Have you ever heard of a virtual race? I didn't until a few months ago and now I'm hooked! If you have a Fitbit or something similar or you've wanted to get one but don't have the sudden need to spend the money, well this my opinion on why you should.
A friend of mine told me about a website called 'Make Yes Happen Virtual Races'. I seriously laughed, because I thought she was pulling my leg. They have virtual races that change all the time with different distances. Don't worry about not being able to run or even walk a complete marathon within a few hours!
First off, for someone coming from a back injury - a marathon is definitely not in the cards for me at this time.
However, with Make Yes Happen, I never thought I'd actually have awards while I'm still making my way back to being active.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Whatever amount of mileage you walk within a day - no matter if you went for a run or just ran errands with the kids. You insert the mileage into the program online. I don't do this every day. Instead, I wait a few days and keep a log, add the mileage together and submit them into one day (usually at the end of the day, so I can include the current day's mileage).
Once you've submitted all your mileage and you've hit the end of the race, you'll receive in your e-mail a congratulations from the company, as well as an update e-mail letting you know when to expect your medal. You should receive your medal within a week, depending on where you live. Also, each time you input your mileage, they will e-mail you a picture of where you are currently located in the race...even a picture of the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.
They currently have 16 races open.
I am actually keeping a log of how many miles I complete with all of the races I do combined. I'd like to find an award shelf to hang my medals and hope to find a custom designer to do it.
Long term - I'd like to show Mark that in order to receive something, you must work for it.
How many races do you plan to do?