We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend spending time with family and friends. We had a pretty fun weekend and there was even some running going on.
We had plans to go to a picnic all day so we wanted to make sure we got up early to do our run before it got too hot out. Plus it was nice to get in some exercise since we knew we would be indulging in all the yummy picnic food.
Since my "Bad Ass" friend couldn't run with me during the Bad Ass 5 miler I wanted him to run with me for the All 4 Run 4 miler that was sponsored by Gone For A Run. I thought it would be a great training run since he plans on doing a half marathon in Virginia Beach over Labor Day. I promised to stay with him during our run and I did.
I thought it went well and it was an easy run for me but he was struggling a little due to the weather. He said it was too hot and he couldn't imagine doing 13 miles in this heat. I told him we would be running much earlier and to not get discouraged with himself. With the crowds and all the excitement going on in VA Beach on race day, he would be just fine. There is still plenty of time to keep training and work his mileage up before the race.
I even wore my 4th of July shirt that I was sent from Gone For a Run and I think that medal is pretty cute. I have a lot of Holiday themed race medals from various races I've done over the years but this is my first 4th of July themed one. -L
My weekend was a little different. I went to a different picnic than Lacey and then of course watched fireworks afterwards. I just have a funny/not so funny story I wanted to share with you guys. On our way to our picnic, we had to stop our car in the middle of the road because some horses had escaped from a nearby farm and some people were trying to wrangle them up before they got hit. It was kind of scary because the horse had blinders on and we thought he was going to run into our car. Then on the way home from the picnic, we had to stop because a group of cows got loose and one of them actually did get hit by a car. I bet the driver who hit the cow felt awful because she was lying on the road with him just petting him until 911 showed up. I know I've heard the 4th of July is the one day of the year where most dogs go missing . I guess a lot of other animals get spooked by all the banging going on from fireworks and decide to go running off too.
On Sunday, Scott and I went for a walk down at the park and when we were done, I told him I wanted to see if I could do a short run once around the park on the inside track. I of course had my Rock Tape on my knee and I started to do a little run to see what I could do. I didn't go fast but surprisingly I had NO pinching!!!!! My knee did feel a little lose like it was not very sturdy, but I had no pain! I only did one loop around the park which is just less then a mile, but It's a start. My goal by the end of the week is to do one mile pain free! -M
Tell us what fun things you did this weekend.........