Why do I keep putting myself through this?
I signed up again for the Sundown Marathon and this time it’s for the 21.1 kilometre half marathon portion. Sometimes when I’m entering the race pen I wonder what I have gotten myself into. I hate running. And yet, here I am again in my rubber shoes, shorts, and race singlet.
Race kit collection was at Suntec Convention Center. Suntec is like a favourite mall that I never go to. It is so spacious. Wide halls, tall ceilings. Makes you feel like a 9 year-old. But it’s also out of the way. That’s why we don’t go to Suntec much. Dami ko na sinabi.
I made some purchases at the event:
- Arm Pocket Mega I-40 (fits larger-sized smartphones; this is so hard to find at department stores)
- Two (2) packets of energy gels (I have never tried energy gels… Like EVER)
- One (1) shuttle bus ticket back to my neighbuorhood. I don’t want to worry about transpo after my race on July 5.
The goodie bag consists of your race singlet. Quite notable was the timing chip which no longer is attached to your race bib. It is now attached to your shoes!
Free samples include Kiehl’s and Counterpain. I got free sunblock for filling up an Acuvue race bib.
Interesting that instead of 10,000 vouchers scattered in your giant goodie bag… they decided to put it together in a “Voucher Booklet”. How organized.
OSIM, the brand that does those fancy massage chairs, is this year’s title sponsor. I have NO IDEA what that $50 OSIM voucher is for (pictures above). Is that a mechanical Pitcher Plant? A Wine Warmer?
Sundown Marathon 2015 is on July 4/5.