And the Award Goes To…

Reflect with me, won’t you?  Last Wednesday I had the fastest time in the NI 3 Mile Fun Run.  My overall time of 18:54 was the best of all those who signed up and ran.  Well, for every great effort there is a prize (or at least that’s what they tell you as a kid).  I guess since running is something that children do, I was entitled to a prize.

In a follow-up email to the run, the top finishers were announced and a secret raffle was done mentioning some unsuspecting winners of Whataburger gift certificates.  And no, the irony was not lost on me that fast food gift certificates were given as a prize to a fitness awareness event.  Maybe an indirect strategy to tempt the unfit to exercise so that they could win fast food gift certificates!  Genius!  Anyway, awards were promised to the fastest participants (and as you know, this is Run for the Medal, not Run for the Whataburger) so I was sold.

Today, that award was ceremoniously presented left on a desk for me to pick up.  I must say, I like it a lot.  Perhaps this blog could be (temporarily) renamed to Run For The Medal and Trophy!  Well, ladies and gentlemen person, here it is!

Pretty cool, if I do say so myself!  They even personalized the inscription with my name correct gender and age group.  The countdown has started for next year’s 3 Mile Fun Run.  Let the training begin!


  1. #1 by Colin on May 26, 2010 - 9:18 am

    That is an AWESOME trophy!

  2. #2 by Barrett on May 26, 2010 - 10:46 am

    Sweet! That’s awesome. Is this a traveling trophy? Will you have to defend your hold on it next year?

    • #3 by Mike on May 26, 2010 - 10:49 am

      I get to keep this one forever. Ev thinks I should make it the logo for my blog 🙂 But I’ll try to defend my title anyway.

  3. #4 by aunt meta on May 26, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Very cool Mike and Congrats! Reminds me of the Bar Mitzvah, Mike Nike shoes and logo. Little did you know back then how much running would influence your life. See you and Ev in Napa on Friday.

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