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Running Rambles and Raves: 4th of July Race

I hope you all (at least those of you celebrating!) had a great day yesterday with family, friends, and good food. We got up bright and early and celebrated our freedom by running a race with 400 other people who thought it was perfectly normal to get up early on your day off to run a race! 🙂 The weather was perfect in the 60’s, and the course was scenic ending on a running trail that was lined with lots of flowers and greenery.

We finished off the day at the lake and filling ourselves with steak, corn on the cob, and, of course, s’mores!

Running Rambles and Raves

Running Rambles and Raves

Oh, and you can’t forget watching fireworks!

Running Rambles and Raves

Running Rambles and Raves

The race shirts: Nothing fancy for this race, just a plain old cotton t-shirt. Not that I mind, sometimes it’s nice to go back to running in cotton t-shirts. The graphics were a little on the cheesy side, so it’ll probably end up as a work shirt. 🙂

Running Rambles and Raves

The race: We weren’t familiar with the course, and it ended up being a lot hillier than we thought. The weather, however, was amazing and it ended up being an enjoyable race even if it wasn’t as fast as we had hoped.

Favorite post-race food: In honor of Independence Day, they had patriotic ice pops for the runners!

Running Rambles and Raves

Next race: We are looking to run either a 5k or 10k next month.

How did you celebrate yesterday? Anybody run a race?

Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef

Tuesday 9th of July 2013

looks like a fun 4th! what a great post-race treat :)


Monday 8th of July 2013

What a fun day! love your pictures! we had a great day with friends around the pool...I need to take a run after all I ate this wkend..Ugh!

Cassie | Bake Your Day

Sunday 7th of July 2013

I went on a hike the morning of the 4th and kept saying how I wished our city had a 5K to run. This sounds fun!


Saturday 6th of July 2013

That sounds like so much fun! And I love that they had firecracker pops at the end of the race. Super cute.


Saturday 6th of July 2013

We had a totally laid back 4th... didn't do much but eat and watch TV. You're 4th looked like a lot more fun. :)