The Madison Mini Marathon was my second half marathon, and it was way better than my first race in Columbus, Ohio. Exhibit A: The medal is shaped like a beer and doubles as a bottle opener. Exhibit B: The race ended at the Memorial Union Terrace, and in addition to the typical water, banana, and granola bar, we were handed a beer, Cheetos, Oreos, and Sassy Cow Chocolate Milk. Exhibit C: I got to high five Bucky at the start line and all the sausages from Miller Park at the finish line. And my friend Meg was nice enough to bring me fresh flowers from the Farmer’s Market!
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