Of Food and Love running: 4th of July 2012 4th of July fun David's first 5k fireworks in State College Mifflinburg 5k 2012
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
Well, I didn’t get around to making festive shirts for the kids this year (my lack of motivation probably had something to do with…you never know. hah)
Anyway, I would say that this 4th of July was the most memorable yet. We started off our day with a 5k (3.1 mile race) in a neighboring town. It was D’s first race.
It was hot, but I prayed for a breeze and I got one I ran hard and beat my previous time by 1 second. I thought I beat it by 20 something seconds, but I guess not.
D look fabulous sailing in over the finish line!
It was a great day for us, considering ever since I started running he’s ribbed me about my dedication and, in general, just poo-pooed my enthusiasm.
We’ve vowed to run another race together, whaddya know?
Then, Cylas had his half mile Fun Run. He did NOT want to go. He had this fear that somehow he would lose us along the way and when he got to the finish line we wouldn’t be there for him. He didn’t come in first, but he ran his heart out. My dad ran part of the race with him to assure him that all would be ok.
I love my dad, who, coincidentally, showed up unannounced from NY to cheer us on. Like I said — it was memorable.
Later that evening we drove an hour and twenty minutes to Penn State to watch their incredible display of fireworks. We spent the evening with Crystal, and a bunch of friends.
So much food. We made cheeseburgers this year, which is so rare for us and I think we’ll be reverting to our standard shishkabobs, and munched on all the dishes that everyone brought to share.
We were parked in a huge grassy field so the kids ran crazy, playing hide and seek, tag, frisbee…
Roma buddied up with her new friend, W.
And, D, well…if you’re goofy, you’re goofy…
Yesterday was so much fun, we didn’t get back to our place until 12am, exhausted but happy.
I can’t wait until I run another 5k with D, or until Cy is is running by my side, it’s a little dream of mine to have my whole family running one day, together, in a race.
It will happen, I know.
I hope everyone had a fantastic 4th!!