Fourth of July

Fun fact: the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday.

No lie. I’m hardly a flag-wavin’, Star Spangled Banner-singin’, red white and blue bleedin’ girl, but I seriously love the Fourth of July. I think it’s because everything about the Fourth makes me smile. I love parades, cookouts, and fireworks, so it really doesn’t get much better than the Fourth for me. Also, the fact that it’s the one holiday where I can reasonably expect the weather to look like this doesn’t hurt:

My day started with run/walk #1 of Week 5 of the Couch-to-5K training program. This run/walk was heavy on the run, light on the walk but it wasn’t bad. I ran early in the day so it was pleasant outside–a big change from my normal post-work runs around 5:30 p.m.

I once again tried my hand at making breakfast on a griddle after my run.

Chocolate chip pancakes via Emily at Perfection Isn’t Happy. Unfortunately I went a bit (read: a lot) overboard on the baking soda so while my pancakes were delightfully fluffy, they also tasted a bit more like Arm & Hammer than I like my food to taste. Definitely my bad, not a recipe thing. Ah well, live and learn. Next time I make them I’ll pay more attention when adding the baking soda! 😉

Sadly I had to skip my town’s annual parade so as not to ruin the family tradition of seeing the latest Disney/Pixar movie together. Yesterday at the exact time the parade started was the only time all five of us could go, so I was peer pressured by my parade-hating sister to go to Cars 2 instead. At least the movie was good. Plus part of the movie took place in London, which is obviously in the U.K., and as we already established, I love me some United Kingdom, even on the day we celebrate our independence from them.

Fact: I will find any excuse to post my pictures from Scotland.

The rest of my afternoon looked like this:

I couldn’t bring myself to stay inside on such a gorgeous day, so instead I made friendship bracelets while sitting in the shade. Bliss. The heart one is my latest accomplishment. All the other ones are pretty simple. That’s basically my entire repertoire at the moment (plus your standard Chinese staircase and diagonal ones, which are as simple as they get), but I’m hoping to expand my horizons later this summer. I tell ya, the things you learn at summer camp….

I had the day off today too so I ran errands like a champ. Woo! Haha. I’m tackling another Seventeen workout as soon as I post this…soreness, here I come!

How did you spend your holiday weekend?

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