I am always excited to peek into the bags to see what we get for goodies. This year wasn't bad. Actually, I think I like it a lot better than Boston's race packet this year (who thought of putting rice into Boston's bag?!) Some of the goodies included a gel shot, a Vermont magazine (that I haven't opened), an awesome sticker, and my favorite - the square of Lake Champlain Chocolate. I'm not sure how I feel about the new shirt design, but it does make it easier to wear it out in public and it seems super light. I suppose I'll have to get used to the absence of the VCM logo that is usually prominently displayed everywhere.
Tomorrow marks my third half marathon at the VCM. I did a relay team one year (with 4 other runners) and have run the full thing twice. I definitely think the half is my favorite, especially when coming off Boston. For one, I know I have the endurance to get me through it. It also feels easier because it is half the distance. The other nice thing about a half is that I can actually walk the next day!
I'll let you know how it goes. Hope you're all enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. The weather in VT is perfect!!