The week of July 4th is going down as the Best Week Ever of Summer Break! I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s see…a mohawk happened, there was a reunion of sorts, a grueling 10k, fireworks,BEER, pizza, and much more!
Vacation week began with a quick drive down the road to Atlanta. My home, my city; but it’s changing so much…I don’t know my way around anymore. Sigh. Reunion #1- my oldest and dear friend T, flew in from Florida to run the Peachtree Road Race. It was like we were 12 years old again. All giddy and smiley, I even choked back a couple of tears. It was sooo good to see her! We met up with my host Brandy of A Sensible Habit, and Cassi of A King In Love for pre-race pasta dinner at Osteria de Figo. Super yummy! One of my favorite eateries in Atlanta. The Fungi sauce is unforgettably good!
The 4th was Peachtree Road Race Day. It was hot. It was humid. It was hilly! I got my butt handed to me!!!
The elevation killed me. I was moving my legs; but they didn’t feel like they were covering much ground. I’m not gonna lie, “Cardiac Hill” turned me into a wuss- a sweaty, walking wuss! I finished in 1:21:18. I’m not complaining. It was a tough course and I’m satisfied with just finishing the race.
Post-race festivities: a couple of rounds of beers and Chicken Rolls at my old workplace Charlie G’s. You don’t know gooey goodness until you’ve stuffed a few of these down your gullet!
Brandy and I ended the day with 4th of July Fireworks in downtown Decatur. There’s nothing like viewing the show from a rooftop. Work in a few more beers, shots of Jameson from the bottle, and a gaggle of children running around…and you find me bubbling over with anxiety! The fireworks were amazing from the roof. There was even some bell-ringing during the finale!
What a couple of days!