We'd normally be talking about our Broad Street Run and the post-race party on Sunday, but we are cursed with living in interesting times. There's lots to look forward to when quarantine is over and we can get back to normalcy, but in the meantime we'll make due with our virtual activities and shared experiences. Keep sharing your runs with the group on Facebook and let us know how you're creatively adjusting to circumstances.
And, if you haven't been running and exercising as much as you were before the lockdown (like me), that's OK too. We're all dealing with this situation in our own ways. And besides, running isn't going anywhere.
Part of what makes the Broad Street Run so special is that it brings the entire Philadelphia community together. It’s more than a race. It’s a connection to something so much larger - the city we love, the Philadelphia community cheering and volunteering, and the other runners sharing such hallowed ground. The Broad Street Run is an annual celebration that unites us - the new runners, the once a year runners, the everyday runners, and everyone in between. Running is a unique sport where you will find all ages, all levels, all paces sharing the same road at the same time.
While we stay home and look forward to running ten miles through our favorite city in October, the roads are still open. The PR Solo Challenge for this week is to run ten miles. You don’t have to do it all at once. You don’t even have to run if you prefer to walk, hike or bike. Just cover ten miles throughout the week, share your miles with us and use the #prsoloten.