Learning to Like Exercise ` Time Lord Run 2015

My third run of the year was today’s Time Lord Run hosted by Geek’d Out Events and benefiting American Childhood Cancer Association. It’s my third 5k this year.


I am just ever so thankful that my friend agreed to do this run with me. After the Potter Run in August, I knew it would be more and more difficult stay motivated if I ran by myself. While this run didn’t have the turnout that the Potter Run did, I had a lot of fun.

In addition to keeping me company while I did my laps, my friend designed and helped me make the shirts we’re wearing which say “I’ve been running all my lives… through time and space.” Pretty appropriate for a Doctor Who 5k.
With every event I’m more and more impressed with GOE. For this run, at intervals there were cardboard cut out of the main Doctor Who character (which, we just HAD to get selfies with), an amazing Tennant look alike, and a green screen photo booth.

My friend and I did pretty well throughout the race. The first lap was in about 10 minutes but the second and third laps were a little more since we were talking which slowed us down a bit. By our last lap we had decided to run a little bit more and run between taking selfies with Doctor Who cardboard cut outs. This helped shave off a little time, which was good.

Next (and final for the year), Gamer Dash.which is a qualifying race for those that completed all the other races. This is the race I’ll be sporting my Lakitu costume! Should be great fun! As always, If you’re not in the Salt Lake City/Utah area, don’t worry! Geek’d Out Events also has a Virtual pass that you can buy to still get the medal, shirt and bib. You just do your run in your own neighborhood on your own time!


What are some ways you stay motivated to exercise? I’m in need of some help!

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  • OMG! I’m actually training to do my first 5k (I’m disabled but I am trying like hell!). Where on earth did you find such a fun event to run at? I know I will want to do lots of charity running for Fibromyalgia, but I’d also love to do nerdy themed runs in the future with fellow fanpeeps! <3 To keep myself motivated I listen to Jim Rohn and always have a kickass play list to run to! I also have a running partner who keeps me motivated to keep up with my workouts everyday.

    • That is so awesome! I wish you the best of luck!!!

      I had heard about the Potter Run a couple years ago but wasn’t able to actually participate until last year. Since then they have expanded from just the Potter Run. And the great thing about this event organizer is that you can actually participate without being in the state (you miss out on the fun cardboard stand ins, but it’s still totally worth it). They do a virtual run where they mail you a t-shirt, bib and medal for whatever run you signed up for. Then you just do the run when you can to earn it.

      A kick ass playlist and a partner I think are the best things for staying motivated. Particularly the partner.

      Good luck on your future 5ks!!!

  • Danielle @ From Girlie to Nerdy

    This sounds like an awesome run – I need to find some nerdy runs near me 🙂

    • It was a lot of fun! I’ve had a lot of fun with nerd themed runs. It’s easier for me to want to participate if the theme is silly but still benefiting something awesome!

  • This is awesome I had no idea there were nerdy themed runs, I’m definitely going to look them up because it’ll definitely give me the motivation I need to start running more xoxo

    • Soon they’ll be releasing a sign up for the 2016 runs (both virtually and physically). They’re a great motivation booster!

  • How fun are these runs. I don’t have fun themed runs around here. Love your shirts too.

    • It took me a while to find these ones. Keep an eye out for any 5ks around and you’ll find some fun ones. If nothing else, the ones I do allow you to do them virtually so you don’t have to be in my area to participate! 🙂

  • This is so cool! I wish something like this was near me.

  • I’ve been running steadily over the summer and hitting the 5K distance, but I’m still so intimidated by the idea of an official 5K! It’s on my goal list though. I wish my area had amazing geeky runs like this…it’d be amazing!

  • Wow!! This looks like so much fun!!! Well done you! Love the medals!

  • Congratulations! The run looks like so much fun and it must feel so rewarding afterwards. Love the medals and the Doctor Who cutouts.

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