Just a quick update on the Team VW front. I’ve been putting in the miles and sticking to the plan (as you know from my interesting and informative weekly updates). Well Team VW sent over some swag out of the blue. Sitting on my front door when I got home from work was a bubble-wrapped envelope busting at the seams with some pretty sweet gear. Inside was a t-shirt, water bottle, one of those string backpacks, and Dean Karnazes’ book Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss. Definitely a nice surprise to keep the motivation up now that I’m getting into the heart of my training. Thanks Team VW!