Beat the Blerch? Whoo hoo!!!

Remember this evil little blobborama?

Evil minion.

Evil minion.

Well, let me tell ya, the man responsible for putting a name to this evil little dude, has found a way to beat this blobbo into submission.  On September 20 and 21, Matthew Inman, Mr. Oatmeal himself, has inspired a race weekend, including options to run either a 10k, half, or full marathon.  As soon as news of the races hit the web, Blerch fans went wild. Credit cards were flying out of wallets, mouses were being clicked at the speed of light, and the hungry little Blerch started rubbing his twiggy little hands together, hungry for a whole new herd of victims.  But unlike many a disappointed runDisney fan, who decided to think about hitting the register button, only to end up beating their head against the wall in entry denial angst, Mr. Oatmeal decided to add a virtual Blerch race option. Oh, happy day!

funny dog face

This is my happy face.

You know where this is going, right?  You betcha!  This Black Dog jumped on that register button faster than the Wonder Mutt can inhale a biscuit.  And since I conveniently have a half marathon distance plugged into my Wine and Dine training plan, why not just make it an easy peasy race pace day?  And check out the swag!

Stickers and medals and stress balls, oh my!

Stickers and medals and stress balls,   oh my!

Since I’m starting to really get into this whole virtual racing thing, what better way to add to the bling collection?  And really, who wouldn’t want have the oh-so-coveted Blerch monster medal hanging on their medal rack?  Hello awesome bling sweetness!  I’m so excited I could just, well….

Exhibit A.

I don’t know what happened.  She was running around screaming about the Blerch and BAM!

So if you feel like being one of the cool Beat The Blerch kids, sign up for one of the virtual races here.  Go.  Now. Go!  It’s the only way we can beat this little sucker into submission.

i-believe-in-the-blerch

Enjoy the ride.

Have you ever done a virtual race?

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22 thoughts on “Beat the Blerch? Whoo hoo!!!

  1. I want to do this virtual but unemployment has caught up with us. We had a lot if extra expenses last month so no more race registrations until I finish my dissertation and find a teaching job. *sigh* I like bling.

  2. I want to do this SO BAD! I’m just upset that they’re only offering registration until the 22nd, because I really didn’t want to put another charge on my credit card…

  3. Yay! I’m running in the actual race and I am soooo excited! Seriously, that blerch medal is where it’s at! That is the sweetest virtual race swag I’ve ever seen though!

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