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Now that my ankle sprain has healed, I’ve managed to get in my second virtual 10k race. The Honoring Our Heroes 10k was a race done at each participants schedule and location, my choice was in beautiful Los Angeles. The virtual race was sponsored by Will Run For Bling and each participant received a personalized bib to wear while they completed their race as well as a medal (aka “bling”) to wear proudly after competing in the virtual race.
My 10k course included a nice downhill to start, but a bloody long uphill in the second half; it would seem that I need to do a better job finding flatter courses to run! While not elated with my finishing time of 53:50, I cannot truly complain as its my third fastest 10k that I’ve run to date and a good sign that my ankle is still feeling good.
While I was back east visiting family, I participated in a “virtual race” benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The Run For Our Heroes 10k was a race done at each participants schedule and location from May 24th to 31st. I convinced one of my sisters to do the run with me while visiting extended family in Mt. Gretna, PA. The virtual race was sponsored by Step2Leap and each participant received a personalized bib to wear while they completed their race as well as a medal to wear proudly after competing in the virtual race.
While the 10k course I mapped out in Mt. Gretna included a massive hill to finish and an overabundance of non-shaded roads (note to self: run on the shady side next time!), I was pretty happy with my finishing time of 46:36! That ended up being my second fastest 10k that I’ve run to date and a great precursor to longer races coming up later this year. That time also places me for 3rd overall for the 10k participants, not too shabby!