Evolution of a Runner: 4th of July Edition

4 Jul

2001

  • Knew a few people who ran cross country
  • Knew of the existence of the Boston Marathon and the Mountain Goat 10 Miler
  • Spent the night of July 3rd talking to my crush on AOL Instant Messenger
  • Spent the 4th crying because said crush was spending the weekend with his girlfriend

2004

  • Concept of people running races recreationally was completely off the radar
  • Spent the night of July 3rd watching fireworks and drinking a handle of vodka
  • Spent the 4th sleeping off a hangover

2008

  • Saw a girl running at 6.0mph at the gym once; that looked hard
  • Spent the night of July 3rd watching fireworks and drinking bourbon slushes
  • Spent the 4th drinking more bourbon slushes in an attempt to stall the inevitable hangover

2011

  • Yo, running is cool and all, but who on earth feels good enough to run the morning of the 4th of July?!
  • Spent the night of July 3rd watching fireworks and drinking beer
  • Woke up the morning afternoon of the 4th and went for a 2-3ish mile run

2013

  • Yo, running is cool and all, but I’m not going to ruin a good night so I can race the next morning.
  • Spent the night of July 3rd watching fireworks and drinking a reasonable amount of beer
  • Woke up the morning of the 4th and went for a 7 mile run

2014

  • Yo, running is really cool and I think I’m in decent shape right now
  • I plan to spent the night of July 3rd watching fireworks and drinking water
  • Bitches, I am so going to PR at this 5k on the 4th

 

Happy 4th of July, friends.  No matter what you’re doing today, I hope you’re having a blast.

3 Responses to “Evolution of a Runner: 4th of July Edition”

  1. Hollie July 4, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    I am so happy for you.

  2. Laura @losingrace July 7, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    #WINNING

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