Thursday, April 17, 2014

March and April Jost Virtual Races

I was provided free entry to the Jost Virtual Race Series in exchange for my blog review.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Jost Running's theme for their March races was Spring Forward - and although Mother Nature apparently wasn't participating in any of these virtual races, I sure was!

My March race bibs

For March I participated in the 10K and the half marathon.  The 10K I had on my schedule as a training run; for the half marathon I combined two training runs to get the full 13.1 miles, which, again, is the beauty of a virtual race!

I submitted the times for both events on Jost's newly improved website, which is super easy to use.  I love how it shows my rank and my time.

For April the theme is Unplugged, a tribute to what running is for many of us - a chance to step back from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and clear our heads.  They are also encouraging us to unplug from music and other distractions on our runs this month, which is little scary to me because I always run with music unless I am running with a group.  But yesterday afternoon I tried it and I actually really enjoyed the peacefulness as I ran through my town square; it's something I need to do more often!

My bib for the the April 5K

I ran this on Monday morning with my local running group.  I plan to earn my half marathon medal next weekend when I run the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon - two medals, one race!  #FTW

All of Jost's April races benefit Best Buddies, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a volunteer movement that will create one-on-one friendships, employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  There is still time to sign up for any of the April races - simply click here to get started!

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