It’s no secret – I’ve been known to register for races purely because of the bling blang. (No judging.)
You know what I’m talking about — the gold, the silver, the medals — the bling blang! After hours of pushing your physical limits and testing your mental stamina, there’s nothing quite like getting a medal draped around your sweaty neck. You look at it, you hold it, you pose in cheese-tastic photos with it. It’s a tangible recognition of what you have accomplished and for a moment, you feel like a professional athlete (now where’s the olive tree wreath?
I was never really an athlete growing up, thus, I never took home any trophies or ribbons that would boast any athletic accomplishments. Oh wait, I take that back, I did get 8th place in gymnastics once and I showed off that ribbon with pride. But beyond those 8th place accolades… nada. Fast forward 19 years and I have an oh-so-special place in my heart for race bling blang and am seeking out the best!
When I heard that the San Francisco Marathon was introducing a new “Half It All Challenge”, my heart began to flutter. First off, anyone who utters the word “challenge” is on. Second, a chance to earn additional bling blang outside the normal finishers’ swag? Consider me sold.
As you probably know, The San Francisco Marathon has TWO Half Marathons that you can choose from. With the new Half It All Challenge, if you run the 1st Half Marathon and 2nd Half Marathon in two consecutive years, you will early the all-new Half it All™ Challenge Medal. Wait, wait, here’s the little kid in me coming out: this additional medal SPINS. It’s ridiculous how excited I […]