Tuesday, July 3, 2018

4th of July Plans

I have two straight days at home this week!  Today I work from home, and then tomorrow is the holiday.  I guess Allie is going to be plenty of snuggles, if she wants.  It will be a warm week, but she has her ways to get attention when it's warm.

Is anyone racing tomorrow?  I had thought about it since there are a couple races in the area.  After trying to go 2 miles Saturday, I'm happy with my decision to not run a 5k.  I'm nowhere near ready :-p  The other issue too is when there's a holiday in the middle of the week, I don't want to have to get out the door to meet a deadline.  I do that each morning I commute in.

Thinking back on 4th of Julys, 2005 was quite fun, in Russia.  Since the World Cup is in Russia this time around, any footage of St. Petersburg brings back great memories.  That was the last cruise my family did, and our Alaskan cruise is on the same ship.  You can't plan that one!  The day itself was spent with 3 tours.  The morning was a bus tour of St. Petersburg, the afternoon was spent at the Hermitage, and the evening was at the Yusupov Palace.  As my mom said "when's the next time we're going to be here?"  Good point.  Enjoy some pictures from that day :)







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16 comments:

  1. I am not planning on racing but I think I may go for a run just to celebrate our nation's birthday! :) And I am so jealous, in a nice way, that you have been to Russia. That is in our bucket list for the next 5 years. Looks like it was fun!

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    1. I would definitely recommend a cruise, if you can. We didn't have to do any of the visa stuff.

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  2. I had the same thought about a run. I didn't want to have a schedule. I still want to get out for a run early to beat the heat but at least it will be on my time :)

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    1. I did a little bit of Barre work, but no run. It was nice to relax that day.

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  3. I have never been out of the country on the 4th. I would think that was weird!

    I do have a race tomorrow. The weather's going to be horrible, but I'll be with friends, so as long as we all survive, we'll have fun.

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    1. I didn't think it was that weird. We didn't have fireworks, but we were so busy around St. Petersburg.

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  4. I am running tomorrow the Elmhurst 4 on the 4th. I've done this race since 2013. I am excited about it!

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  5. That must have been a fun 4th of July! I also opted to not race tomorrow. I actually didnt even think about it until recently! But with this heat I'm glad I didnt sign up for anything. Enjoy your day off!

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    1. I was the same. I wasn't really thinking about it since I was taking a break, and then the heat wouldn't been awful.

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  6. I'm headed to a nearby 5K tomorrow that I've done for the last 5 years or so (except for last year). It's gonna be warm!

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    1. It certainly was warm here on Wednesday.

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  7. We do an annual 5 mile run into Georgetown to a bakery with our MRTT group. It was so hot! hope you are having a fun few days off

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    1. Going to a bakery would be a great incentive.

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  8. We did those exact 3 tours when we were in St. Petersburg in 2000. I remember marveling at how late it stayed light outside.

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    1. Yes! At one point I woke up thinking it was time for breakfast. It was actually 2am!

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