• Samantha Andrews

Back on My Running Fest: Virtual 15k

Disclaimer: I received an entry into the Back on My Feet Running Festival Virtual 15k to evaluate as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews.


I ended September by running the Back On My Feet Virtual 15k. Back On Feet (https://support.backonmyfeet.org/bomfrunningfestival) is an organization that provides support for individuals who are facing homeliness. I ran the race and donated $250 to support their mission.


I trained for this race with the Garmin half marathon training plan. The training plan consisted of easy runs, progression runs, and strides over several weeks. While I had no time goal in mind, I wanted to finish the race strong.


Since I signed up the 15k, I received a bib, energy gel, and finish line banner for my race swag. The swag arrived a few days before the I ran the race. In the spirit of tradition, I set up my flat runner picture the day before the race.



I ran route that took me from my neighborhood though the City of Atlanta through some of my favorite neighborhoods. The weather was wonderful and I choose a route that moderate hills (which is though to find in ATL). My pace was fine and just when I was about to run out of water I made it to a Fleet Feet. Not only did I fill my water bottle, but I also bought some socks on clearance. I finished the last mile after my impromptu Fleet Feet shopping spree.


I finished the race in 1:50:34 and felt wonderful afterwards. My training has greatly improved every aspect of my running. I am starting feel like I did when I was at the height of my fitness. I enjoyed the run and thankful to support a great organization.


Every month, I donate a percentage of my income to support an organization and in September I choose to support Back On Feet. I earned a race tee-shirt with my donation.

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