Completion of at least 7 of the events in the series will allow you to receive a “Distinctive Serres Reward”. Ten completed events yield a “Pretty Serres Reward” and twelve or more, the “Totally Serres Reward”. Jackets, shirts, gloves, and hats are the planned rewards.
But I will get back to that later....
This was another one of those special races, one in which the good ole' hubs gets to do as well! I wasn't nervous going into the race at all, I had already made my mind up that whatever happens happens, after doing so well the day before I couldn't ask for much more and I knew I would be getting my "Serres" award so it wasn't like I was going home completely empty handed! I do like the awards they give at this race and hope to win one, they are hand painted plaque like things, so maybe one day unfortunately yesterday wasn't it. I told Gerard to run his heart out and maybe he would get one and I could just stake some claim on it~ well that didn't work out either~ but one day it WILL happen! We both actually ran GREAT races, not sure of official times yet and he doesn't have a clue what his time was but it was GREAT. (He NEVER seems to hear or see a clock any where we ever race at~still gotta love his fast running self:) Me on the other hand came in at an extremely HOT 27:47 (by my watch) and not hot like beautiful, hot like holy crap its like 87degrees at 5pm and we are running into the setting sun. I even walked twice for short distances, if only I didn't also found out Gerard had to to the same. We started on the line and this is a pretty big race for our area there are normally about 250 runners/walkers so starting on the line is a pretty big deal to me, but on that day I half way felt comfortable there. I try so hard not to do it but I always get caught up in the race mode and think I can hang with those fast folks until good ole' Sheri yelled at me "Bobbie your at 7:30" yep better slow it way down or I'm gonna pass out! I kept a fairly good pace and did pretty good at slowing and picking back up until a little past mile 2, I saw this other lady I know is fast and she was walking all I could think is if she's walking so am I. Looking back I sure wish I would have tried harder to push on, probably still wouldn't have placed but would have really felt better about it~Oh well there is always next year! All in all it was a great race and all had fun, what more could you ask for. My most favorite little buddy Baron(&family best friends) also came so he could do the kids mad dashIsn't he just the cutest!
Since this was the last race of the "Serres" I wanted to try and get as many of us together that I could for a group photo. Not everyone got in there but again there is ALWAYS next year! Here is what we did get
Not a bad lookin' crew huh?
And what better way to end an evening race, with dinner at the local pizza place Giovanni's YUM!!