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The start of this year has been fantastic. I’ve been healthy, happy, and active.
The 465 Challenge helped immensely with that! To refresh, the 465 Virtual Challenge was a 2 month event in which the goal was to complete 53 miles via running, walking, or bike (or swim, but that wasn’t happening over here in the winter!). Those who continued on to do more than that were considered, LOOPERS.
At the end of January, I’d completed 3 loops totaling, 189.54 miles.
My miles increased even more in February. I was consistent on the Peloton bike (which I got in January) and increased speed, miles, and output.
I’ve also been upping my miles since I’ve got the Shamrock Half Marathon coming up in just a few weeks.
As the added cherry on the top, my son has joined me for the last few long training runs. He’s running his first ever 10 mile race in May and he’s already thinking, planning, and training.
By Leap Day, I’d reached 7 loops, totaling over 371 miles!
What was especially great about this virtual race was the community that came along with it. The directors created a Facebook group, just for those participating in the challenge and we were all able to cheer for each other.
The interaction in the group was great and because it was over a 2 month span, I really got a chance to connect with others. I’ve done a few virtual events and this quickly grabbed the number one spot in terms of community, support, and feedback from the race directors.
The shirt, medal, and sticker arrived on Friday, February 28th – just in time for a medal Monday.
Stick a fork in this challenge, it’s done. But I’m not; I’m just getting started!
Have you done a virtual event before? Which one? Why did you choose it?