Last night was our traditional end-of-clinic party with the running posse to celebrate the end of another training cycle and race season. We are such a tight-knit group and I feel so fortunate to call these people my
running friends family.
As always, it is bitter sweet to wrap up this session as we head in to a couple months of downtime before starting back up in January. Of course, the majority of us will continue running together on a regular bases – it’s just what we do.
The theme of last night’s shindig was “BOYB” – Bring Your Own Bling. We all wore our favourite medal(s) to show them off since they rarely get to see the light of day after the finish line. It was fun to see what people wore – some choosing medals based on the appearance, others for sentimental value or because it represents their favourite/best race.
For me, the decision was easy:
Nikki and I had a photo re-enactment:
While flaunting our medals, we enjoyed a delicious feast. This group (like most runners) knows how to eat!
It was a great evening of sharing stories and many laughs, chatting about what comes next in our running and “regular” lives.
Small world story: We discovered that the house we bought belongs to someone in the running group! What are the odds?! We didn’t find out until the deal was signed. It was fun to chat with her last night about the upcoming move… into “her” house.
And now it’s time to start working on my costume for our annual “Santa Runch” next month!
How do you like to celebrate with your running peeps?