Marshmallow Mondays


Independence Day
07.06.15, 8:15 AM
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We hope all of our readers had a fun Fourth of July!

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My day began with a 10k in downtown Lexington, the Bluegrass 10,000. Since the kids had a busy week at camp, I let them (and Ryan) sleep in rather than tagging along to the 7:30am starting line with me.

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This was a fun, well-organized race on a flat course with lots of spectator support. There were patriotic costumes, cowbells, motivating signs, cheering kids and adults, and an overall energy that you don’t always find on a race course. With close to 3,100 runners participating, it was quite a sight to see in downtown Lexington.

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I love being part of local races like this one. The miles seemed to fly by and before I knew it, I had crossed the Finish Line and was on my way back home. It’s rare that I run a race more than once, but this is definitely one that I think I’d return to for years to come.

That afternoon, we ventured back downtown for the parade. It was quite crowded, but we were able to find a decent spot to watch.

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Towards the end, we were hot and ready for a break from the crowd, so we left our spot and found the lemonade and Italian Ice concessions.

Back home, we enjoyed burgers on the grill, pasta salad and watermelon. Lily ended up falling asleep on the couch at 7:25pm, and Rydan was outside with friends, so it wasn’t until last evening that we finally did our sparklers. Lily still isn’t too sure about them, so she threw a few pop-its and then watched from a distance.

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