The Akron Marathon is over. Now, let's look at all the swag and whatnot I raked in this weekend.
First, of course, is the medal.
I was actually a bit surprised to see the medal at the finish. Someone told me that they weren't giving away medals this year, but hats instead. This 2009 medal will probably replace the 2008 medal as my rearview mirror fob.
But we did indeed get hats.
The hats I believe actually replaced the long sleeve technical shirts that I've gotten the last two years. It says "Finisher 26.2" on the back. It's an OK hat. I don't know if it'll replace my other running hat. Maybe on really hot days.
And check out this sweet jacket.
I have lamented that Brooks was not giving away shoes this year, but I do like the jacket. In fact, I'm wearing it right now.
Speaking of shoes ...
Behold! the Brooks T6 Racer. I spied these at the expo, and I couldn't pass up the price. I've been thinking about getting minimal shoes for a while now. I took them for a spin at recovery pace on Sunday, and they feel pretty darn nice. They're as light as Champagne bubbles. Now, I just need to find another race ...
In addition to the above, my subscription to Running Times will be renewed for another year. Or until Rodale folds it into Runner's World.
All in all a pretty good haul. Cheers!