This is the third year I’ve run the Fourth of July (almost) 5K sponsored by my church. Two years ago, I was just getting into running and was thrilled with my 2nd place division finish in 24:30. Last year, I ran the race pregnant which is why it was so fun seeing my friend, Elise running it pregnant this year (you must read this post about how this amazing triathlete told her husband she was pregnant). This year we had quite a large group rockin’ Sparkle Athletic running skirts. Four of us ended up on the podium!
This year, I decided to race in my Vibrams for the first time (I’ve only trained in them up to now). Guess what? No one notices your shoes when you’re wearing a sparkly running skirt.