Another Virtual Race Medal

So I finished my 2nd long virtual race.
This one was the Viking Challenge on Yes.Fit.
It was an accumulation of 65.3 miles.

It took me weeks to complete it but I am fine with that.

I have walked more since April training for various events than I have in several years before that.

This Saturday I am doing my Buddy Check 22K event.
I set it up to go with my Buddy Check that I do every month.
I will do 4 loops at Cleary Park.
When I finish, Elsolel will give me this medal that I signed up for as a virtual 1/2 marathon thru Virtual Strides, the Stop 22 race.

This is one that I know will push me.
I will be carrying 22 lbs of weight in my ruck besides my water.

Anyone contemplating suicide, please check in with someone.
Suicide doesn't make the pain go away, it just moves that pain to someone else.
I know I speak a lot about veterans and PTSD but know that it isn't just veterans I care about.

Some resources:
Stop Soldier Suicide - https://www.facebook.com/stopsoldiersuicide
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - https://www.facebook.com/AFSPnational
Battle Buddy - https://www.facebook.com/FIGHT.THE.DARK
Odin's Operators - https://www.facebook.com/odinsop
Operation Enduring Warrior - https://www.facebook.com/EnduringWarrior
Operation 23 To Zero - https://www.facebook.com/op2320
Carry The Fallen - https://www.facebook.com/CarryTheFallen
Υ Σ Μ Χ - https://www.facebook.com/Fraternal.order
Veterans Crisis Line - http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

These are numbers of crisis resources for Vets.
If you are in dire need 911
1-800-273-8255 for Vets press 1
1-800-273-8255 if you feel suicidal
1-800-342-9647 is the number for military one source call them and they will help to build you a plan
1-866-966-1020 Defense ctr for excellence
1-800-984-8523 Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline
421-3700 DSN
312-421-3700 OCONUS DSN

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to awarding you that medal. You do good, for good reasons.