Hey Friends – Happy Thursday! How is your week going? Are you just dying for the weekend? Because I kinda am. Things have been kinda crazy lately, working from home full time, plus coaching CrossFit classes, keeping up with school, trying to run a semi organized household… it can be a lot. Then there is this whole running thing. You see, I love running. It makes me feel strong. But finding time to run in between all that I have going on is tough! I love signing up for races to help keep me motivated, but sometimes even the logistics of that can get hairy (especially with a kiddo!) That’s why I’m glad I found the Joggermom Virtual Marathon!
You have the entire month of May to run (or walk!) 26.2 miles. Totally doable, right?
From the website: Why a Virtual Marathon you may ask? Two reasons: 1) We are all Moms and finding time on the weekend to run in a race does not always happen. This way you can run with or without your children at your own leisure. It is a race but, it is not about who finished first or fastest. All who complete the race are winners. 2) I wanted to put on the Joggermom Marathon is to give back to other Moms. May is the month all of us Mothers are recognized, why not do something for ourselves this month with a promise to become more fit? This year 10% of your entry will go to the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the #1 killer in women.
I love love love that they work with the American Heart Association as I have a long family history of heart disease. I’ll have to do a whole post, or maybe even a series, on that one. This is just a fun way to encourage you get out and get moving! Use it as time for yourself or as family time with the kiddos. Whatever you do – just get out there and do it! You can find all the details on how to sign up here. It is just $10 until May 1st and $15 if you join after that. The prizes are pretty amazing too. Check these out:
Bumbleride Indie Stroller- All new for 2013
B.O.B. Revolution SE Single Stroller
Baby Jogger Summit X3- All new for 2013
Garmin Forerunner 10- GPS running watch ($130 value)
$100 Amazon gift card
Another Mother Runner book and accessories ($30 value)
2 Handful fitness bras ($50 value)
They are also hosting a photo contest with prizes as well! So what are you waiting for? Go sign up! And let me know if you’re doing it so I can cheer you on!
Need some inspiration to get out there and run? Need something to #runfor – Check out this video about Julia Chase. She is one of the reasons all us ladies can actually enter races like this!
Be sure to check out the other videos in the #runfor series as well. So inspirational!
Have you done a virtual race? Are you in for this one? What do you #runfor ?
Disclosure: I was provided a race entry free of charge for the Joggermom Virtual Marathon. The #runfor video is a part of an ongoing campaign with Dicks Sporting Goods. All thoughts and opinions are my own!