I hope your 4th was awesome! I’m writing this pretty late at night so I hope it makes sense because I’m usually in my 4th REM cycle by this time of night;)
I wasn’t sure if I was going to run the Freedom Run or not but finally decided to sign up and run for fun with Tam! St. George training starts next week and our coach told us to take this week off from speed (besides a few of the girls that have different races lined up etc) so we just did it for fun and I’m glad we did.
I ran around for a few miles before the race started and then grabbed a hug from Charlie! She lives in London and is in town visiting. She is so incredibly kind and it was so exciting to see her in Utah after I have followed her blog for so long.
My first pair of awesome socks from a race swag bag. I love them.
The race started at 7. It really felt weird to not go into it like a normal race for me! Tam and I talked the whole time and she is going for a sub 3 at St. George this fall so we talked about our big plans for race day. We averaged a 7:23 pace for the race and with the miles before and after I finished with 10.8 miles @ 7:28 average.
It was so fun to see everyone in their patriotic gear!
I was just trying to make my own separate row in between the people standing and kneeling I guess ha.
And it was so great to see a lot of friends that I haven’t seen in a while (thanks for the picture Jess)!
Alicia was in town from Arizona and did the race!
And the last time I saw Marin was before the St. George Marathon last year. She helped me to feel even more excited for that marathon to start.
I ran from the finish line to the parade to get a place for my family to watch. Skye was way more into the parade than I expected she would be.
Our next 4th of July tradition = J-Dawgs (there is a hot dog hidden behind all of that sauerkraut)!
These two cousins are getting to the age where they are starting to get into trouble together.
We all got some much needed naps.
After dinner at the park we went to Stadium of Fire. Keith Urban was there performing and it was incredible.
Turns out Skye is quite the late night party animal.
Looking forward to anything this weekend? Who raced yesterday and how did it go?
Are you a fan of country music?
What is the best part of your Friday?