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31 Jan 2009

Remember when HobbitGrrl mentioned there would be a packet pick up date? I was envisioning all kinds of riches. Money, precious jewels, a tshirt that fit. Really any of those things would have been frickin’ awesome. Instead I have a shirt that makes me look like a stuffed sausage.

Surf City Half Marathon Tshirt logo

Surf City Half Marathon Tshirt logo

Cool logo right? And if I suddenly lose 30 pound it’s going to be perfect. I’ve already added it to the stack of shit I can’t wear…yet. *sigh*

I also received this fantastic wooden surfboard. It’s about six inches long.

The front of the board

The front of the board

 

The back of the board

The back of the board

I still haven’t figured out what the hell it is.

Is it a Christmas ornament? In which case it’s huge and is missing a hangy thingy.

It is the world’s thickest bookmark?

I really couldn’t figure that one out.

Then there was:

Surf City Half Marathon Race Map

Surf City Half Marathon Race Map

Since their internet version was impossible to print on one page this was awesome. I geeked out and took an extra one for a scrapbook if I ever get off my butt and scrapbook something.

Also:

Surf City Half Marathon Shoe Tag

Surf City Half Marathon Shoe Tag

I know the shoes are crooked but it looked really dumb when I straigtened the image. The tag came attached to the front of the bib and you removed it and attached it yourself.

Then there was the awesome race bib. I was sure I’d lose it before the end of the day due to my general misfortune with tags, etc. I was wrong the damn things are almost indestructible. But more importantly it came with a handy dandy thing on the back.

Race Bib Emergency Contact Form

Race Bib Emergency Contact Form

It’s quite brilliant really. I walked with a belt pack but so many people run with absolutely nothing but the clothes they wear and an ipod. This way they have emergency info no matter what!

And that is it. Nothing else.  

Getting to the registration desk was like walking through the maze that is Ikea. I had to go past tons of stalls selling everything from socks to sports gel. But then hey, what do you expect.

Oh and one really funny thing was they had all the mile marker signs outside the registration tent complex.

People were lining up to take pictures

All the Half Marathoners took pictures in front of the 13 mile marker

All the Half Marathoners took pictures in front of the 13 mile marker

There was something humbling about seeing all the mile markers lined up like soldiers though.

All 13 mile markers for the half marathon. EEEK!

All 13 mile markers for the half marathon. EEEK!

So that was the intro stuff. I wish I’d taken more pictures!

6 Nov 2008
Categorized As: Free Stuff

Okay I haven’t done this yet but I just discovered…

Do you live in a big city or plan to visit one? Bank of America is offering free admission to over 70 museums if show your BofA card during the first weekend of every month. SWEET!

Click HERE for more info. (And walking around a museum burns calories. WOOT!)

Unfortunately they don’t have museums in every state (yet) but they’ve added a lot of states so lets hope they’ll keep it growing until it does!