What a fun day! I started off the day by putting some time in on some work assignments. Then late afternoon I finally got to run outside!! I had 4 Miles Recovery W/ 6 X 100M Strides and it felt amazing to be outdoors again. There were still patches of ice in our neighborhood so I just made sure to be careful and keep a good eye out. Afterward I did some quick upper body weights and push ups.
Then it was time to get ready and head out to our running club’s annual banquet. This year it was at the restaurant inside our local coliseum. This was their first year having the event there and it turned out so nice.
Rob and I were nominated for awards for 2009 running season. Rob for “Best New Runner Male” and I was up for “Most Improved Runner Female”. As we walked into the arena the large light up banners around the arena were flashing the names of all of the nominees in each category.
Upon arriving Rob and I got our volunteer awards, $5 gift cards to Panera and Noodles and Company. We had such a good time chatting up with the fellow runners. Our table was full of fast runners. It was nice to hear about their training and experiences. The dinner was delicious. We had salad, pasta, grilled chicken and cake.
Then it was on to awards, Rob and I both won in our cateogories! Rob and his award.
Then we won door prizes and left with a Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake voucher (delight vegetarian rocks!) and $25 to Medici (a wonderful local restaurant). We also got the High Five award (running 5 particular races in the circuit), but the awards were not available at the banquet so I’ll have to see about getting it later.
When they did each award they announced some stats on each person. So after dinner we met so many people who wanted to hear more about our running stats and what we have been up to in our training. Everyone was so nice and excited for us. It was such a fun night!
On our way out I tried to get a picture of one of the neon banners that displayed our names, but the camera wouldn’t take it because it was so bright.
Up close shot of the awards.