Any sport season is a long affair. Conditioning and practice before the season starts and then the weeks and weeks of the sport itself. Cross Country ended about a month ago and last night was the awards ceremony marking the end of the end.
(The program called it an Awards Banquet, but being that it was only desserts brought by the families, "banquet" is a bit of a misnomer. I'm just saying.)
Here's The Girl getting her second year varsity award and her scholar athlete award. She had a rough season with her knee, but she ran every race all the way through.
The Boy getting his first year varsity letter and his scholar athlete award. He says that his favorite part of season was the bus rides home from the meets.
One of the things that I love about cross country is how close these kids are to each other. You can tell they really enjoy each others company.
Most of the boy's left before I could get a group picture, but here's some of the lovely ladies with their amazing coach.
I've said before that I wouldn't run even if I were chased. You can't help but admire kids who run as much as these kids have and can still smile about it.