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Collecting My Race Swag

by Meghann on February 26, 2010

Check it – Michelob Challenge Baby!!! Woop Woop!


Whose pumped?!?! I’m pumped!!!!

I was counting down the minutes this afternoon until I was free for the weekend. I knew I had a long drive ahead of me and the sooner I got on the road the better.

I had to race home to grab Maddie and quickly ate a blueberry oikos with some fiber one.


The drive was as predicted – long and slow. At least I had Maddie to keep me company. πŸ˜‰ She had a ball jumping from one seat to the next in the traverse.

Once in Tampa my first mission was to pick up my race packet and swag for the weekend.


Because really running a cool race is always about the cool swag, right?


3 races = 4 shirts + 1 hat


The 5k & 15k shirt (x2)


The full marathon shirt


This one was my favorite


And the ultra-exclusive Michelob Challenge sweatshirt


Notice how it is already covered in dog hair.


I shall wear this one with pride. πŸ™‚

Derek and I were starved after sorting through our swag and were more than ready to begin carb loading for our races tomorrow morning. (Derek is running the 15k πŸ™‚ ) We headed to Bungalow – a new restaurant in South Tampa – for some good eats.




We started with the Yucca Fries. Derek knows how much I love my yucca fries. πŸ˜‰



For my main course I had the Maui Maui Tacos.


I ate two and Derek ate the third.


They were very spicy and very tasty. πŸ™‚

A pre-race meal would not be complete with out frozen yogurt.



I ordered a small tart yogurt with kiwi, graham cracker, and chocolate chips.


The best bites had chocolate chips. πŸ˜‰

Ready or not tomorrow is the big day!!!

WIsh me luck as I tackle both the 15k and the 5k in the am. Also wish Derek luck as he runs 9.3 miles for the first time ever!!!

Good Night!

1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Holy smokes!!!! That’s a load of swag you got!!! I mean, you’ll be running a long distance, I suppose πŸ™‚

You find the yummiest froyo places.

2 jentrinque February 26, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Go Derek! I can’t believe he’s running a 15 already! Good luck to him. (And you!)

3 Heather February 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm

good luck girl! you guys are going to rock those races…keep us updated! πŸ™‚

4 Tamera February 26, 2010 at 11:46 pm

ummm eat more please.

5 emily February 27, 2010 at 12:03 am

Oh wow, Meghann’s doctor reads her blog? That’s cool.

6 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama February 27, 2010 at 4:33 am


7 MEG C. February 26, 2010 at 11:57 pm

wow that is some AMAZING swag. i wanna sign up for those races!!

8 theprocessofhealing February 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Wow that’s a LOT of swag!!! Lucky girl you!
And good luck to you and Derek! Woohoo!

9 learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood February 27, 2010 at 12:33 am

Good Luck… I am sure that you will dominate all of your races this weekend!! I wish you the best of luck!!

10 Hangry Pants February 27, 2010 at 1:06 am

I am tired just looking at that sweatshirt.

Good luck Derek & Meghann.

11 Emilyeatsclean February 27, 2010 at 1:12 am

I’ll be running the half marathon on Sunday….hope to see you down there! Good luck to you and Derek tomorrow! πŸ™‚


12 kirsten February 27, 2010 at 1:13 am

good luck to you and derek!!

13 Ida February 27, 2010 at 1:16 am

Good luck tomorrow- you’ll do great! Are you and Derek running the 15k together? Can’t wait to read your recaps.

14 Me-Linh @ Sweets and Sweat February 27, 2010 at 1:36 am

Oh my goodness good luck! This is so inspirational, I want to run a 15K (and get all that loot). But seriously, running that much is crazay!

15 Emily February 27, 2010 at 1:36 am

Good luck with the races! I’m jealous of your awesome swag!

16 caronae February 27, 2010 at 1:50 am

That’s some pretty sweet swag. Good luck! You can do it πŸ™‚

17 Laura February 27, 2010 at 2:39 am

Cool, the shirts remind me of Pirates of the Caribbean or the Monkey Island computer games or something, with the font and the skull and crossbones. Nice swag! My cousin and aunt are serious marathon athletes here in NZ, but it all seems quite different here. Not much swag at all, and usually – except in the very, very top races – only the winners will get medals.

18 Emily February 27, 2010 at 3:10 am

Good luck. I’m tired just reading about it all!!

19 Fallon February 27, 2010 at 3:17 am

What an awesome swag! Good luck to the both of you. I can’t wait to hear the results!

20 foodfitnessandfreya February 27, 2010 at 4:19 am

Hhaha the best bites of anything have chocolate chips πŸ˜›
GOOD LUKC Derek and GOOD LUKC you! You’ll both be awesome πŸ˜€

21 Sammi February 27, 2010 at 6:03 am

Good luck Meghann and Derek!!!! I’m doing a 5k today up in Richmond! πŸ™‚ Hopefully all three of us will do amazingly well!
Your swag always makes me jealous! The races I have run didn’t give out much swag πŸ™

22 Becky February 27, 2010 at 7:42 am

Great race goodies! Good luck to both of you. I keep seeing your yucca fries and definitely need to give them a try – yum!

23 MelissaNibbles February 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

Good luck to you and Derek!!!

24 inmytummy February 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

Good luck!! I remember when you were writing about Derek’s first 5K and now he’s up to a 15K? That’s amazing!!

25 Gabriela (froyolover) February 27, 2010 at 8:31 am

Good Luck on the race, Meghann!
Apparrently, everything on your race looked fun… πŸ˜€
Have a great weekend!
Brazilian XOXOΒ΄s,

26 Anna@ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 27, 2010 at 8:36 am

Wow!!! Awesome swag bag!! GOOD LUCK!!!!

27 Lauren February 27, 2010 at 8:53 am

Good luck! Can’t wait to read your recaps! I ran the Gasparilla 15K & 5K and had so much fun, I love that race. Makes me want to be in Tampa right now!

Happy running!

28 Dana February 27, 2010 at 9:22 am

Good luck!!

29 Amanda P February 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

Good luck on all the races! You’re going to be so accomplished (and so tired). More froyo rewards πŸ™‚

30 Matt February 27, 2010 at 9:32 am

Good luck!

31 Rachel February 27, 2010 at 9:37 am

Good luck to you both today! I know that you guys will do awesome. I can’t wait to read the recaps πŸ™‚ And that swag is amazing. I need to register for a race so that I can get some cool swag πŸ™‚

32 Abby February 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

You’re going to do so well!! Best of luck to you and Derek!

33 carolinebee February 27, 2010 at 10:02 am

Good luck you two!!

34 Heather February 27, 2010 at 10:05 am

Wow that’s some seriously awesome swag!! I love the long sleeve shirt (and the hoodie of course!!) GOOD LUCK!! You’ll rock it!!

35 caitlin February 27, 2010 at 10:14 am

awesome swag! i am glad to see the shirt isn’t a disgusting bright orange like it was last year!

36 tramey1 February 27, 2010 at 10:27 am

Rock those races!!!!! I am here for the Half as well, and I am a nervous wreck. We are going to CaliYogurt today, in your honor!!! πŸ˜‰

37 Jes February 27, 2010 at 10:35 am

That yogurt sounds sooooo good! Good luck on your race!! I love all the goodies they gave you!

38 Karla February 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

Good luck to you and Derek!!
Have fun!!

39 whitinspired February 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

Isn’t it great how everything you own is covered in dog hair? Talk about race swag…that’s awesome!

40 fitandfortysomething February 27, 2010 at 11:10 am

What an awesome event. Good luck to both you and Derek!

41 Running on Faith February 27, 2010 at 11:13 am

I LOVE the shirts!! Congrats and good luck!

42 kat February 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

Can’t wait to read how you both rocked it!

43 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) February 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

Love the swag! I can’t wait to read about how you rocked your race. You’re going to be awesome!

44 Nikita February 27, 2010 at 11:28 am

Goodluck to you and Derek! You are such an inspiration Meghann! πŸ™‚ You guys are going to rock the races!

45 Erica February 27, 2010 at 11:43 am

Now thats what I call swag! Good stuff. Love the t’s! Super cute. Great dinner….I have to give yucca another try- those look just too good. Good luck this weekend- as always, can’t wait to read the recaps

46 feetinmotion February 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm

what cool swag!!! Good luck girl!

47 musingsofthegranolagirl February 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Good luck! All that gear looks amazing & it looks you got an AWESOME prerace meal πŸ™‚

48 christina cadden February 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Can’t wait to hear how you did!

49 Anne P February 27, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Can’t wait to read about the races – I know you’ll rock them all! Also can’t wait to be in Tampa and see you NEXT WEEKEND!!! Woooooo.

50 missyrayn February 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

That swag looks amazing. I hope I get some good stuff at my 1/2 marathon in the fall.

51 rollerkoesterrun February 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

BEST OF LUCK! Oh and collecting race swag is the best- love me a good EXPO!

~Christie (

52 laurenonymous February 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I like free stuff. Even though, with all the registration fees it’s not REALLY free…but I like to pretend it is. Best of luck!

53 Karissa @ CardioFoodie February 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Good luck on your race! Your tacos look delicious!

54 Denisse February 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Good Luck Meghann. Have a wonderful time at the run. I ran my first 5K this year (last weekend) while fighting a fever/cold. It was a challenge but so much fun. Thanks for being an inspiration always. I have learned so much from you. Enjoy the race, can’t wait to see the pictures πŸ˜€

55 Britt February 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Hope your races rocked!!!

56 Karen W February 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm

LOVE the sweatshirt and the marathon short – you really scored some swag for that race. Hope it was a good one!

57 kristilyn February 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I haven’t been in too many races – December will be my first half marathon – so I really haven’t gotten any cool swag. All I’ve collected are t-shirts!

Love the frozen yogurt … I would never think to add kiwi!


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