It was the weekend of free stuff.
Not only did D and I get lots of free stuff [A.K.A. scotch] at Epic Chophouse on Friday, but we also got some great swag from the 5k we ran on Sunday.
D and I decided to participate in the Cool Breeze Cyclery Corporate Challenge this year. It’s a unique setup… Rubbermaid/Ingersoll Rand/Lowe’s [along with some smaller companies] host three events. Rubbermaid hosted the 5k on Sunday. Lowe’s will host a 5k along with the Lake Norman Excursion [40, 60, 100 mile bike options] in July. Finally, Ingersoll Rand will host a triathlon in September to cap off the series. The events promote healthy lifestyles among those in the corporate environment.
So, back to the swag.
We each got a nice shirt, a sharpie, a carpentry pencil and sharpener, along with a picture hanging kit [35 lbs!] at packet pickup.
THEN, Rubbermaid had a table of free stuff at the event. Free sharpies, picture kits, pencils, and plastic water bottles.
It may sound lame that I am excited over this. But, when you have a house being renovated [and your fiance only has carpentry pencils from Home Depot], you get excited over these things. Plus, we can hang pictures!!!
Oh, and we both ran pretty decently. I placed third in my age group. Clearly this wasn’t a very competitive race. But I did have a 7:50 pace, finishing in just over 24 minutes. Don’t worry though, a 7 year old girl finished right behind me.
D beat me [of course, jerk] finishing in 22:49 [ish] with a 7:21 pace.
I would threaten to take him down next time, but we are racing again on Saturday [Over the Mountain Triathlon]. I’m pretty sure I can’t beat him in that. Crap.