WHAT UP INTERNET?!
Since both the 2016 Dumbo Double Dare and 2017 Dopey Challenge are slowly but surely creeping up on your Bro, I decided signing up for the first ever “Virtual Race” offered by RunDisney would keep me honest and ensure I don’t stray from my training plan. For those unfamiliar with the concept of a “Virtual Race” let your Bro break it down for you-you sign up, can typically print your race bib and then after the “race season” has completed, you get mailed your medal and/or other goodies. While conceivably people could be dishonest and simply pay for their medal without running, honesty is the best policy and if you aren’t hitting the pavement or the gym you’re only hurting yourself in the end. Considering I’ve got races on the horizon, it behooves a Bro to get out and stay on the road to Gainsville!
Needless to say, I was quite excited to see this box arrive at the doorstep of TruBros HQ.
I don’t recall ordering this tumbler-perhaps it came because I signed up for all three “races.”
Since I signed up for all of the Virtual Running Shorts, I also received the awesome little Mickey Medal to commemorate the achievement!
Although it may not come with the same experience of physically crossing a finish line and having somebody place your finisher’s medal around your neck, Virtual Races are something I highly recommend. Maybe you’re a bit self conscious, prefer running solo, want to save some cash or don’t want to have to deal with all the logistics of traveling to and running a “destination” race. Virtual Races are an option for you to get some of the highly coveted race bling without dealing with all the headaches, and globs of people, which inevitably come with running a race.
It doesn’t matter if you run a 5k or a marathon, as long as you get out there and are putting in work, you’ll stay on the road to Gainsville. One of the hardest things for me is to keep at it, but thus far since starting this whole #GainzWithGabe initiative I’ve skipped very few workouts. The gimmick here is to be better than you were yesterday, and as long as you’re making progress, I don’t care if it’s an inch or a mile, you’re moving forward and improving yourself. Keep up the work, Bros and keep making those gains. Until next time!