There are so many photos from our run on Saturday I am not quite sure where to start. As I mentioned the Redhead and I decided to do our 12 mile long run through downtown Orlando.
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.
Thanks to the Redhead’s route planning, hospitality, and all around charm, it was a great weekend! I hope you all had a terrific Fourth of July.
It’s back to serious training starting tonight with the dreaded hills. Until then, I’ll be thinking about the sparklers!
Great recap B! I'll try to get mine up ASAP. So much fun! Can't wait for BRA randomness with ya'll this weekend!
Man, WAY TO GO for running on a holiday. I'm really impressed. I didn't have a work-out bone in my body all weekend – and now I feel like a lazy sloth because of it. Need to re-motivate!!
Great pics! Looks like a lot of fun, and you even got a great run done! Nice!!
looks like such an adventurous fun run! Good company always makes the miles fly by! I will have to try that leg up against the wall recovery technique!
Looks like you guys had a blast on the run. Fun pictures.
YEA for running buddies! looks like ya'll had a blast.
and I'm loving your blue dress! Super cute!
How adorable are you two!!
This is great – and awesome run!! I went to school in Orlando and lived Downtown for awhile – i love the pics and it brought me back! 🙂 Glad you had a great 4th!
Wouldn't it be great is every run was this fun? And, check out the star tattoo on the foot, so mysterious and rebellious. Who knew?
I used to live right there. I miss running downtown.
It looks like even though your pace was slower than you wanted, you had an awesome time!
Uhh… there's a butt crack right next to your head in one of those photos…
Sounds like a fun time!!!
You girls are so lucky you get to run together 🙂
I totally forgot about putting your legs up the wall – we used to do that at lacrosse camp!
omgosh what a FUNNN run you two had 🙂 great job!!!
how fun!! i'm jealous.
i need to be better about doing the wall-thing… it's so easy and yet i still don't do it. sigh.
Sounds like a really fun run! I love your blog, very funny! Thanks for your comment about my tanning problem. I will check out that product. And I will try out that wall thing. I forgot all about it. Fresh blood is good!
Did you know that it is against the law to use the words fun and run in the same sentence? LOL
I'm glad you enjoy it, but honestly, exercise and running is HORRIBLE stuff to me :o)
Stopping by from SITS.
PS I am going to try the 2 of yours recovery technique Monday night!