Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I accomplished my first 5k marathon today. I entered the 31st Annual Firecracker Footrace, in my hometown. Two of my good friends joined me. I mainly walked, but I did jog a little to pass a few folks. What a great feeling to get out and try something new. I hope to make this a yearly tradition and I think several other people do as well. I overheard someone say that there was at least 600 people signed up. Wow! What a great response, and better yet - money received benefits our high school track and cross country programs.

After the race I headed over to Huntersville to go tubing. We drifted down the Crow Wing River which starts at 11th Crow Wing Lake and meanders 90 miles to the Mississippi River.

Tubing is such a popular activity on this part of the river. I really enjoy my time relaxing and taking in all the scenery. The picture above shows tons of people and I'm glad to say that this only happens on/or around the fourth of July.

I had a great 4th and I hope you did as well.

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