The Medals Are In!

The medals for our Shamrocks for Sandy 5k/ 10k race are in and they are awesome!  Especially the medals for our overall top finishers.  Since we are a beach community and the race was started to help locals affected by hurricane Sandy, my friend Sandy had the idea last year to have a local glass artist make our overall medals.  They are amazing.  This year’s version is a little different than last year’s (last year’s version had a 3 leaf clover and the writing was different), but it still has sand from our beach in the leaves of the “shamrock.”  Here it is.

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I wish I could win one of these!  Alas, it’s not in my future.  Maybe if Tara wins again, she’ll loan me one 😉 

The medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group (men and women) are pretty great too. 

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There will be a few lucky people this Sunday!  The Apgars (Sandy’s family) have generously donated all of the medals for the race again this year.  They even got medals for all of the kids doing the 1 Mile Leprechaun Chase!  I know this means a lot to the kids and hopefully inspires them to run when they get older.  Here they are:

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It is sure to be a fun day!  My boys are already in the spirit.

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Tomorrow night my book club is coming over and I wanted to make something different for them.  We have a lot of food at our meetings, actually!  But I am trying to increase my protein, so I thought these would be a good way to keep up with that and still have dessert.  They really taste like a candy bar! 

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So, I am wondering, are you more likely to sign up for a race if there is a medal? 


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