I will be running a 4th of July 5K this morning and this is the outfit I picked out! I even bought a new visor from HeadSweat for the occasion! Well, I only had a pink visor and a black visor so I was on the hunt for a white one anyway so it would match more outfits. I found this one on Clearance AND I got 20% off for signing up to be on their email list. During Memorial
Day and Father's Day they were actually offering 25% off but I just didn't get around to ordering because I couldn't make up my mind which one I wanted. SO, if you you are looking for some running visors, go check them out! This isn't a plug for HeadSweat, I promise! I just really like their visors!
Oh, and I found a great deal on my Wave Rider 18's last night so I picked these up. I know, nothing new on race day, but because I've been in this style for a while now and these fit like a glove, I might just wear them for the race tomorrow. Besides, don't you think the red shoes will look great with my patriotic race day outfit?
So, back to the race. I signed up for several 5Ks this summer in the hopes of working on my speed. Well ( insert laugh here), I should have known that the middle of summer is certainly not the time to be working on speed. I was certainly pleased with last month's 5K seeing as I did not train and I was still able to keep my sub 30 streak alive.
However, I actually DID do more training runs for this 4th of July race but to say they were pretty "crappy" runs is an understatement. Every run I did was very hot (even when running in the morning) and the last two runs I did my left calf and ankle have been feeling very tight. (It's always something isn't it?) I took off running on Sunday just to rest it a bit, so I am hoping that helps.
From what I hear, this is a pretty large race and there are a lot of activities associated with it so I am sure it will be a good time regardless. This may be one that I do just for the camaraderie and festivities!
After the race I'm sure I will be visiting Starbucks for the $3 Frappes they are offering all weekend long. If you follow me on IG you know I've been taking advantage of that deal! After that I'll have a bit of time to shower and head out to a picnic, followed by watching fireworks of course! Speaking of fireworks, we've been seeing and hearing them from our house all weekend and it just makes our Labrador Baylee SO frightened. Last night she was so scared that she bit her own tongue from shaking so much. I was wondering where all this blood was coming from? Belle on the other hand is happy to sit out on the porch and watch them with a smile on her face. Isn't funny how two dogs of the same breed have such different personalities? Are your pets frightened of fireworks? -M
Have a Happy day everyone!