I knew that running was good for me, but I didn't know about all of the specific, tangible benefits of choosing to run farther than most other people. Check-in today at the Carlsbad 5000 showed me just how beneficial the extra effort can be.
Action 258 - Be A Running VIP. The line today at check-in was crazy long. And after that, there was another equally long line to pick up race t-shirts. But, that line was for people running the 5K. Those of us who had signed up to do the All Day 25K were directed to the far right of the crowd, where a lonely volunteer was waiting for someone, anyone, to come and check in. And at the t-shirt booth, another single volunteer was assigned to the All Day runners.
This is what it felt like. The crowd was on one side and I was on the other.
So, because I chose to run farther than the majority of the other runners, I was treated to a VIP experience today. I was in and out of the expo in just a few minutes, and I walked away with a sweet new long-sleeve tech t-shirt. Being a VIP Runner has its perks!