When I started racing, I was incredibly chuffed about getting stuff for participating. Each new t-shirt and medal was a big event. Then, I suppose I got a little jaded. After all, I can only wear one t-shirt at a time, and the medals eventually began to look alike.
Until now. The finisher’s medal for the Sarasota Half Marathon is different. First of all, it’s big (“the biggest in the state,” say the organizers). Second, it’s colourful. Last, but not least, it’s really shiny. OK, I know I’m being a little crass. But heck, it’s big and colourful and shiny. What’s not to like?