Let me show you what’s inside my 2020 Allstate Hot Chocolate Virtual 5K swag bag via my video on Slowpoke Divas TV channel on YouTube. SPOILER ALERT: Yep, I earned the cool finisher medal!
For me, finisher medals are tangible reminders of the work I did to get to the start line, and then persevere through a tough course and tougher thoughts to reach the finish line. While a virtual race certainly doesn’t have an inflatable arch to mark the start/finish point, I still had to select my course, where to start, and where to finish (hint: close to the car! LOL). The workout I did to “earn” this finisher medal was an effort because I’m still on the road back to fitness and pre-pandemic weight levels (sadly, I think the journey to the latter goal will be a tad longer).
The other items in a swag bag will also remind me of my accomplishments in ways a finisher medal can’t. For instance Goddess Race organizers often provide commemorative charms and necklaces. These are much more comfortable to wear than a chunk of medal that’s better suited to hang on the wall.
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