I think I have mentioned that I belong to several running groups. One of the groups I joined is a virtual running group. I belong to the Whovian Running Club. It is a club that runs for good causes and it’s members are all fans of the British science fiction TV show Doctor Who.
I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who since I was a kid. Our PBS station in Arkansas would play reruns. They mostly showed the Tom Baker era. That is when Baker played the part of the Doctor. This show is awesome! I mean if you wanted a show to just keep going, you come up with a character like the Doctor. He is an alien that looks like he is human, but he has two hearts. He doesn’t die. When he is badly injured he just regenerates. Brilliant! I mean say you have an actor that leaves the show for whatever reason. Does the show die? No! You just get another actor to play the same character and add their own little quirks because he is an alien after all. You can do that!
I first joined the group back when they did not run with a phone app called Charity Miles. They just ran and you bought a medal. It was all on the honor system. We got our first medals, but the second medal we decided to purchase never came. I loved the design of the Hello Sweetie medal. “Hello, Sweetie,” is something one of the beloved characters says on the show. Dr. River Song is a smart and sassy character. I tend to like the sassy ladies. I like to think I’m kind of sassy. Anyway, there was some drama over the admin who was running the show. There might have been some laws broken. I’m not sure. There sure were a lot of mad people. I wasn’t very happy myself. There was also a lot of angry Facebook posts.
Another group of ladies offered anyone who had purchased a medal to join a new group. They promised that this new group was legit and planned on staying that way. It has lived up to all of those promises. We never got our Hello Sweetie medal, but they did give us another medal instead.
Since then the group has had several running challenges and formed some sub groups to get people involved in some friendly competitions. The sub groups are based off of the companions the Doctor has had. That or spin-off shows. I loved them all. It was a hard decision, but in the end I chose Donna which was Catherine Tate’s character. She was the companion that I related to the most. She was like most people you might meet, but she was sassy. She was also very special, but she just didn’t know it.
So with everything going on here in the real world there wasn’t very many virtual races I could afford to run. Then this cute little medal popped up with this cute little kid. How could I refuse?
This particular medal was with RODS, Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome. There was a cute picture of a little boy name Charlie that was trying to get to his forever home. So I just had to do this one. Charlie is cute and the medal is cute. I love Donna and the episode with these cute little aliens made from human fat (Adipose) was one of Donna’s episodes, Partners in Crime. That is what is on the front of the shirt and on the medal, a little Adipose. I love it when she says, “I’m waving at fat!” It was just meant to be.
I didn’t make any particular day my special Adipose 5K because my regular runs are little over a 5K. Now one might think that makes it trivial for me, but it doesn’t. I mean just because I didn’t say that August 27th was the day and took pictures and posted it doesn’t mean it wasn’t special. Every run I do is special. I’m lucky because I can get up and run for a healthier me. It is a time when I can reflect. It is a time to center myself and be a better wife and parent. I also always use my Charity Miles app when it works (Charity Miles is having an issue with the Oreo update. So I have missed logging my miles for the last few weeks). That is how I make every run special. I figure as long as I do the distance, get the medal, and use my Charity Miles; it is all good.
I love this medal and the shirt is so soft. I can’t wait for the cooler Fall weather to wear it. Whovian Running Club did a Timey Wimey event to open up old races to give people a chance to get medals they might have missed. There were a lot of cool ones, but I just couldn’t do them all. Congrats to all that did and got to be a Key Holder.