Celebrating the 4th

Firecracker logoAmy was at the house at 6 am and we headed to the Cadillac Firecracker 5k at the Maryland Farms Y in Brentwood. This race has grown into one of the largest local races of the year.

We pickup our bibs, shirts and chips and headed back to the car to drop off the shirts.

We saw several folks from church and some running friends as we waited for the the race to start.

The sky was lightly overcast, so it had the promise of being one of the cooler race days. But almost on cue, when the gun was fired the sun broke through the clouds. It then became two races, once against the clock and the other against the humidity.

Finished in 24:04, 27 seconds better than last year. The most encouraging part was that there were a lot of old men that showed up this year, 61 in the 50 to 54 age group and I came in 11!

Lisa removed my chip, I grabbed a Poweraid and banana and walked back to the finish line to watch Amy finish in 29:17.

We hung around for a few minutes and then went by Panera Bread and pick up some bagels for the family.

Amy and I had talked about riding when we got home but the heat had taken its toll on her.

Later this afternoon, Sara and I did an easy 8 mile ride.

DSC 0040This evening we grilled hamburgers and I made some orange sherbet, the Haywood traditional Fourth of July meal.

Happy Fourth!

4 Responses to “Celebrating the 4th”

  1. Lisa Says:

    GREAT time! Glad to see you & Amy there.

  2. Michele Says:

    wow, that is a great 5k and that sherbert looks good too.
    sounds like y’all had a great 4th. enjoy the rest of the weekend

  3. darrell Says:

    Oooooo, orange sherbet, the old fashioned way. Yummy. When I was a kid we used to make peach icecream. I remember the old wooden bucket and we all took turns crankin’. Good memories.

  4. Bob Allen Says:

    Congrats on the 5k time. Not bad for an old codger! :)

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