Thursday, July 16, 2015

Road Shark

"Robin, hand me the shark repellent!"
All the cool kids are talking about sharks.

Last week was Shark Week. Shark Trek anyone? Joan of Shark? Sharksanity?



My California surfing friend Kristina is on the lookout for, as she calls it, "the man in the grey suit"



And I'm running the Road Shark Virtual 5 mile run!

Once again, Gone for A Run has come up with another great virtual race. Complete with swag and a great medal, it's the perfect theme for a midsummer run! 


This will be my 3rd GFAR virtual race this year. I've really enjoyed incorporating these virtual races into my regularly scheduled runs. Knowing that I'm getting a medal for that run makes me push my pace and make it interesting for myself! This time should be no different, and I've got that mental image of the shark to push me! Hey, whatever it takes to run a good race. Sure beats being chased by a clown...

Thankfully we don't have sharks here in the midwest. No salt, no sharks!

Say it ain't so, joe!

Anyone joining me in this fun virtual race? Head over to Gone For A Run to sign up. These virtual races sell out fast, so don't wait too long!

Disclaimer: I was given free entry to the Gone For A Run Road Shark Virtual 5 mile run in exchange for this blog post. 

38 comments :

  1. Ooohhh...that is a cute medal. Tempting. I've never done a virtual race.

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    1. I don't usually do a race for the bling, but this one's pretty sweet!

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  2. That shark medal is soooo cute! So tempting!

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  3. So I've never done a virtual race, but since it's ALL you talk about lately :) I might check it out. You may have hooked me on this one. See what I did there?

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    1. This is THE YEAR of the virtual race. At least for me.

      Yep, I saw it. Very punny.

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  4. I really do like that metal. Last time I saw this I said I was interested, and now I'm even more interested. And, I love shark week. So there's that too.

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  5. Fun swag! Shark week is big in my house - very addictive!

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  6. What an awesome medal! It's been awhile since I have participated in a virtual run and I need to change that! :)

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  7. With all of the beer/burger/color runs it is good someone finally capitalized on "shark mania" to come up with a shark run! :) Good luck!

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  8. Another cute one! GFAR comes up with some great bling and swag for these. Fun :) Yes, I may join in.

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  9. I love Gone for a Run virtual races! ... I knew this Shark themed one was going to be all the rage :)

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  10. I love that medal!! That should be a fun one to earn!

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    1. I got it today in the mail, and it's as cute as it looks in the picture!

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  11. This will be my third Gone for a Run virtual race as well. The medals just keep getting better and better!

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    1. I just got it in the mail yesterday and it's really great!

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  12. Love the Shark Medal, too! No, I've never done one of these races.

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  13. I love virtual races! Sharks are certainly hip this year :)

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  14. You are getting into this virtual race stuff! Love it! Fun medal too!

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  15. Love that medal! Virtual races are fun :)

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  16. you are making it tempting! everyone needs a shark shirt!

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  17. It is a pretty awesome tee and medal! Love the way my bad a$$ runner tee fit. Bet this one fits the same!

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    1. I haven't tried it on yet but I would assume so!

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  18. Cute medal! I am not a big fan of virtual runs. Well, basically I am too cheap to pay. :-) I get the idea of incorporating it like into your plan either as a regular run or training run.

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    1. I don't know if I'd do these if I had to pay either. Altho it is a great way to motivate yourself in a tough training cycle!

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