Last weekend, I was supposed to run the Disney World Half Marathon; however, that race never happened. On Thursday morning, the day I was supposed to fly, Massachusetts was hit by a major blizzard with wind gusts up to 40 mph. There was a least 18 inches of snow that was dumped at my home. As the day went on streets were flooding and cars were getting stuck. No one could get by certain areas, especially by the water. For Boston Logan airport, the flights were either continuously delayed or cancelled.
I was bummed. I trained hard for this race and prayed to the weather gods to change the forecast. Nope, it did not happen.
Throughout this storm, I was viewing several different runner’s social medias to see their story of this storm along with sharing my story. Later that evening, I decided to run my own 13.1-mile VIRTUAL race on Saturday at my home.
To my surprise, that night Run Disney announced a new Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon. The race included a on line bib and a medal they will be send through the mail after completion. I immediately signed up. I was officially running the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon and I would get bling upon completion. I was no longer bummed about missing the Disney race due to weather. I had my own Virtual race to do.
My Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon
LOCATION home GYM
Finish Time: 5:11PM
After my run, I felt great.
Although, I rather have been in Disney World, I enjoyed my VIRTUAL Half Marathon. This mix up taught me that even though you can’t always get what you want, you can still try and get pretty close to what you want.