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So.. I'm really looking for a motivational idea to get my lard butt goin'..<br><br>
I'd like to do a VRAA.. We (Jrjo and I) created it and many here were on the first one - so I'm thinking.. lets start one.. we could post an invite in the "Just Running" forum - which was created by josh at my behest as a place to have the VRAA and a lighter side of running..<br><br>
Just Running has slowed down significantly - (5 or so new threads a day)...<br><br>
We could post an invite to here for the vraa... would that be a good thing or a bad thing??<br><br>
comments, vote on the poll..<br><br>
help me to get unfat and extra motivated!!!
 

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Sure, it would be fun. I couldnt contribute much as far as running, but I could certainly use the motivation.<br><br>
It would sure add some traffic here too.
 

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Mox nix? That's sort of pig german ain't it?<br><br>
We can't do it with the crew we have here unless it's an individual thing. But why not just do it over there? We're all still members.
 

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Did someone mention my name? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> I'll play
 

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Of Course I mentioned your name.. People should NEVER even say VRAA without following it with satfix and JRJO!!! (we shudda copyrighted it!!)<br><br>
what are your thoughts regarding doing it here or 'there'?<br><br>
It's been so long since I've posted over there - I dont even feel apart of it any longer...
 

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Novia is still the moderator of Just Running and I see she's here, halloooo?!!<br><br>
There's only six votes in the poll so far, so having it here might make pretty small teams <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif"> Maybe it's time to rev some life back in to Just Running. How long has it been since a vraa there? There was a 10-weeker just wrapped up at runningforums.com, 13-people teams. I'd think we'd want to not go any smaller than that or we'd be logging miles until next Labor day.
 

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I'm torn between that (going back to JustRunning) or inviting others from there to here.<br><br>
It should be obvious I'd like to see our membership grow, but I also respect and understand the position that having membership in three forums is just silly.. and hard to keep up with.. Which is the reason I don't post at CR any longer.. The 'in-crowd' changes so damned quickly - it's like wandering around in a cocktail party in Astro Dome - PACKED.. Too many people and simply can't seem to fit in...<br><br>
I know we have a lot of lurkers here (just look at how many people have opened this thread - and how many regular posters we have)..<br><br>
VRAA would be two-fold from my perspective - motivation and growth..<br><br>
Growth - to possibly make this a viable website (that's how I sold my brother on the free server space).. that is more than a forum...<br><br>
We've been online since april. Most posts are done by about 20% of our membership.. Not complaining mind you - just looking at it from a different perspective...
 

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Rich, I'd go for it here amd try and entice participants from CR. It may ruffle a few feathers at CR as well. We may be seen as poaching, but in order to grow we have to attract outside of the Old Faithful, so why not have a limited experience here, maybe try running Route 1, from SF to SD or From Boston to New York, something small and easy for teams of 4 or 6, make it more personal<br><br>
Just my thoughts<br><br>
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What the chick magnet said, as I bet many old timers and new timers don't have a clue about your site. If Liam didn't e-mail me, I'd be clueless as well.<br><br>
I've enjoyed all the VRAA teams I've been on, though "Dervin's Team" will always stand out to me. Sue & I went to his home in Brooklyn, where Dervin hosted a nice brunch not long after 9/11. We were all so worried about him, and none of us wil ever forget that awful time period . I know he's in Hong Kong now, but MIchael was pretty awesome to meet in person a few times. Does he know about this place??<br><br>
I'm spending too much time on my bike, and with swimming drills. Fun, except for the swimming drills, but truly not the same rush. I would LOVE a reason to RUN more! I vote to bring on the old VRAA!
 

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I would like to see the VRAA somewhere, somehow. It did seem to get a bit unruly at CR simply on the basis of size. I was a captain one go round, and it was like having a second job (as a preschool teacher <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">)<br>
Anyway, if we lack participants we could just make it a "group run" with mileage tally and narrative.<br>
Whatever the decision on format or location, I'd love to participate!
 

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I've never done it. I'll play... but if fighting occurs, I'm out.
 

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Count me in the "Yes!" camp!
 

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Count me in. If I'm not injured I will be a higher mileage ringer.
 

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a couple categories? team and solo?<br><br>
Considering some here run 2000-3000 per year, perhaps some would be interested in the running individually.<br><br>
How far is a virtual run across america?<br><br>
Or, how about two teams: Everyone vs. Grizzly.<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif">
 

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It feels like that at work already!
 
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