Monday, July 6, 2015

Weekending - Fourth of July Style!

Ahhh, Fourth of July!!! Seriously, one of my favorite holidays. We celebrated this weekend with friends, food, and a race. 

AR and I both had off, so we ran lots of errands and hung around home. We picked up our packets for the Peachtree Road Race and explored the race expo, which was amazing. I cannot believe how much Atlanta does for this race. It is incredible. 

Expo shot. We have one of these for every race we do, haha. 

We also ran by Nordstrom Rack, where I purchased my first pair of Jack Rogers. I already love them. 

The race. 
Oh my gosh, the weather was terrible. It rained all night, so when we got up for the race, we were less than excited. Our neighbor snapped this photo of us heading out at 6am. Notice my stylish garbage bag. 

The course starts up in northern Atlanta, and then runs 6 miles towards midtown, ending at Piedmont Park. We walked to the train station and road to the start line. We were optimistic because it wasn't raining much. 

The race started and it was great, despite the yucky weather. There were tons of people watching and over 60,000 runners. Right about mile 3, it started pouring. At mile 4, I watched them change the race alerts from yellow to red, which was clearly a bad sign. 

By the end of mile 4, it was lightning and thundering like crazy, and just pouring. They were changing the alerts to black for "extreme weather' and I was nervous that they would pull us off the course. 

They let us finish the race, but delayed other start groups because of the storms. They also did not let us hang out after the race - they wanted people to leave the park right away because of weather. Overall, an awesome race, but lets hope the weather is better next year. This was not a PR for me, but considering I had not trained at all, I was happy. 

We walked home in the rain, where I reached 18,000 steps before 9:30am (love my FitBit!). I made a shake with my new protein powders that Nutrition 53 sent me (thank you) and it was yummy. 

In the afternoon, we went shopping for Aaron, and made food for that evening. Of course, the weather cleared up and it was gorgeous. Check out my banana pudding, recipe curtesy of my great great Aunt Opal :) 

We watched fire works and hung out with friends in the evening. It was a happy Fourth. 

Such a relaxing day. I made cinnamon biscuits (sharing the recipe tomorrow), which AR said were his new favorite. He made turkey bacon. We worked on wedding planning for a million hours and I prepped for our walk-thru this week. We are less than 6 weeks out at this point! Eeek!

We ended the day with a long walk, a home cooked dinner, and a movie on the couch. 

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!

What do you like to make or eat on the Fourth of July? 


Thanks for hosting "Weekending", Biana and Meghan!


  1. Yikes sounds like the weather was pretty horrendous, but glad you guys finished and you were safe!! That breakfast looks like all sorts of deliciousness on Sunday!! Hope you have a great Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. That's great you guys got to finish the race and get out of the bad weather safely - definitely not ideal! The banana pudding looks so pretty and delicious!

  3. Glad you got to finish the race but hate that you all had such bad weather! Have a great week :)

  4. I'm glad you got to finish the race even though the weather got bad!

  5. Love your jacks!! Such a great shoe!

  6. Sounds like a fun Fourth of July!


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