Is that a thing? Because it is now.
This week I saw a bunch of people psyched about the Beat the Blerch virtual race. It’s in September (I mean I guess a virtual race is whenever you want) and there is a 10K option.
Now if you recall, last summer in a depressive funk I signed up for a half marathon in an attempt to pull myself out of a deep, dark place. Well, all I really got was a tendonitis issue that still plagues me, 8 weeks in a walking boot, and a sense of failure.
In my training I got up to 5 miles before my foot rebelled. Looking back, I was in over my head going from zero to half marathon (even walking).
So when I read about Beat the Blerch I was in. Training would give me a reason to exercise and it would top out at 6 miles which (although is still a lot when you’re starting at zero) is much more reasonable than 13.
I quickly enlisted two Tumblr buddies who I thought could also benefit from a structured plan and some camaraderie. (I’ll leave it up to them if they want to identify themselves.) And a three person bandit team was born. I still might sign up for the actual virtual race but after last fall’s DNS I’m hesitant to spend the money.
Training officially starts on Monday and if anyone else is interested in walking or running a 10K on a random weekend in September let me know!