Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Race Recap: Firecracker 5000

We started off our July 4th celebration with a fun race called the Firecracker 5000 in downtown Peoria.  After Sunday's hilly long run (read here), I could barely walk down the steps in the morning.  I told myself to just take it easy and use the 3.1 mile race as a recovery run.  Easier said than done...

I started off running with my hubby, who was a hit in the Uncle Sam hat!  Then my legs just kinda took off on me.  Nothing spectacular, no PR, but a good run.
#343 / 838 overall
#11 / 64 in my age group

The best part was seeing my two daughters giving all the runners high five's.
They love watching these short races!

A lot of my runner friends ran the Firecracker, so it was a fun morning of comradery.  

Then we had a really fun 4th of July cookout with our closest friends.  
Best 4th ever!


  1. LOVE the last picture of our and your girls. Great job on the run that is a pretty great time with sore legs. Your husband looks great in the Uncle Sam hat!

  2. whenever I see kids with their hands out in a race, I HAVE to high five them. It doesn't matter how fatigued, desperate, or winded I am; I will high-five them. Something about seeing kids smile about trying to "help" the athletes.

    Love it!!!

  3. You guys look so cute! Love it!!! And great job. :)

  4. What a fun race and a good time too. I love the Uncle Sam Hat too! You all look so festive..

    Picture with your girls is priceless!!

  5. Wow, I can't believe you ran a 5k race right after your long run--and did so well! Great job Jess!

  6. It looks like you guys were having fun. That last pic of you and your girls is priceless. Love your outfits.

  7. Aww you guys look great! So patriotic! Good job on your time!

  8. Great race!! Glad you had a great 4th!!


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