Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jellybean Time!

Today I ran in the Jellybean virtual race! Put on by Run With Jess, you could choose to run either the 5k or the 10k. Jess put in a ton of effort to get sponsors to donate some awesome prizes, and even made special bibs to print out. All in all, an awesome idea and so fun! Today I ran the 10k. Maybe not a great idea after my long run yesterday, but I decided not to "race" it and just run at an easy pace. Plus, it was sunny and 75 degrees once I started running...bad planning on my part. Final time was 59:09 (9:32 pace). Here am I before setting off:

How awesome are these yellow motel walls?
Great bibs courtesy of Jess!
I love the idea of a virtual race. Since I'm still a newbie to the blogging world, this is my first one but I'll definitely participate in them as they come along! I wish I had some of these to celebrate with afterwards--it would be so appropriate!
I'll settle for some yummy tacos for dinner and the leftover nerds from yesterday. It was an off day and I managed to not eat the entire pack in one go. Yay me! I'll make sure to get rid of them tonight...so I have lots of room to put all the new Easter treats I'll start stockpiling tomorrow. Last weekend to buy Easter candy people--start stocking up on mini eggs for the next year!

Did you run the Jellybean virtual race?
You betcha! I'll be sending my time and picture over to Jess tonight...

Have you ever run a virtual race? What's the funniest/most original name for a race you've ever heard?
There is a race in Boston called the "Common's Man marathon"--it's 2.62 miles (1/10 of a marathon) around Boston. I love it, because you can go around saying you ran Boston marathon--ish. I'd love to run this one just to say it!


19 comments:

  1. Yay for the Jelly Bean race! This was my first virtual race too, but man what a good idea! I will definitely participate in another one. Good time also!

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  2. Oh that's such a great idea!! I want to try next time! (;

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  3. I didn't know about the race! I have seen virtual races in the blogshere before but haven't done one. I love Easter candy and this year I have no one to make me an Easter basket :( My hubby's mom always makes the best baskets!

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  4. Nice Job!! I totally want to do this next time :).

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  5. Wow that sounds so fun! Congrats and good luck with your marathon training :)

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  6. I totally should have done this! Guess laziness won out this time, but I'm totally on it for the next one!

    **Thanks for your comment on my blog... it made me feel so much better. You're the best :)**

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  7. Hi there! thank you for following me and for your comment!
    I am doing the Jelly Bean race as well and I am doing the Cool kids virtual marathon!
    I love doing these races it is fun!

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  8. I love virtual races! Thanks for participating in mine!

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  9. i missed out on this one but I definitely want to try out a virtual race soon!! so cool that you ran this one! way to go! LOVE the cute race bibs too!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I've never run a virtual race, but I think they're a neat idea. I think Nike just did a woman's one here where I'm from in SoCal, and then did a big meet up after. BUT, there is something about running an actual race crammed into a corral with three thousand people :)

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  11. I've never even heard of a virtual race before! What a cool idea!

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  12. I have never ran one but read about this one. Sounds like a fun idea. I will have to try it out next time.
    Sarah

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  13. Never even heard of a virtual race! But now I'm super interested :)

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  14. Great job!!! I participated in a virtual race once... I actually won an AWESOME prize!!!

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  15. I've never done a virtual race! That's so fun!

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  16. I'm not doing the jelly bean race, but I did do a virtual 5 miler the day after christmas!

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  17. I did the Jelly Bean virtual.....Not only my first virtual but my first race! Gonna look into that Boston one too!

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  18. I'd never heard of a virtual run before... adorable idea!

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