This Chick Loves to Run… or Walk: My First Virtual Race

I must admit that I hate to exercise. It’s boring and I can’t stay motivated to complete the repetitious activity for more than a few days in a row. I am also not a very physical person. I don’t hate physical activity, but I’m not especially athletic. Due to my lack of physical interests, I am overweight and stuck in a weight range beyond what I’m comfortable with. So when my friend approached me to join her virtual race for a great cause, I reluctantly said, “okay.”

My friend runs. And not out of fear, but for actual fun. I’m not into that. But she did offer to let me walk, and even better I could do it on my own time since it was a virtual race. If I completed the 5 miles within the month of April I would earn a medal. So after paying a small entry fee, I was determined to complete the challenge… and get my damn medal.

I usually gripe about lack of time when it comes to committing to exercise, but there was truly no excuse. I logged lunch-time miles, and included miles walked while just getting out and about with my son. My FitBit came in handy when it came to keeping up with those miles. 

Here it is. My “This Chick Loves to Run” medal. I wear it with pride. 

no heels just sneakers


Not only did I get some exercise, I raised money toward a good cause. Blogger Tatjana, of No Heels Just Sneakers, organizes races to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. 

There is another virtual race to raise money for this great cause starting up in June – the Midsummer Sun Kilomathon. The virtual race is designed for all fitness levels. You will have the entire month to complete whichever goal you sign up for. And yes, you will be able to earn another lovely medal. This one is a little more gender neutral, so those with penis’ need not be afraid. 

medal photo

Sign up, get moving, and raise money for a great cause. You really have no excuse. 


Brandy - The Mother

Hi, I am Brandy and I am "the mother." I enjoy being a mother, friend, and playmate to my son.

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2 Responses

  1. Happy Runner says:

    Thank you for sharing your story with my race and I am so proud of you and grateful that you joined and completed this challenge! Keep it going!You are doing great!

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