Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Get LOST in Running

Oh Sawyer, Kate and Jack, I miss you. My Sunday's have been replaced by other shows but my life is not the same without you.

My favorite show of all time was ABC's Lost. Very rarely would I watch an episode and know what to expect the following week. You were truly left Lost and trying to stay one step ahead of the writers and producers to figure out this show. The figuring out part never happened. It was the perfect show with a side of Polar Bear. You may ask yourself why I am reminiscing on a show that ended three years ago......

Fellow runDisney runner Joe Rainone started a virtual race called Get Lost in Running. There will be 6 virtual races in this series, using the numbers Lost was so famous for as the distances. Each virtual race is $20, which the series proceeds will be donated to benefit the National Tourette Syndrome Association and TEAM TSA.

Virtual Trail / Beach Run Series Station
1 - Hydra 4k Station
2 - Arrow 8k Station
3 - Swan 15k Station
4 - Flame 16k Station
5 - Pearl 23k Station
6 - Orchid 42k

For each race station you sign up for, you will receive a Lost inspired medal.

You are encouraged to participate in running these virtual races either on a trail or the beach (if you can't get to either of these, the roads or a treadmill works just as well). Registration for each station will remain open until all spots sell out. Please check the site often to see updates as to when registration for the next station will open. For those who participate in every station of the series will receive a special series medal which will be shown at a later date. There is no specific date to do the runs, but a good guide is to complete within a month. As the distances get bigger, they can be split in any way you would like and then combined.​​

How cool is this! Virtual races are a great for runners like myself. I live in Florida and we don't have long distance races during the summer, yet I still have to train. Virtual races help keep me motivated and medals, especially ones themed around my favorite show, are an added bonus.

Now, if I could only get Jack and Sawyer to cheer me on......

14 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I will definitely be signing up for these. They will fit perfectly in my Dumbo/Dopey training plans. :)

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  2. Thanks for blogging about this today. I just entered the first 3 races and I blogged about it too. :-) I took your "details" - hope you don't mind. :-) Thanks!

    http://www.thehinzadventures.com/2013/05/22/get-lost-in-running/

    xoxo from Trinidad

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    1. I'm so excited you are doing this too! Awesome :)

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  3. OMG! I am a LOSTie, myself. It's so hard not having it. I'm into Revolution now, though it doesn't come nearly as close to LOST.

    Question - I would love to do this, but I haven't been cleared to run yet since my back surgery. Walking is the best thing I can do it for it. Do you think that'll count?

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    1. Hey Carrie!!! I am 100% positive you could walk it - you can add up the distances in multiple days when the longer ones come around as well. Sign up!!! As a fellow Lostie, you need thees medals :)

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    2. Whohoo! My next question is that it says to complete within a month. However, I don't see a timeframe or date at all corresponding with the runs, not even the current one. Do you know anything about that?

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    3. I believe it's the month they're happening in. I will ask Joe to respond since its his series. I do know you can combine distances in a month to complete the longer distances.

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    4. I believe it's the month they're happening in. I will ask Joe to respond since its his series. I do know you can combine distances in a month to complete the longer distances.

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    5. This is from Joe: tell her that she can do them whenever she wants and however she wants. There is nothing mandatory. It's all meant to be fun!

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  4. Thank you for posting this! I love LOST and was looking for some great motivation and without you post I never would have found it!

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  5. This is awesome thank you for posting it! I love LOST and was looking for some summer motivations. I just registered for the first race and plane on registering for the next 2 ASAP!

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  6. Omg...this is SO flippin COOL!!!!

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