Hello! First things first - new hair?
4th of July Watermelon 5K?
|Red face - 4th of July themed|
Awesome 4th of July in Celebration?
|"I'm red, white and cute!"|
It was a good day! But it started uber early.
I had to meet up with Amanda at 6:30 for the 7:00am race. I don’t know what it is, but it’s 10 times easier to get up and out the door super early on the day of a race than it is to get up and out the door super early on a regular day. Must be the adrenaline from the excitement of the race? I dunno.
We got there and walked around a bit before lining up at the start line.
|Mmm, post race watermelon|
The location of the Watermelon 5K changed this year. After probably a decade (that I’ve been running it) of it being at its original location, it moved to swanky Park Avenue in Winter Park, which is the site of a lot of 5Ks and 10Ks. I love the routes around Winter Park and this course was super nice and shaded (thank God because it was HOT).
Our race team was down to a sad two this year - just me and Amanda.
The race - it was awesome, as always. I realized during the race that I need to run more 5Ks, because I love them. They’re quick and easy and just make me feel like I’ve accomplished something great after I’m done. I did 2/2 intervals and that was perfection for me. It felt so good, it wasn’t too long to run, it wasn’t too long to walk, it was just right. I kept it up throughout the whole race and felt really good. My heel was still bothering me while walking on it, but when I was running I barely noticed it. So that’s good.
I had put some 4th of July themed songs on my playlist and really wanted to hear Firework by Katy Perry and was bummed that it didn’t pop up in the rotation. But then, just as I rounded the corner and saw the finish line it started playing. Perfect!
|On the good side of the finish line|
Afterwards we met up with Michele and Bella at IHOP for yummy breakfast (the best part of race day).
|I'll have one of each|
|M and B|
It was a great time!
The rest of the day was spent at home comfy on the couch watching a 24 marathon. Because nothing says God bless America like Jack Bauer.
Anyway, around 4:30 we headed out to Celebration to see Jordyn perform.
It was a great show and during her finale (she sang Firework - the song of the day apparently) it started to pour. Good timing, but bummer that it rained. So we packed it up and headed home to watch more 24. (we’re kind of obsessed)
All in all, great day!
Today I am off of work and have just been chillin’ with Jillian. I just completed Workout B of Tina’s BBB and it was a doozy. All arms. My arms are kind of shaking right now. It was good stuff though!!
Alright, time to feed Jillian. We’re eating sweet potatoes today. Woohoo!
How was your 4th? Any fans of 24 out there?