Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

           

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

Inspired Living

July 4 ~ Happy Birthday USA!

Sarah Stanley

How did I celebrate America's Birthday? I am so glad you asked! When the alarm went off at 4:30am, I will admit, it was hard to roll out of bed. Don't fireworks start in the morning? No, they didn't, but turning the lights on seemed like a firework show!

After breakfast, filling bottles of water and other non traditional July 4th fluids, making a PB&J sandwich, I was on my way to the trail.

I was thankful to be able to run with Phil (read last Saturday's post) again. It was going to make the next 30 miles a **little** more enjoyable. Well, more then a little.

The weather was VERY un DC like.  Surprise, surprise.

The first 6 miles were as usual. Just getting warmed up. The next 10 were a bit better. Finally getting in the grove. Ran the first 16 in 2:33 (I think). Had half PB&J, some more water, then started off again.

Remember what I said about the weather being nice? Well, I take it back. It was humid. And the trail was now FULLY exposed to the sun. I noticed that I was drinking a lot more and so was Phil. The few mud puddles on the trail were looking more & more like water sources. THEN. HEAVEN. Around mile 20, we found a water fountain. Awesomeness.

The run continued on. I continued to talk. About mile 27, the Cliff GU shot I took kicked in. And when I was kicked in, I mean it. The 50mg of caffeine was wonderful. Phil kept trying to hold me back. Poor him. I could not hold back.

Ran 30 miles in 4:54. Super proud. Happy. Ready to run 70 miles more. Seriously.

Picked up a few bags of ice on the way home. And it wasn't for the BBQ, but a lovely ice bath.

Happy Birthday America from a girl who loves your trails. The outdoors. And the freedom to run.

Photo by Randy Son of Robert