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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

So I just have to say that I had a great 4th of July weekend!

We had reservations at a casino for the weekend. It is located near New Buffalo Michigan which is a cute little touristy beach town. We went into town to meet up with "la familia" for dinner when I noticed that they were having a 5k on Sunday. Now normally I would not have paid any attention to the sign and gone on my merry little way to the closest ice cream shop but this time it actually sounded like fun! I went back to my hotel and signed up for the Big Smiles 5k!

Now my intentions were good but Saturday night I actually was having quite a bit of fun at the casino, so we ended up staying up till 5 in the morning. I set my alarm for 7 and when it went off I just wanted to roll over and play dead...I did eventually get up, I got dressed, picked up my car from the valet and drove into town. Well needless to say that I was a wee bit late! They had just started the 5k and I was just pulling in. So here I am again thinking do I continue or just go back? I got out of my car, registered and went on with the race. Now I am dead last, I can't even see anyone but I persevere...the sun is out the birds are chirping and I have some good tunes playing on my earbuds! In the far distance I finally see people in the background and I am catching up! I ended up getting a respectable middle position after all. Afterwards I get to socialize a little at the after party. No one in my party was out of bed yet and I am on an adrenaline high! I went back to the hotel and played a bit while everyone else was getting out of bed. The 5K motivated me to stay active all weekend long!

I just think to myself years back I would have stayed in bed...and if I had gotten out of bed, I would have used the excuse that the race had already started and I would have gone back to the hotel (ice cream shop isn't open quite yet). Who am I? I can't believe the person I have become...is this really me now? I am quite happy it is!
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