The Fourth of July holiday weekend started off .....wet!!!
Yep, it rained on Saturday.
We had race that day.
We got soaked!! :)
This is a photo along the course. I'm on the far left. . .sporting a trash bag!! That's the first time I've done a race in a trash bag, but I have to say, it wasn't too bad until the end of the 2nd mile. I was starting to roast, so I shed the bag and enjoyed the rain!! Actually, it was a lovely, soft rain. I'm very happy we had that to run in instead of what could have been a hot July day!
The Firecraker Flight was a 5K or 10K run. . . I chose the 10K (6.2 miles).
The next photo shows me crossing the finish line. I was happy it was over, but also happy I had a pretty good finish time for me. . .but mostly happy it was over. I can't lie. I was drenched. . .I mean drenched. My clothing didn't "wic" very well that day. :)
After the race I went to breakfast with Brenda (left) and Karen (right). Besides crossing the finish line, eating a post race breakfast is something I really look forward to! It's a great time to relax, go over our memories of the race and eat without worry of how many calories we are taking in! :)
That evening, Bonnie and her husband invited several folks over for a July 4 Eve dinner!! They had grilled some yummy treats, plus had the perfect amount of side dishes. The biggest treat of all was the HOME-MADE ice cream they had made! Oh my. . .it was outstanding. The apple pie was the perfect touch!!
Early on July 4 morning, a few of us gathered at the beautiful Lake Remembrance in Blue Springs. . .to run Four on the Fourth on the trail that goes around the lake!! It was very foggy as we started our run, but soon it lifted and WOW! what a lovely ,peaceful place to be first thing on Independence Day with these great ladies!
L to R behind me (the selfie taker): Joan, Brenda and Karen!
After the run, my husband and I and our family, joined TONS of other folks for the annual parade we attend!! It was a good one..... full of vintage cars, politicians, Shriners, and clowns (and many others)....all tossing candy for the kiddos to fetch!
The post parade bar-b-que is a long time tradition. While we don't have as many folks attending as in years past, it's still a wonderful time for the kids (old and young) to shoot off a few fireworks and the rest of us to kick back and enjoy each other's company after the parade and the yummy food.
Speaking of food, this amazing flag pie was made by these two!! It was as delicious as it was gorgeous!!
Yes, this was my plate.
I ate every bite!!
So as I said, it's a good thing I run. . .cuz I definitely ate my way through the July 4th weekend!!
THE STONE RABBIT hosted a little picnic at our house for his fellow concrete buddies while we were away on the 4th. He wore my Firecraker Flight medals while cooking up the hot dogs! He said his friends were very impressed that I could actually complete a 10K in the rain. . . he's always been very supportive of my crazy running fondess!!
I love that rabbit.
I hope you, too, had a great holdiday weekend !
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