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A Virtual Race for Valentines Day!

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So on February 14th, or around February 14th, there is going to be a virtual race. The Freakishly Flexible 5k. If you have never been apart of a virtual race, it’s pretty simple, you run/walk/bike/jog wherever you are, whenever you get the chance too. The best part is that there’s no entry fee. You just do it and report your time, how your run/walk/whatever you did was. It’s pretty dang cool if you ask me, and you save tons of money not having to pay for entry fees into a race.
This is a great opportunity to get out there if you are currently somewhat sedentary, and it gives you the opportunity to do everything on your own time, in your own way. You can even go to the gym and hop on the treadmill if you want to. Walk your dog. Whatever is necessary to do, get it done in Honor of Non-Runner Nancy.
I’ve just recently started following her story and I was amazed by her. She is completely getting out there and just getting after it. She’s a normal woman, and just began running and training. It sent me reminders that anyone can run, and run races. It’s not about winning, it’s not about the best time, but about the overall enjoyment of running. It’s about what got you to the race, what you learned about yourself. Last year she began training for her first marathon. She finished the 1/2, and has been running for a year now.
She seems so real and down to earth and recently, after running for the past year has recently torn her labrum, the cartilage in her hip. The good news is that it can be fixed, but however the situation is more complicated. This injury likely WAS caused from running, somewhere around the 6 mile point. Straight from her blog, “I am so damn freakishly flexible that my bones rattle around in the joints and just bang the crap out of each other. To the point of injury. This injury is usually caused by tackling or falling down, but some people that are really flexible can get it from repetitive motion.” (she’s super funny, told you) It’s called the Freakishly Flexible 5k because she’s pretty much so flexible that she injured herself. Strange, but true.
Anyways, if that were me, or any of my running addicted friends, I would be feeling pretty down about my situation. So the race is solely in her honor. I mean, Valentines Day is all about love right? So get out and do a 5k for Nancy!
To sign up: Just email me @ Danicakoo@gmail.com that you want to participate. I will then forward it all to http://jogamericablog.blogspot.com/. I hope you guys all participate!

xoxo

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17 Comments

  • Reply NiC

    Sounds fun! I’ll email you with some questions! :)

    February 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    Sounds good.
    I finished my first half marathon Nov 2008 and I’m now training for my second March 2009.

    Your blog seems really informative.
    I’m glad I found you.

    February 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Wearing Mascara

    Emailed you! Definitely want to participate!

    February 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Janice {Run Far}

    how fun…. I am running a full on Sunday, so maybe Sat morning I will run an easy 5k to warm up.

    February 8, 2009 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Denise

    I’ve been seeing a lot of links to this run, I’ll have to sign up.

    And I’d be devasted if something like that happened to me. I stumbled a bit on some broken cement today walking into the mall and almost had a heart attack for fear of twisting an ankle!

    February 8, 2009 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Alisa

    This sounds fun! I’ll email you. It might be a 5k walk with my doggie, since I have a long run on Sunday BUT maybe I’ll make it an easy 5k.

    February 8, 2009 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Marlene

    Thanks for the link and for sharing a little about this awesome woman. Going to check it out for sure… even though I can’t run.

    February 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Marci

    I put the word out on my blog too. This is a great event to participate in.

    February 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply X-Country2

    Her blog really is a trip! An inspiration indeed.

    February 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Burger

    I’ll think about it. As much as I’m all for spreadin’ the LOVE, but I HATE the 5K distance.

    We shall see. Keep up the great work Danica.

    February 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply The Laminator

    Spread the love for Nancy. She’s a great woman. Known her for a while now. Glad you can help spread the word.

    February 8, 2009 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Hallie

    I sent you an email. I’m in! this sounds cool.

    February 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply chia

    Uh, bummer! I’m going to be on the road towards Texas when you do this! Next time I’m so in!

    February 8, 2009 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply D10

    All these virtual races! They are great.

    February 9, 2009 at 6:06 am
  • Reply Jocelyn

    Awesome! What a great idea

    February 9, 2009 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Amanda

    I’m doing a half on Vday but I can’t wait to see how the virtual
    5K goes. I haven’t done a virtual race yet, but all the 7 on 7 and this 5k looks like so much fun, I’m gonna have to jump on the bandwagon soon!

    February 9, 2009 at 7:55 am
  • Reply audgepodge

    Great post! I plan to participate!

    February 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm
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