty for  using that as my run.  I have a slew of excuses for why I didn't run again until today 5 days later, but in the interest of blogging quickly so I may take a nap before a bachlorette party,  I'll move on.

I have a house full of guest for a bridal shower/ bachlorette filled weekend, but still managed to wake up around 6:30.  I was hoping to do Molly's couch to 5k plan with her, but she wanted to sleep in so I hit the road to get a few miles in before my day started.  It was early (7am non race day record for me!) and cold.  But the wind has calmed down, the sun was out, and the birds were chirping.  It was a slow run since I'm not used to running in the morning or the cold, but it felt good to get out and to put in some miles in honor of Suz and Allan's niece.  

I always try to give back to my community or to society as a whole, and I am thankful that I have become a runner.  Although I haven't been apart of any major fundraising efforts,  I know that a portion of all of my races are for a variety of organizations that benefit people at some of their most struggling times.  The flexibility of the virtual run was even better since I could pick my day and distance.  

And while I run for mostly selfish reasons, ie, I can blog about it, I stay fit, I can destress, it's nice to think that my egocentric hobbies also benefit other people.  If it was a pay week, think about sharing a few bucks with Suz and Allen as they try to raise money for March of Dimes.


  1. Thank you for participating and for blogging about it! The prize email is circulating so be on the look out to pick your prize!

  2. I'm glad you were able to get your run in! I agree, I love it when a portion of our race entry fees go toward a local organization/charity.