Needless to say we snapped photos with and of various things/people on the 4th. We got a lot of strange looks, a few catcalls, and even one (very) drunk woman yelling, "You go girls! I should be doing that! But I'm not!"
We made it through all 12 miles at a slower pace than intended but we figured it was a fun run on a holiday so it didn't matter. At the end we lit some sparklers (thanks random gay guys for the light!). We are showing off our awesome wrist bands. I didn't know how helpful these wristbands were until the Redhead informed me of their intended use. Wiping sweat from your brow, upper lip, forehead, etc. Genius!Post run we did what I feel is the best leg recovery technique. Basically, put your legs up against the wall and keep them straight up for 15 minutes. It is not the most pleasant experience but it's so worth it. It really helps the legs get new blood circulating, thus helping with the soreness. NOTE: That is a star tattoo on my foot. Not dirt.
It's back to serious training starting tonight with the dreaded hills. Until then, I'll be thinking about the sparklers!