When you hear or read the term “virtual run”, first thought would probably be a controller in your hand and a character on a screen. LOL! However, in reality you are much more than player one! Virtual races or runs are almost exactly the same as “real” races and runs, but the difference is that you race remotely, instead of showing up to the site, you run anywhere! You then finish your race by simply logging your KM online. Virtual races and runs bring the fun and healthy competition of a race to your every run! Walk or run……………it’s up to you!
Last Saturday, 12 December I made my children and hubby wake up at 5.00am to join me for the KL Standard Chartered Virtual Run. This run was the first family run for 2020 due to the pandemic Covid 19 that has affected so many lives all around us. I looked forward for races that I can bring the family along and find something for everyone to enjoy. On race day, I woke up at ridiculously early to start fueling and stretching but without travel and parking to worry about. We couldn’t asked for better weather conditions for the race day. It was incredibly a gorgeous day!
I just love the energy of races, it is so special and I love to see running bring so many people together to share such a positive common goal. I ran along wih my hubby, my daughters, aged 17 and 15 and my 13 year old son too. This world needs a lot more happy moments like these.
The day has come and gone, the most eagerly anticipated KL Standard Chartered virtual run 2020, boasting almost 40,000 participants. So, with us, this race is personal. It’s a commitment to always go the distance, no matter what. To nodding to other runners along the route, to pushing ourselves beyond our proposed mortal limits and to generally have a great and fun time as a family.
We walked, we ran, we jumped, we skipped, we danced the zumba- woots woots….I loved every minute of it and I have no idea how, what my time was!
It was so nice to care about our quality time, family bonding time instead of keeping pace throughout the race. We made so many awesome memories, laughed until our sides ached and got some really awesome pictures. Would we do it again??? YOU BET!! What was the best part? ALL OF IT……..