Thursday, July 10, 2014

Race Report: Firecracker 5000

On the 4th of July, Adam and I crossed our July race off at the Firecracker 5000 in Nashville! I was pretty excited to run a Nashville Striders race again, and we were glad the race wasn't too terribly far from our new house.

The craziest thing is that it was NOT hot and humid.  I'm not going to go so far as to say it was cool, but it was just not what a typical July morning in middle TN should feel like. We weren't complaining at all!

One of the things that was also exciting was that I got to see Liz and Matt, two of my Nashville running friends that I haven't seen since our wedding last August! It was so great to catch up and talk about how we'll be able to run together again now that we're moving back home.

I can't say the course was interesting - we literally just ran around the Opry Mills mall. However, it was flat and there was water, so no complaints there. You do get a fun glimpse at the Grand Ole Opry building, so I suppose that's fun.

We ran a decent time - not our slowest and not our fastest. We hung around for a few minutes chatting but then headed out so we could begin our 4th of July festivities with Connor and Gram!

August is going to be a busy month for us with our anniversary and the big move back to TN, but we're determined to keep up our goal of running a race every month. We've got our eye on one or two that might work!

1 comment: said...

Wow, your anniversary is already coming up? It feels like yesterday I read your wedding and honeymoon posts! Congrats!!