Sooooo July 4th a bunch of our running friends were doing Liberty by the Lake 5K/10K and if they were doing it we had to do it too. Right? That’s how it works? The internets also had a special so we got this race for pretty cheap!
We didn’t have big hopes and dreams for this race because, come on, it’s July in Texas. Hot! But being the weird summer that it is the temperature that morning wasn’t really as bad as it could have been, but don’t worry the humidity was still there. Blah!
We should also note how pumped we were to wear our latest purchase from Compete Every Day with our Texas Strong shirts! We loooooove them!! We did see a few other runners out there sporting different CED shirts as well. If you haven’t checked them out you really should, especially if you are a Dallasite, as they are a local business! And no we weren’t paid or rewarded with free things by that mention we just really love their stuff and awesome customer service!
Then at some point it was time to do what we we went to The Colony for and that is run a 5K. So run a 5K we did. Not a lot of shade out there and we hear the 10K-ers have it even worse. We stuck together and ran the whole thing together. This was also our first race back in the same age group since Beth fiiiinally turned 30. We crossed that finish line together at 28 minutes flat!
Several in our group that day won age group awards, but only a couple of them won the privilege of a LiAR photobomb. Way to go Brian & Jesse!!
Another thing we should point out which you can’t see from the above pic, but we totally love Jesse’s method of keeping cool in the Texas heat:
Step 1: wear a hat
Step 2: insert ice in hat
Step 3: put your ice hat on your head
Step 4: repeat as necessary (if you have a cooler full of ice w/you which he normally does somewhere close by)
It ended up being a fun time, but the fun did not stop there! We made our way over to Team K’s house for some 4th of July waffles and mimosas!
Fun times were had by all! We are so blessed to have made such awesome friends in the running community! It really is incredible all the greatness that running can bring to ones life! 🙂
Again the fun did NOT end there because after this we went and met up with our husbands who were drinking some beers to get thaaat much closer to reaching their plates at Flying Saucer.
So here we are – officially caught up on our race posts! 🙂 We don’t have any races scheduled for August though so unless something happens no more race recaps until September!