OMG, can you believe it is July 4th tomorrow?!
With all the rain we had in June, and the late ice-out in May, I don't even feel like we've had summer yet... and we're already half through it! I haven't even started my tan yet. WTF!
And, I'm hesitant to say it, but I do live in Minnesota... local friends, please don't sucker punch me for saying this... but ugh, YOU KNOW snow is just around the corner. :-(
This is almost the worst news ever... almost. I can think of a few things that would be worse:
On the up side, I am headed up to the cabin for a weekend of Freedom-celebratory fun. And, as you likely have guessed, I'll be kicking off the holiday with a 5K, the Siren Freedom Five.
I ran this course two years ago, and remember it being flat and fast. Although, I also remember it being quite hot to run due to the asphalt and the July sunshine. We shall see how I fair this year.
If nothing else, I'm sure I'll have a good time celebrating post race... I imagine the awesomeness will look something like this...
Notice the sparklers. That is pretty much one of the few fireworks I will touch. While my husband has no fear holding onto the base of a roman candle while it explodes with balls of fire (that's what she said), and although he is happy to light the fuse on a firework blast that would put Disney to shame... I ... well... let's just say an unfortunate spinner/whistler firework shot in an awkward direction when I was a kid, spiraled down a roof line, and pretty much landed in my lap. While I avoided injury, I've been scarred for life.
That being said:
Enjoy your holiday. Stay safe, drink responsibly, and get in a workout or two!
I'll be sure to share my race report some time next week. In the meantime, don't forget about my giveaway.You've only got a few more days to enter! Hustle up!