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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Day 915 - July 4th, 2011

What a great day. The entire family headed out for the annual 4th of July 5K bright and early at 6:20am. I've run this race every year we are in town, but it was the first full 5K for my daughters. They decided they would start with their mom and depending on how everyone was doing, separate and regather at the finish. I would then double back at the end of the race and run in with whoever was up front.

I had a great race and felt strong the entire way. I think I'm getting my racing legs back. I finished in a solid 19:35, almost a minute faster than a 5K I did a month ago. I quickly gathered my breath and started slowly jogging back to see which of my girls was up front. To no surprise, my 8 year old was only about 3/4 of a mile from the finish when I found her. She was chugging along and I really enjoyed cheering her on to the finish. She even passed another kid in her age group in the last half mile to take second place in the 10 and under group. She was absolutely beaming when she went up to claim her prize.

My 10 year old also did very well. Not being as competitive as her sister, she was happy to finish and still managed a respectable sub 40 min race with her mom. So proud of all three of them.

Today was probably one of the best days of the streak so far. Definitely one to keep me going.

85 days till 1000.

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