Many people have asked about it, saying things like:
So, it is without further todo or fanfare that I hereby bestow January 28, 2012 as the 2nd annual FREEZE YOUR THORNS OFF 5K VIRTUAL RACE!!!!!!!!!!! (Works better if you say it in an Oprah voice)
In my head, you're all doing this:
|Ok, maybe this is Oprah's fav things.... this is ALMOST that good|
It started in the summer of 2010, with the Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K. The race season had died down, I was tired of paying money to "the wo/man" to race,
For those of you who have not raced in a virtual race before, here are some tips/tricks :
- I pick the day, you pick the time, distance, location, and basically everything else. Just like
in the bedroomalways I don't do much of the work
- If you want to treat it like it's own stand alone 5K - great! If you want to do it as part of a different race or run - awesome! If you want to do it naked in the shower by jogging in place for 25 minutes - take pictures!
- Posting pictures of yourself with frozen snot will get you an automatic shout-out in my results post
- All that is "required" is that you come back to my blog on January 28th and tell me you ran! If you have a blog, post a report on there about the race, if you don't just leave a comment. That's it!
What: 3.1 miles
When: Saturday January 28th, 2012 (loads of time for you to prepare and me to figure out prizes)
Where: Wherever the crap you want! Outside, treadmill, in front of the WII, nude in the shower, wherever!
Why: Because basically everyone is doing it
Just like last year, there will be prizes for all that enter an participate. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to give away, but it'll be GOOD. One thing that I'm going to do this year that I haven't done in the past is give a few training tips to run your fastest 5K ever. There are 11 weeks until the race. PLENTY of time to completely train for a 5K - even if you're not running a step right now. It can be done!!!
How to Enter:
Just leave a comment on this post saying that you are in! As long as you are a follower of my blog you're entered for the prizes as well (best to tell me that you follow in the comment). Easy peasy. Then, once the 28th rolls around, hop, skip, and naked shower dance your way cross the 5K finish line, write up a quick report, and email me the link - theboringrunner (at) gmail.com.