I am a nerd. Errr...or I married one and then became one myself. My husband's man cave (never to be referred to as a garage) showcases a rather extensive Star Wars collection, which includes action figures (which are never to be referred to as dolls).
|One small part of the collection.|
|Action figures, never (ever) to be referred to as dolls.|
While hubby collects Star Wars toys, I collect race bling. I am not going to go as far as to say that I run races only for the race medal, but it is pretty high up there on the list.
So when I saw someone post the race medal for the Jedi Challenge Virtual Run on Instagram, I knew I wanted to add this medal to my collection. I was sure hubby would be excited about it too.
The beauty of a virtual run is that it can be run any place and at any time. The Jedi Challenge Virtual Run was a fundraising virtual run to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training.
I signed up on Active.com and my medal arrived a couple weeks later. It is smaller than a traditional race medal and I am slightly afraid George Lucas (or Disney now, right?) will come beating down my door for purchasing unlicensed products, but I am overall happy with my $20 purchase, especially because ultimately it helped Team in Training fundraising. The official virtual race day is in August, but let's be honest, it doesn't really matter when I officially do my own run...but if you see a
I am sad to report that I just checked it out again and registration for this event on Active.com is now closed, but I will keep my eyes out for similar virtual races and let you know. I heard that on Active.com they often have these sort of
|No, we don't have kids. Yes, we have a stuffed Yoda.|
|At 2" it is a little smaller than most race medals.|
Then, of course, no Running with Ollie blog post is complete without Ollie reluctantly posing for a picture.
|"No, I will NOT look at the camera."|
Are you a nerd too? Do you race for the bling? Do you ever participate in virtual runs?
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