Hi and Happy 4th of July!

The good old USA turns 240 today! But while running the other day I had a realization. I ran my very first race in 2006. (It was actually June 4th, 2006 so I’m a month late with the realization) That mean’s I’m celebrating 10 years (and 1 month) since pinning my first race bib. :)

first-race10 years: 7-marathons, 34-half marathons, 1-ten miler, 3-15ks, 15-10ks, 5-5 milers, 1-4.8 miler, 1-8k, and 4-5ks. And thousands of miles of training.

That realization made me smile.

My big plans for today are to try and get a short run in and then head to Road Runner Sports to try out the Asics Cumulus 18s which just came out. I currently have the 16s and before that I wore the 13s. I got an email that they are giving 20% off today for the holiday to VIP members. Woo Hoo!

I haven’t run since Friday morning.

When I set out for my run it looked like it might pour so i tied a plastic bag around my wrist in case i needed to protect my iPhone. :)

When I set out for my run it looked like it might pour so i tied a plastic bag around my wrist in case i needed to protect my iPhone. :)

I’m struggling with minor aches and pains and I don’t want them to get worse. So no long run this weekend. I’m going to limit all runs to 3 miles for a bit and have already introduced foam rolling, stretching and icing to my daily tasks.

This morning Mr. SOTSS’s girls wanted some kind of 4th of July themed breakfast so I tried to make a flag and some red-white and blue pancakes. Unfortunately the butter burned and left the stars on the flag unrecognizeable. A for effort though.

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It’s been really nice to have 4 days off in a row. I spent lots of time with these two:

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First time that I walked them together. And they were very good. Nobody pulled me down.

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The expressions on their faces. I die!

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Mr. SOTSS had to work Friday night through Saturday night so I kept an eye on Chester. Oh, and Duncan is all better!

I got some pretty flowers from Mr. SOTSS on Friday night….IMG_3999

And on Saturday night, even though he had only had 2 hours of sleep the night before, he rallied and we walked down the block to the lake to see a local fireworks display. We left the dogs home since Duncan really isn’t a fan of fireworks.

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Fireworks are just so much prettier in person. Photos never do them justice

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That’s all on my end. How was your weekend?