Now, back to my first experience being a race bandit.* Adam, over at I am Boring/The Boring Runner, hosted the Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K Virtual Race this weekend. The goal was to run 5 kilometres. That was pretty much it. If I had been living in Arizona I could have gone for a run with a group of people, but I don't, so I didn't... I meant to sign up (really I did), but I usually work on Saturdays and figured that it wouldn't work out. I found out that I was scheduled to work on Sunday instead yet I still didn't sign up. My excuse is that
The Report (such as it is):
Where: Suburban boonies.
Route: The figure-8 up the river, past the rec centre, up the big hill (Colin pushed the stroller, I walked - much needed hill repeats start in 4 weeks!), along some busy roads, back to the river and home.
Virtual Distance/Time: 5km in 40:46. That's taking the first 5km since it's a better result that the last 5.
Actual Distance/Time: 13km in 1:53:24.
I told Colin to remind me to bring the camera so I had proof of running, but that didn't pan out. I barely got out the door due to my cold, we left later than we should have, and well, we have a 3 year old. The camera was on the bottom of my list and I'm pretty sure Colin had forgotten altogether. Here is my feeble artist's rendering of our run.
This was a very slow run (see reason for forgetting camera). The best thing I can say about it was that we completed it. However, I have to say Thank You to Adam because I don't think I would have even left the house if I had not wanted to bandit his race!
*I have to state here that I don't think I'd ever actually bandit a race (not pay, but run anyways). It would seem far too much like stealing to me and I'd feel guilty if I had to look at a medal knowing that I didn't really earn it.