As most people who know me now know, I like to run. I am not a motivated runner but one who is more of a social runner. Running with others is great. Running on my own is not as much fun unless I am in a race where I get a bit of Bling at the end.
Before lockdown I used to run with a wonderful non-competitive running group. We would meet up and do long runs, the people like me who are turtle runners would be at the back and the faster runners would go ahead then loop back.
No one would push us to go faster, we were allowed to run at our own pace.
Lockdown changed all that.
The keyword became self motivation. For running I am not so good at that. I am motivated to stay a normal body weight but my runs became more walks and very short. I made excuses not to go out.
Someone might look at me, worse they might get too close and I could get sick.
I needed to have something to help me.
I was reminded of Virtual medals.
They are amazing motivation tools! You sign up to them and do your race on your own time. You need to record the activity, once you have completed the activity send the proof to the virtual medal company and they send you your medal.
Not Just for Running!
They are for walking, running, cycling, swimming and more. I get such a high opening the envelope and then adding it to my medals.
I feel even better knowing that the virtual medals that I sign up for all give some of the money to charity. It is like doing a charity event.
Is there an activity you like to do that you could sign up for a virtual medal?