Training has been going pretty well over the last few weeks. I’m picking up the pace again, increasing my distance and am even adding a bit of cross training in the form of brisk walking into the mix. On the whole, things are looking good.
The only problem, however, is that the little twinge that I picked up on Thursday’s run doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. I thought I could get away with it by switching my walking and running days around this weekend, but I can feel it when I walk. It’s nothing serious, but it’s there, niggling away every time I take a step. So, no running (or brisk walking) for me for a few days. Still, it’s no big deal and it does give me some time to work on my website.
For those of you who don’t know, I run a little virtual running website called VirtualRunningUK. Unlike a lot of virtual running and virtual racing websites, it’s not about making money. While we do raise a bit of money for charity by selling medals to those who like collecting bling, there’s no profit in it. And that’s the way I like it.
There are free races, points, prizes and even a little blog hop for those of us who like to blog about our running adventures; but one of the things I like best about it is when these two worlds, The Blog Runner world and the Virtual Running UK world come together to do good things for other people. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s great when it does.
This month, for example, we’re helping a fellow blogger, Fiona Sefton, raise money for her chosen charity, SNAPPY. Fiona and her son will be taking part in the York 10K on 3rd August for this small local charity which provides out of school care for children with disabilities.
It would be great if we could help Fiona and her son achieve their fundraising goal so, if you would like to join a virtual race, earn some bling and support them at the same time, please click here.
Or, if you don’t mind about the bling and just want to donate, you can go directly to Fiona’s fundraising page by clicking here.
Please note, you don’t have to pay to race with Virtual Running UK. Our monthly 5K, 10K and Half Marathon races are free to enter and the fundraiser is completely optional.