4th of July {2018}

We kicked off our 4th of July holiday with the Firecracker 5k in our community! Kenley and I signed up the morning of, so there wasn’t much training involved in this 5k. My expectations were low and I knew there would be a significant amount of walking involved. Kenley was excited that her friends were there too!

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She did a good job but you can definitely tell the difference from a 5k in January versus a 5k in July. It was hot and humid!

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After the 5k, we had some friends over for food, frose, and fireworks!

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We had such a fun and eventful day celebrating our independence!

my weekend in photos

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threatening skies following our lunch date.

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the ugames closing ceremony where kenley got to show off her newly acquired karate skills!

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celebrating heather’s birthday at drive shack!

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my date.

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happy birthday to this girl.

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look at that sky!

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our run turned into a walk, and we were all ok with that.

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another saturday with all the coffee.

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piyo at the y.

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celebrating michelle & dan’s 40th birthdays on saturday night.

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love these mamas!

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happy birthday michelle!

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the baby face lives on!

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sunday playdate with sagan!

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we had a busy weekend celebrating lots of birthdays! it was the perfect way to end june and welcome july.

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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friday night pajama party!

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saturday morning run.

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all the coffees.

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saturday piyo.

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shopping at disney springs.

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incredibles ii! it was so good.

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our first stop on our brew tour.

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celery city craft!

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loved celebrating this guy!

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family selfie.

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dads doing beers.

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sanford brewing company

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wop’s hops brewery. the kids loved it, obviously.

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happy father’s day to all the dads!

 

my weekend in photos

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kenley started her summer with soccer camp at ucf and finished on friday! she had such a great time.

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lunch dates.

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saturday morning run crew.

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saturday bike ride to the park.

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we headed to animal kingdom on saturday afternoon and evening. crosby was apparently boycotting photos.

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doc mcstuffins!

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our first time riding dinosaur!

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everest!

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crazy kiddos!

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dinner with a view.

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so hot!

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kenley and i saw aladdin on sunday afternoon. cassie was abu!

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another busy weekend! how was yours?

USA Beach Running Championships {race recap}

On Cinco de Mayo we loaded up the SUVs and headed to Cocoa Beach for a girls night 10k race. We spent the afternoon getting settled in the hotel, picking up our race packets, and shopping at Ron Jon Surf Shop before heading to the port for dinner.

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We listened to live music, enjoyed some margaritas, and had dinner before heading back to the hotel. Once we arrived back, Vanessa and Juliana were ready to join in on the fun! We stayed up way too late laughing and enjoying our time without having to worry about bedtime routines, considering we had a race the next morning.

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5:45am came very early and we all reluctantly rolled out of bed to make our way to the beach for the 10k. The race had a half marathon option and a 10k option, both entirely on the beach. We all were running the 10k, so we waited for the half marathoners to be on their way fore it was time for our race to start.

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While others have run this race in previous years, it was my first time (spoiler alert, also my last time). Heather and I started off playing catch up with group because it was pretty packed at the start of the race. We ran pretty quick for the first mile and caught up with Cristina and Tracy. That was the end of the quick running. Once we caught up with them, we decided to switch to intervals, which eventually turned into more walking than running.

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It was a beautiful day at the beach. The ocean and the waves were gorgeous, but the part of the beach where the sand was nice and packed was covered by the tide. As we were running, we would creep down to the packed sand only to be dodging the incoming tide in order to keep our shoes dry. The dry sand was loose and slanted. From what I’ve heard, the hurricane really impacted the beach and the race conditions in previous years weren’t as bad.

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The race was 3.1 miles out and 3.1 miles back. As usual, the way out felt longer than the way back. By the time we were at mile 5, I was just ready to be done. The finish line was pretty far up the beach away from the water so the sand was very loose making it that much harder to get the seahorse medal. But alas, we finished, snapped a quick picture, and headed straight for the food.

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We headed back to the hotel for a quick shower before our families arrived to enjoy the rest of the morning at the beach. Overall, the beach race was a great experience. I am so glad that I did it. We had such a great time the entire time we were there. But, with that being said, I’ll be okay not running it again! I think I’m going to stick to road races.

my weekend in photos

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friday night soccer snack duties.

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six miles before the royal wedding!

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royal wedding watch party!

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sweet cupcakes for the big event.

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one last game in the rain and mud.

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celebrating a great season!

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the mean green team!

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ready for a disney date, pretending that we weren’t going to get rained on all evening.

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love these girls.

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meeting baymax!

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taking cover from the rain with a maple bacon stout.

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goodnight, epcot!

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after church, we had a lazy, rainy sunday. 

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we had a great weekend! the perfect mix of busy and lazy.

how was yours?

my weekend in photos

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we saw kenley’s science fair project at the orange county library on thursday night for the ocps stem fair! she was very proud.

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the kids checked out some library books and we headed to our favorite brewery!

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i got to hang with this girl on friday night.

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six miles on saturday morning.

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run all the miles, drink all the coffee.

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saturday soccer in the rain.

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it was fun while it lasted, then she was over it.

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no better place to spend a rainy day than disney on ice!

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moana was the best, but the whole show was really cool.

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hugs from tink!

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my boy.

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mother’s day church and brunch before heading to hollywood studios.

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kenley got to meet star-lord and groot!

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getting pumped for toy story land!

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crosby conquered the tower of terror! he declared that he was never riding it again, but we’ll see about that.

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staying dry with a snack.

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running to the car in the rain.

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we finished the rainy weekend with family movie night, the greatest showman! i had a fabulous mother’s day and we all had a great weekend.

how was yours?