So Allie is officially a week old, and my Saucony Kinvara 4s are itching to go for a test drive. The advice I got from my doctor was to listen to my body and take it slow but she said I don’t have to wait 6 weeks like I did with E.
So I’m taking her advice. I plan on starting to walk and “wog” (termed coined by Jess at BlondePonytail.com) the first week in May and will work my way up to some higher mileage by the end of the month.
I’m looking at races in May just to get out there but I know it’s going to be tough to get away from Allie this month (I’m breastfeeding) so I figured the next best thing was to register for the Joggermom Virtual Marathon that runs the entire month of May. I figure I can get in 26.2 miles in over the course of May. Even if all I get to do is walk, having the support of other moms doing this virtual race will be nice and for $15 registration and amazing prizes, I couldn’t really go wrong.
I know we’ve all done virtual races and I think one of the reasons I find them so appealing is that, just like now, they are a great alternative when you just can’t make a real race work. What makes this race so great is that regardless of how you finish it or when you finish it, everyone is eligible for the awesome prizes. (I’d gladly take that BOB stroller of their hands).
Joggermom has it right when they explain why a virtual race is good for moms:
The race itself is pretty well organized, You run all month, record your mileage on the spreadsheet they give you and then email it in when you’ve crossed the finish line.
Registration is open and continues thru May 15th. Oh and did I mention it’s only $15 to enter and there are some SERIOUS prizes. I mean I want all these:
And there’s more! See the full list here: http://marathon.joggermom.com/
Have you run any virtual races? What was your favorite part?
Disclaimer: I was provided a free registration at no cost and received no other compensation. All opinions are my own.