FREE swag my running heart

I ran a half marathon this past weekend and one of the best parts was all the free stuff! The expo is amazing because of all the swag you can get as well before the race... and the food you can get after the race is really wonderful too! I actually ended up not getting a lot of free swag at the expo (I was thinking costume changes, masks, stilts...) because I parked at McDonalds with limited parking and could only stay for an hour but I did go big and go home with the post-race swag and then I wrote a run-on* sentence.

All in all I got 7 bags of Bare Naked granola, 2 Cytomax bottles (the citrus was suprisingly good! Propel now has a contender.), 5 GU packets, 4 snicker marathon bars, 4 bananas, 2 oranges, and 1 luna bar. (Plus more like chapstick, a wine sample, and fortune cookies...)

Do you want to know the best part? I got the GU packets when I was at mile 9. I kept grabbing them and ran the rest of the race with my free stuff. Look below and laugh to yourself.

For all you haters out there (Amanda, I am looking at you), I saved countless pennies for 3 1/2 years for this one race and think that getting some free food and goodies is totally coo without the l.

*See what I did there?

Do you like free things? Do you send other people yourself free things?


  1. I will commit heinous crimes for free swag.

  2. Anonymous7:52 AM

    Gabriella! I love it!! Congrats :)

  3. Anonymous3:57 PM

    oh. my. gosh. hahahahaha. good work!! love, laura

  4. Ran a bunch of 5Ks throughout high school and always loved the free Propel, Gatorade, fruit, granola bars, t-shirts, etc. Need to get back into those glorious events!

  5. Becky4:03 PM

    we all thought of you when grabbing a bag of bagels, apples, and jar of salsa from the AEOE conference!!

  6. Congrats on your half marathon! That's so awesome and the pictures are hilarious. :)


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