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She Believed She Could So She Did 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2- Gainesville

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 3:00 AM

She Believed She Could So She Did 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2! *THIS IS A VIRTUAL RACE!  WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked)  from any location you choose.  You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more!   *This is a beautifully designed medal by Terri Akins. Please see more of her art in her Etsy store, AkinsArtDesign.  This medal measures quite a bit larger than our other medals.  It's 5 inches! And you will get a bib with your medal.  You can post your results on our Facebook Page HERE.   *WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF OUR FIRST BATCH OF MEDALS BUT HAVE ORDERED MORE!  SIGN UP NOW AND YOUR MEDAL AND BIB WILL START SHIPPING OUT BY NOVEMBER 15, 2019! COMPLETE YOUR RACE ANYTIME IN 2019! We are so excited to team with Virtual Run World for several amazing races!  Check out our She Believed She Could So She Did 1M, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 race and get this beautiful 5 inch medal! There are so many amazing colors and details that really make this medal incredible!  These are the words from the artist of this medal: She Believed She Could So She Did. We believed we could also. We were tangled up for so long, but we managed to get free enough to create our next virtual run medal. This is another LARGE, 5 inch medal designed by starving artists at Virtual Run World. Run anytime, anywhere and any distance. Being one of the race directors for Sage Rat Run, a run event in Washington State, and a runner, I have made some observations. One of them is there are never enough port-a-potties at run events. Another is there are a lot of female runners out there. Sage Rat Run averages about 70 percent female participants. I noticed that most of those female runners, including my wife, were ahead of me. But I do not mind being “chicked” at all, my running goal is to finish alive. I have set my running pace with those over 80 years old or the kids under 5. I will also admit I have been “chicked” by moms, cruising with two kids in a stroller, drinking a Starbucks Latte, during a half marathon, while qualifying for Boston. So I did some mathematical, scientific and historical calculations about female runners. Men, as a group and individually, have all been passed by female runners. I have concluded that every male in history has been “chicked” at one time in their life. If a male says he has never been “chicked” then he is lying. Men are liars and can’t be trusted with facts, math and science. Chicked: (verb) – a definition that can not found in Webster’s Dictionary, but I sum up as a female athlete who has out performed a male in a physical activity, such as running. Let us look back in history for some examples. In 396 B.C., one of the earliest recorded events of being “chicked” is Kyniska, a Spartan princess, who wins an Olympic chariot race, reserved for males. This resulted in the first female mosaic artist representation of two guys being “chicked.” Notice the stunned look in their face. In the 776 B.C. the first Olympics were held in ancient Greece. The women were excluded because the men were being “chicked” so often, so they competed in their own running event called “Games of Hera.” This was to honor the Greek goddess Hera, who ruled over women and the earth. Hera, by the way, means “Goddess of all things chicked.” Located in the British Museum is an 11.4 cm bronze statute of a Spartan girl running. The bronze is dated around 500 B.C. You will notice she is looking back at the males that she passed during her run, her face grimacing in their lack of training. Why have women excelled in running, walking, and as my wife says, just about everything else? Because they, “believed they could, so they did!” A study at the University of Cape Town tested a hypothesis that women

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