2017 has almost run the course (badumbum!) but that doesn’t mean we should stop running! If you’re like us and need a little motivation to get off the couch and out the door, join us for the Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 virtual race challenge. Run the Year 2018 is a virtual race challenging you to run 2018 miles in 2018. Sounds like a heck of a lot of miles, right? Welp- it is. Keep reading: we’ve got options for you (running with friends is more fun anyway!). This conversation and participation in the virtual race is sponsored by Run the Edge (but all miles are going to be my own!).
What a year, amirite? In a lot of ways, I’m super okay with saying goodbye and welcoming 2018 with open arms.
Running is definitely one of those ways. Ahem.
To put it mildly: this year was one long ride on the struggle bus, y’all. Anything over 3 miles just wouldn’t click for me, and I gave up a lot of those goals.
Wise move? Wimped out? A little of both? Probably.
But I still had some fun- I mean, look at this girl. She clearly does not hate ALL running.
But we don’t need to rehash those old stories; let’s just chalk it up to a year that doesn’t define me and doesn’t define my fitness goals.
Because I’m still here. I’m still moving. And according to recent blood pressure check (oh boy), I still need to run, even when I don’t wanna.
And you guys know me: I need a carrot at the end of the stick. I need something to strive for, something to cross off my daily to-do list, something that keeps me accountable.
And that’s why I’m all signed up for the Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 Virtual Race. You can sign up too— and save $5 by using NOGUILT2018 promo code for the Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 Miles in 2018 challenge.
Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 Virtual Race
Run the Edge has been around since 2011, and it’s a company that truly believes we are all able to reach our fitness goals.
Sure, the guys who started the company are rock star bad ass athletes (Olympian Adam Goucher and Ultra Marathoner Tim Catalano), but they recognize that rock stars come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities.
I dare you not to fall in love with this group after reading their mission statement:
We believe that everyone can and should feel included, challenged and successful in our community. No matter your experience, athletic ability, size, shape, color, or favorite ice cream flavor, you BELONG here. We have a challenge for you and you CAN do this!
I mean- PREACH, guys!
Here at No-Guilt Life, we feel the same way. As proud residents of the Back of the Pack, we co-sign this mission statement.
And we’re putting our feet to the test with 2018 miles in 2018.
2018 Miles in 2018
That’s… well, there’s no pretty way to put this.
That’s a crapton of miles, yo. And no, *I* am not going to try to rock them all out myself (more on that in a bit!).
But something is satisfying about a specific number of miles to strive for, and tying it into the new year just makes sense to me.
The Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 Virtual Race challenges you to cover 2018 miles in 2018: however you can.
The only rules are that you cover the miles using your feet. Sorry, triathlete friends: miles on your bike or in the pool don’t count!
Some people only include intentional activities such as a run, a walk or a race. Some people count their daily step mileage towards their goal.
Basically: do you, Boo!
While I’m pretty sure I easily cover 2018 miles when I visit the Disney parks on my various trips, I don’t think I should count on those to get me to 2018 miles in 2018.
That’s why I’m opting for being part of a team.
Sarah and I are joining forces (hey, man, she’s running Dopey! We’re banking miles the first week in January!) and hoping to round out our team with 2 other runner friends.
See- you have options! Cover 2018 miles in 2018 by yourself or on a team up to 4 people.
You. Can. Do. This!
How To Participate in Virtual Races
Virtual races are awesome, and they truly are for everyone!
Here’s the scoop: you run the race when and where you want to. On the treadmill, taking a walk around the block, running a traditional race: it all counts!
A lot of runners use the virtual races as a way to keep motivated during training for their big goal races.
How does Run the Year 2018 fit in? Easy.
Say you’re running your first marathon (or 5oth!) this fall and you want a way to push through those summer months of training.
Signing up for Run the Year 2018 is going to help keep you on track by tracking all those miles towards some pretty cool bragging rights and swag.
Run the Year 2018 has it: and it’s pretty epic.
Also, this video is pretty epic…ly ridiculous. Check it out!
You have choices when you sign up on what level you want to be.
Basic Package – $25
- Access to private Facebook page
- Motivation and encouragement
- Access to individual and team tracker
- Quarterly resets with RTE and Simple Green Smoothies
- Legacy Coins (just pay shipping!)
Deluxe Package – $35
- Everything in Basic Package, plus:
- Challenge Medal
- Poster and stickers
Sarah and I have never met a medal we didn’t want, and I gotta say that shirt is calling my name.
So we’re both in for the Get it All package.
Follow this link to sign up for Run the Edge Run the Year 2018 Virtual Race.
Super important: use promo code NOGUILT2018 and save $5 on your registration– any package!
If you’re running as a team, each member signs up individually and you’ll link yourselves together via the tracking website (opening in January!).
According to the guys at Run the Edge (and math) when you (and your team) have completed this challenge you will have covered miles equal to 77 MARATHONS!
That’s pretty cool- and I hope you’ll join us in the challenge!