Next, we ran in the Wesson Memorial 2 Mile Race on July 4th. We are not summer racers but we really enjoy this one and with it being a short one, we try to participate in it. It was quite humid but the sun stayed behind the clouds the entire time which made it so much more bearable!! On top of that, this year we had a little breeze that kept us cooled off while we were running.
Last year, the runners doubled from the year prior and this year it increased again by another 200!!! There were close to 700 people IN the race. Wow!! After some changes in the finishing chutes, the race ended successfully. Good job, LV!
Since I was feeling pretty good and it was a short race, I focused on "my" race and no one else's. Meaning, I did what I could, rejected negative thinking which I've been having for quite some time when I run, and ran the best I could. I felt good throughout the entire race and ran a good race...especially since I had not raced since late spring [and I was injured then and was doing poorly]. After the race, we enjoyed wonderful watermelon which refreshed us a lot.
I wore my new running skirt and t-back tank and LOVED it. It probably doesn't look as good as it felt, but I can see buying more skirts in the future. They kept me so cool while I was running. I can't believe Kent didn't tell me to straighten my tank. It was all wrinkly and there are NO humps anywhere like it looks. Oh, well...guess I'm glad I got a pic, ha! Thank you, Honey!!
One more thing regarding the race. I was able to obtain the Mile State Record for my age!!! I am sooo excited about this...it was all worth it. And, what a way to get back on track...a new SR! Forty two records were set today. I hope this link works; here's the list of the records:
After the race, we cleaned up and went to The Shed. It was our first time there and it will definitely NOT be our last! It was the best BBQ we've eaten and there wasn't a drop of grease on those ribs either. YUMMMM!! BBQ and watermelon is what eating on the 4th is all about.
While we were there dozens of Harley Davidson motorcycles that showed up. I bet there were a hundred motorcycles there when we left! Here are a few pics I took while walking around. Enjoy...
Until next time...
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