We started out the morning perfectly with a beautiful run through some country roads. It is a tough route, but the scenery is incredible! It made me grateful for the beauty we are surrounded by and for the soldiers who fight so that we can live in this free country. Running allows me to enjoy the view and slow down for part of my day. I was a little nervous that I wouldn't be able to keep up. My longest run has been 5 miles since the marathon in May. This one was 9 and it was amazing! We had the old gang back together from last summer which made a huge difference. There were 7 of us altogether and I LOVED it. It is great being with friends. This is a fun 4th of July tradition.
The only one missing today was Suziepetunia. Her husband was in charge of her church breakfast, so she couldn't make it. I had a fantastic run with her yesterday and the day before! That has been the only downer of the triathlon training. Sometimes I have friends to train with, but a lot of the time I am on my own. It makes me appreciate my running buddies. Thanks to all of you!!
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th!