July 7, 2015

4th of July Festivities & Race Recap {Link-Up #11}

I had a rather chill and relaxing holiday weekend. I was still feeling a bit blahh from some sort of summer cold that hit me last week so I took it pretty easy this weekend. I took a nice 60 minute barre class with Annie at Rev on Friday followed by refueling with my current fave Gundalow Juice and then getting some errands done. 

My outfit matched for once, even with my Mizuno Running #Enigma5 shoes! 
On Saturday morning I got up early for a long run with a friend and made sure to rock some patriotic gear. I felt great during my slow 10 miles and was happy we even beat the rain!

Socks from Crazy Compression
My boyfriend cooked ribs all day (they were AMAZING) and after stopping by the Monument Bicentennial and re-opening festivities, we lounged and watched Netflix before heading to a party and watching fireworks. Yes, I ate my weight in ribs on Saturday.  The fireworks are my favorite part of the holiday and Baltimore's did not disappoint!  


I made these awesome & festive mini cheesecakes from Skinnytaste-they were delicious and light! 
Topped with berries and edible silver glitter
I was asked to guest-host the Race Recap Link-Up again so please share your own race recaps and check these other ones out. I don't have any big races coming up, but I love reading about people's experiences in races near and far! 

Welcome to the 6th Race Recap Link-Up!! I love reading recaps from other bloggers. Its a great way to learn about different races, support other runners, and gain motivation. A recap is the final leg of the race. It’s your chance to relive your race and allow others some insight. The training miles, the race day jitters, the glory of crossing the finish line. the good - the bad - the ugly We want to hear it all….

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Featured post from last week...

 The Fairfield Half Marathon recap by The Kooky Runner.

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Be sure to check out my race training kit giveaway before it ends on Friday, 7/10!

What was your favorite part of the 4th of July? What race is coming up for you soon?


  1. LOVE those socks! I wish I was more festive for the 4th. I'm just glad I thought about wearing a blue shirt before I left the house. I'm running the Narragansett Bay Half in less than two weeks!

    1. I feel like I actually need more patriotic gear, haha!

  2. Your running outfit is so festive! I don't think I have see this link-up before...sounds like fun!

    1. Thanks so much! It's a really fun link-up, join in!

  3. Favorite part of the 4th was fireworks on the beach! : ) No races in the near future, might start incorporating some shorter local races into my long runs on the weekend. Love your festive socks : )

  4. If I had edible glitter, I would put it on everything. Especially carrots.

    1. I know...I really should add more sparkle into my life and food.

  5. Did you save me ANY ribs?!?!?!?! COMMON NOW - this girl has gotta eat! She didn't get ANY BBQ on the 4th! Just Mexican food! LOL!

    1. Ah, sadly the leftovers didn't last very long....