7:00 AM: 3-Mile Wog – COMPLETED
I forgot all about my race swag from this past Sunday’s race. I know a few people that run for t-shirts. I like collecting BIBs. So, about this race, it’s a very small, small race. I mentioned before that I am pretty sure it’s small because there’s two bigger races in NJ happening on this day. We have the New Jersey Long Branch Marathon/Half Marathon/Relay and the New York TD’s Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. These two events are filled with thousands of athletes. Hence, at the Summit 5-mile Race, there were only 256 runners. Yes, that’s right… 256.
The cost of this race is $22. I believe post registration, it is $25. The race starts at 1pm. It’s kind of late for a race. Courtney ran this last year and I remember it being hot and humid. She said it was not fun at all. Especially around mile 4 when the hills, and I mean HILLS, come into play. I have to say, there are a lot of water stations, the volunteers are awesome and motivating.
After the race, right across the finish line, there was the town fair going on. How fun! Zeppoli’s, kettle corn, Italian hotdogs and sausages, BBQ. There were vendors selling those cheap sunglasses, sundresses, jewelry, paintings. It was really just the perfect day with the perfect weather.
Of course, I forgot about my swag and didn’t even bring it into the house till Monday night.
I’m surprised that the t-shirt is long sleeves. It’s a Spring race. I don’t mind long sleeve t’s though.
So, they gave A LOT of chap stick. I found it hysterical because Pedro’s always saying how my lips are chapped. In fact, he’s nicknamed me Chappy. (Another nickname is Crumbs because when I eat, there are always crumbs all over me). P said, “Oh, they must have seen you from afar and got the race swag bag with all the chap stick for you!” HA!
I’m impressed with their swag. I’ve had swag that had nothing but advertisements and a t-shirt. So this one was pretty hefty for a very small race. No complaints here!
On an unrelated racing note, last night I started cramping up and it lasted for 30-seconds each time. Oh, the joys of pregnancy. During my 10-mile race and half marathon (27-weeks and 29-weeks), I had Braxton Hicks visiting — My OB stresses hydrating. I felt like I was drinking so much and the more I drank, the more I had to pee. You can’t win.
I’m scheduled for a half-day at work. I get to see how the bun’s cooking in the oven via ultrasound. How fun! Last time I saw her/him, I was only 19-weeks and a few days. So this will be interesting. I can’t believe it’s been 14-weeks since I’ve seen him/her.
I’ll update later…
One last thing… me this morning trying to see if my laces are tied.
Whoops… can’t quite see them. I have to hold the camera in a different angle.
Hmmm… It’s getting harder to see my feet.