I’m Swagtastic and I’ve Got the Swag to Prove It!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but races these days are all about going paperless. The expos are about getting your shirt, your bib, and that’s about it. Gone are the days of race bags, filled with goodies to try and freebies. And while I’m all for being environmentally friendly, I really LOVE trying things before I buy a case, or at the very least, a box!

So I was pretty stoked when the Swagtastic Race benefitting Medals4Mettle reached out to see if we wanted to check out their virtual race. Yes and please! The race took place this past weekend and I was thrilled when I found the (heavy) box of swag on the doorstep.

My swag partner in running, Gemma.

My swag partner in running, Gemma.

I decided that the swag would wait until after our 5k. After all, I needed to work for my prizes! On Friday, while the kiddos were in school, Gemma and I took to the streets in our neighborhood and accomplished our 5k. It was a gorgeous day and we actually held a pretty good pace, going off my Fitbit calculations. (You know, when she wasn’t trying to trip me.)

Racer number 22 and her trusty sidekick!

Racer number 22 and her trusty sidekick!

After a busy weekend, I finally got the chance to check out the SWAG and I was NOT disappointed. Stalking the Swagtastic Races website gave me a pretty good indication of what was awaiting in the box but still, there’s something about opening a box of goodies that makes you feel like a kid on your birthday!

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To give you an idea of just a FEW things in here that I’m super duper excited for… on with the pictures.

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Using these right now – stupid cough! Good Ricola!

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A few of these are tried and true, but most are new to me! And a few things I can even share with my running partner (okay, maybe a kernel or two of popcorn).

I have the Hershey Half coming up this weekend and the 5k at “race pace” definitely gave me some recently lacking confidence!

Did you do the Swagtastic Race or any other virtual races recently? I want to hear about it! Link me to a blog post in the comments or just talk at me. 😉

Thank you to Swagtastic Races for the awesome opportunity.

2 thoughts on “I’m Swagtastic and I’ve Got the Swag to Prove It!

  1. Yay for Gemma running the 5k with you. I don’t know if i’d be able to get a 5k in, my labrador would trip me for sure!!! Good luck at the Hershey half this weekend. I want to do one of the Hershey races! I read on another blog that the half was very hilly. For that reason I don’t know if I want to try that one. Can’t wait to hear what you thought of it.

    • She tried to her hardest to trip me but I think the urge to run was too great! 😉 And as a bonus, she was EXHAUSTED for the rest of the day.

      I’ve heard that the Hershey half has some hills too – I was hoping that I was mis-remembering that little detail but I’ll let you know for sure. I’m going to be taking it easy and letting my foot dictate what I do with pace. Fingers crossed!

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