On the 4th of July I ran the AJC Peachtree Road Race with a mere 59,999 other folks. You can’t run in the world’s largest 10K and not take fun pictures, right?
Or, have a beer.
It wasn’t until I downloaded my pictures that I noticed a slight theme here. Ahem. You’ll see.
My sister picked me up at 6:45 a.m then we headed to Buckhead to find my father in the sea of people for a pre-race picture.
Hmm, I wonder where I get my
love taste for beer?
We started in my sister’s wave so we could run together. Neither one of us were “racing” – it was a little too crowded for that.
We had fun shirts made. Coincidentally, they’re red, white and blue! (thanks Christie!)
Nicole rockin’ her shirt, excited to start!
Our wave started around 8:45ish. We didn’t get to the mile 1 marker before running by this – a BIG bottle of beer!
We hooked up with the bald eagle spectator dudes who I suspect have a love of beer, too. (They smelled like it.)
The Good Lord was looking out for us runners with a misting of Holy Water. *insert angelic singing here*
And, then it was back to the beer. No keg stands for me or my sister but this guy was having a great time!
We will, however, drink it out of a cup. I just couldn’t in good conscience run by a truck of Sweetwater 420! Gasp!
After conquering “Cardiac Hill” we celebrated! OK, the beer made me smile, too. Ahem.
Miles fly when you’re having fun! I didn’t even see the markers for 2, 3, or 4!
Always a welcomed site!
Right after we finished I ran into K. Rock, a fellow blogger! Shouts out to Felicia who came and said hello, too! It’s always great to meet folks in real life – smiles!
We found Husband and the Kids then went back to the finish line to cheer my dad on! Yay, Dad!
Me and Nicole’s “after” shot! I’m so proud of her – smiles!
She ditched the beer and
chased this woman down like a crazy person found a popsicle instead.
After dropping everyone off at their cars Husband took me and the kids to Goldberg’s Deli for a bagel sandwich! YUM!
And of course we ended of the day with some BBQ and what else but BEER!
It was an AWESOME day and a fun run! Already looking forward to next year …
Winks & Smiles,