Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Virtual Race Alert


Fellow blogger and runner extraordinaire, Reid, has come up with a fun idea over at Life Strides. He's on a quest to run a 5 minute mile and he needs our help!

Reid is supa fast and has even done Boston yet he is supportive to even the slowest runner (yep, the one who gets last in her own virtual races.) Reid is especially tenacious as he endured a dog bite in an early virtual race but has continued to join us. He also is known for his awesome pictures in our virtual races and recently won a coveted Olympic pin from Beijing for his efforts.

So, Reid is holding a 1 Mile Virtual Race. He's thinking that if he gets all the momentum and support from us all running it together, just maybe he can break that elusive 5 minute barrier. After all, everything is EWF* (easier with friends)!! He's apparently taken a lesson in flexibility:

You can actually run as fast or as slow as you want, just run with us, any time between Sept 1 and Sept 7.

So stop on over to Reid's and let him know you're in. I don't know that I've ever gone full out for a mile. This should be interesting. I told Reid, if he goes for 5, I'll try to go for 10. :D

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Because I love a good Nitmos-ish footnote:

*EWF - more on that to come

For those of you wondering, the
Chinese character on my shirt means to RUN !! How appropriate.

16 comments:

Ax said...

Thanks Nancy! You're awesome!

J~Mom said...

I can totally do this one!!! :>D

Marcy said...

Alright!! I'm in! I just hope I don't throw up all over myself :P

Jess said...

Sweet this is one I can do even though I'm coming off an injury!!! It's about time I can finally do one of these hah! Thanks for the tip!

Sonia said...

Fun idea!!

Jess said...

Sure, I'm always up for virtual race!

Aka Alice said...

I think I'll videotape my mile :-))

Anonymous said...

Thanks Nancy. I'm in.

Unknown said...

I am in! This might be a good kick off for me running again.

audgepodge said...

What a fun idea - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is a terrific idea. I am in!

Unknown said...

I'm in!

Nitmos said...

Footnotes! Yay, footnotes!

Michelle said...

Thank you Nancy!!! You rock!!! I am so in for this!!!

Michelle

chia said...

How fun! Thanks for the challenge!

Unknown said...

Not sure about the 1-mile (seems pretty daunting), but I now have a great idea for my tramp-stamp tattoo! But are you SURE it means "to run"? A local radio station had a bunch of listeners send in pictures of their Asian character tattoos for translation; while many did indeed mean what they thought, others were way off!