Beat The Blerch 2016 virtual race kit

I received this through the mail and could not help but to get very excited on my first glance of the parcel.


From the Blerch drawing on the parcel, I can tell it’s the Beat The Blerch 2016 virtual race kit which I ordered back in April. It was supposed to ship before the actual, physical race on September 17th in Seattle so even though that the race kit came in a bit late, it’s not that much of a deal. Obviously I could only run the virtual race (planning to do the marathon) which I can do at any time I feel comfortable, and I’ve not really been able to follow my training plan as close as I wanted to.


I’ll work on my training later, but coming back to the kit, I chuckled for a bit after the unboxing. It’s not a typical race kit for running for sure, and the familiarity with The Blerch character makes it even more interesting for me.

You might want to check out Matthew Inman’s comic on running if you have no idea what I’m talking about. I also hope you pick up running once you’re done reading if you’ve never been into running before.


Shirt design – back. Atypical reason for running, but resonates with a lot more people that most would admit.

Now, on to the training and finish the marathon to earn the medal!