I had originally planned to go to the gym tonight for a Shockwave class at 7pm. I logged on to the website to sign up to find that class had already started. I am getting really bad at remembering the correct times for things. I’m 26 with the brain of a 96 year old. That’s actually an insult to the elderly. They are way more with it than I am.
Since I couldn’t go race people in the fast-paced fitness class, I raced the sun. I totally won, but that’s because I gave myself a solid head start.
I thought running in the Montana elevation was difficult, but I forgot that southern running includes eating bugs for dinner, melting into the pavement, and breathing air that is as thick as molasses. And it’s not even summertime yet. Sheesh. But really, I have missed running outside, and I’m excited about the later sunsets. Maybe I’ll actually get back on track with my plan. We’ll see.
Speaking of training, I’ve added a new race to my plans. This October, I’ll be running as a Women’s Health Action Hero in the Run 10 Feed 10 race series. I’ve partnered with them to spread the word, but I will receive no compensation. I want to raise money for this cause.
I love that it’s 1.) a shorter distance, 2.) full of racing options – including a “Run Your Own 10k” anywhere you want, and 3.) supports a great cause. Every registration fee feeds 10 people. That’s amazing. If you already love to race, this is icing on the cake. If you’ve never raced before, this is motivation to get going. TEN PEOPLE will benefit from ONE person running. That’s impressive, and I really hope this series gets the recognition it deserves.
Run 10 Feed 10 races will take place in NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco, with additional Fun Runs taking place across the country. The coolest option, in my opinion, is the ability to Run Your Own 10k. I’ll be doing the latter, and I’m also hoping to make it to the Atlanta Fun Run.
All of the options feed 10 people in need, and each registration includes a training plan and limited edition FEED bag. The Races and Fun Runs also include a FEED bracelet. The prices are also extremely reasonable. The Races and Fun Runs are $45 until 8/18 and the Run Your Own 10k is $28. And, remember, that feeds TEN people. So much awesomeness, right?
If you’re interested in running for a cause, please consider this race series. If you do decide to sign up, Women’s Health is allowing me to offer the following code (good for $5 off any race/fun run or 10% off of the run my own option):
I’ll also be working toward raising money outside of just recruiting other runners, but I’ll have more details on that later. I’m excited to get started!
Question 1: Would you run a “race” alone? I know virtual runs are big, but I’ve never completed one!
Question 2: How do you raise money for something without annoying the mess out of people? This is a legitimate concern for me.