Saturday, December 7, 2013
End of Race Season For Us
We did decide to renew our ATC membership. I think they are in a time of transition and I hope they will find their way to continue their mission of encouraging health through running, and balance it with their desire to accommodate a growing membership. At least right now we are willing to see if they can. There are some races we love and we have friends there and we enjoy being a part of it.
Today was fun. Hubby and I both received the Bunny Award for running every race of the Grand Prix season. For hubby who had a major foot injury for the last three races (also the longest of the season) he really earned that award. I still don't know how he did it. Out of their more than 20,000 members there were 5 women and 10 men who did that.
I also got third place in my age group for the season. So I am proud of that. This was a really good season for me, where I saw my hard work really result in better running. Not just more PRs and brand new race distances, but feeling better and finding running and racing fun. I look forward to getting back at racing, but for now hubby and I are both doing the holiday running streak and I am happy to just focus on the run and the fun of having my best friend to run with me and push me to be better. I would never have gotten the Bunny Award (or known what it was) or my 3rd place AG Award without my husband. We have two weeks off coming up from before Christmas to New Years so we plan to run and relax and visit some of our favorite local places. I also promised hubby we would go ice skating something he has wanted to do every holiday. I hope I don't break my leg. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. I know running has really helped me handle holiday stress. I hope it is the same for you.