12 Miles, Patriot 5k and 4th of July Wknd Recap.

Hey there! Hopefully you all had a marvelous long 4th of July weekend. As for me…there was lots of pool time, some trail running / nature time and of course fireworks fun! Let’s do a quick recap.

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As most of you know I’m gearing up for a few summer and fall races. I’ve got a trail relay with my running club in a few short weeks, the Hottest Half Marathon in August, and the Marine Corps Marathon in October. For starters. So this past Saturday I had 12 miles on tap. It was a super hot day so I was so glad to get it done early with a few of my runner friends.

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Later on…a night of dancing, music and yummy Pappadeaux eats. This ahi tuna with mango, cilantro and avocado is my new favorite.

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Sunday was a trail run day! I met up with a few folks from the club for some laughs and galavanting on the rocky nature preserve.

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Just taking in the sights and sounds. It’s so peaceful getting off the beaten path for a change.

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I had to of course recover with some pool time and pineapple cider. This one went down nice and easy.

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4th of July I started the morning with the Patriot 5k after a rain storm rolled on through. I loved this race because it was in a new place…new neighborhood to run through. I kind of felt like Dora the Explorer.

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The course was awesome, one slight incline but mostly fast and flat. We got so super lucky too because after the rain it cooled down to a nice crisp 70 something degrees with breeze. Summertime running perfection.

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I placed 3rd in my age group out of 23 gals! Nothing like an age group win for a holiday race. Fun fun. Not too bad especially considering I had a late night with friends the day prior. Hey…it’s summertime, so YOLO.

The rest of the day was super chill. I hung out with friends right on my pool, we had wine, cabana time and I had the most awesome view of the boom boom show. I didn’t even have to leave my backyard. Love it.

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How was your weekend? Did you get to see the boom boom show?

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