Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Finding a "Bad Ass" Runner


The theme for this Tuesday's on the Run is a favorite race.  I don't think I could ever pick one race in particular to be my favorite because they are all so unique in their own way. However, I do have some pretty exciting stuff to look forward to in the future. One thing in particular has been 12 years in the making and I think JUST maybe, I might be able to count that one among my favorite races. Hear me out.....

After completing the Inaugural Virtual 10k Log Off Shut Down Go Run from Gone For A Run I was excited to see them offering their next Virtual Race. Bad Ass Runner. The name in itself is so fun that you just want to do it. 

I had to laugh when I saw this title because I actually have a story behind this motto. When I was in High School a good friend of mine had this truck that had a decal on his windshield that said Bad Ass. Back then it was early 2000s when those decals were cool(or were they ever)? He thought so. One day my mom and I were taking a walk on the sidewalk and this young girl riding a big wheel was coming towards us pretty fast and my mom says, "Here comes bad ass." I said to my mom  "Mom, why would you call her that? She may be riding fast but it's just a little girl".  And then my mom said  "No, look who's coming down the road".  Then I realized what she meant.  My friend was driving his S10 pick up truck on the other side of the road. 

A throwback pic to a 5K we ran together a very long time ago!
Now back then he may have thought he was a Bad Ass, but he surely wasn't a Bad Ass Runner. He used to laugh at me when I would go out for my runs and think that's crazy. Well fast forward 12 years later he just signed up for his first Run Disney Half Marathon. My running is rubbing off on him. He can now call himself a Bad Ass Runner during this summer while he is training for his first Half Marathon.  I am looking forward to running this Virtual Race with him as a training run since he is now truly a Bad Ass:)   Oh, and he signed up for VA Beach this summer too!   I can't wait to start training with this friend!

The Bad Ass Virtual race is a 5 mile run, which I think will be a great start for a training run with my friend. I pretty much have the route we will use planned out in my head but I need to go track it before hand.  The Virtual race will take place between May 29-31.  Register early so you have your race swag for on race day!   Can't you just picture yourself running around town in a shirt that says "Bad Ass Runner"?
Once you submit your time, you will get the even cooler "Bad Ass Runner" Medal!  Share your experience on Social media to win some great prizes!   For more info on this "Bad Ass" race, Visit Goneforarun.

Do you know someone who wants to be a "Bad Ass Runner"?  -L

I am a gone for a run ambassador and my entry to this virtual race was complimentary.

We are linking up with TOTR.
 

42 comments:

  1. Love this! I linked up my Ragnar recap. We were all Bad Ass during Ragnar. ;-)

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    1. I have always wanted to do a Ragnar race. They look like so much fun.

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  2. I want to sign up for this virtual 5K for the shirt alone!

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  3. Too funny! I love the story! :D Have fun with this 10K - I'm having to sit out of this one because I'll be out of town that weekend.

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    1. Well maybe next time. I have a feeling there will be plenty more races to come.

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  4. Whoo hoo! I'll be doing the Bad ass virtual as well!

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  5. I"ll be running this one too! Lots of us Bad Ass runners out there! :) Hey, guess this means we're running together!

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  6. I've never done a virtual run but I'll have to check this out! I think my fiance would like it as well since he's getting into running :)

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    1. It's always more fun to run with others. I'm sure he would love the shirt as well.

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  7. I love the theme of this race. I'll also be running it.

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    1. Glad to hear you'll be running it too. The theme is so fun!

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  8. I saw the medal posted and love it!! Such a great name lol and how awesome you will have a new training buddy! What a great way to start your racing at Disney!! Such a fun way to go :)

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  9. Looks like some good bling, but that's right after I get back from Napa. I don't think my liver would appreciate trying to get to 5k that soon.

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    1. I'm sure there will be plenty other opportunities to run.

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  10. What a fun story to go with this...
    I actually already signed up for it... & afraid to put the magnet on my car as much time as I spend at church :) haha

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    1. Haha. Yeah that may not go over too well. You could just take it off when you go. But what are the chances you are always going to remember:)

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  11. Super cute! I would totally do this if I didn't have a marathon on the 31st.

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    1. Goodluck in your marathon. You will still be able to call yourself a bad ass after completing your marathon.

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  12. Great story!!!! Fun race idea too, hope you both have a lot of fun training for it too, sounds like you will:)

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    1. Thanks. Yeah I thought this was very fitting.

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  13. Love it. Totally think I might have to do this race--just for the shirt alone! :)

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  14. We never do the virtual races, but we also can do this as ambassadors. Very tempting, but with a wedding in 6 weeks and a trip to CA this week, not sure we can be sure to do the blogging etc to go with it.

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  15. Hope we get to see you this weekend in California.

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  16. Ha. That's a great story! Have a fun race!

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  17. Funny story! I would definitely like o do that virtual race but will be out of town then (with a promise to my husband not to run while we're away).

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    1. No running while away? How are you going to resist? Hope you and your hubby have a great time.

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  18. LOL! Too fun!

    I don't think I could wear a "bad ass" shirt around but I love the concept!

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  19. Oh... I like that shirt. Fun.

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  20. this story is adorable! i love getting friends to run with me!

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  21. Love the name of the race too. Virtual races are fun I do the skirt sports ones because they have the best swag!

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  22. I hope you enjoy the Bad Ass 5 miler! I would do it but I already have a race that weekend.

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  23. What I love about this is that ANYONE can be a badass runner :)

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  24. well, I want to be a bad ass! That looks like to much fun :) I'm in!

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