I'm so glad this page is transitioning back to showing mostly in-person races, instead of the virtual-fest that was 2020 and 2021!
During those years, while completing a crazy amount of virtual races, I let pandemic despair get the best of me. I ended up gaining an unhealthy amount of Covid weight.
On top of that, in mid July 2021, I had a big setback with what had been mild but persistent knee pain that finally turned into something much worse. I finally saw an orthopedic doctor for help. Unfortunately, prescribed physical therapy is not helping as much as I had hoped. I'll be trying different treatments to get back on track.
Meanwhile, as I get back to it, I'll be mixing up walking with running intervals to find my new sweet spot. I still love running and participating in races is a lot of fun, so as I work to improve my fitness, lose this weight, and get my pain under control, I've got some events on my calendar.
This inaugural race from Track Shack will take place in Sanford on September 24, 2022. Track Shack puts on good events, and I like running along the lakefront in nearby Sanford. A $5 Global Running Day discount code hooked me, I'm in!
This race that raises funds for cancer research will take place in Sanford, Florida on October 2, 2022.
Registration for this anniversary WDW Marathon Weekend's events sold out in record time. Race bibs have been coming online in brief spurts since registration day, and I was able to snag a bib during one of these short windows of opportunity. The 5K takes place in the wee hours of Thursday, January 5, 2023.
This annual race series in Osprey, Florida, has been on my bucket list for a while. The races benefit the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park and the threatened Florida Scrub-Jay. Since the races had to go virtual I decided to sign up. I was a late registrant for the event which took place from January 2nd to January 10th, 2021 (I signed up on the 10th). I am hoping to complete this at our local Florida Scrub-Jay hotspot, Lyonia Preserve, but I don't have a date in mind just yet. And I still hope to participate in person some day.
The Bimbo Global Race will be virtual once again. Registration is free. Run during the window of September 19 to September 25, 2022, upload your results, and receive swag including a medal. I have run the Global Energy Race a few times before, including in person and virtual iterations.
This race raises money to help save Florida's Black Bears by subsidizing bear-resistant trash cans for Wekiva Basin residents. I can't attend in person due to travel, but wanted to support the cause. Race day is October 22, 2022. I'm not sure when I'll complete this one virtually.
Page last updated 8/1/22