Hope everyone had a splendid Independence Day (or Fourth of July) here in the states. I enjoyed a day off of work and a wonderful day with the family. Here’s how it went down:

Kids Fun Race with the First Lady — her very first race on foot and not being pushed in the stroller. It’s official. She ran her very first race at 21 months. She followed sensible logic and didn’t start out too fast. She paced herself and stayed consistent all the way through, just like a good little endurance runner. I have a feeling she has closet speed and is holding out for future races. Just sayin.

The race was followed up by having a pancake breakfast in the park, playing on a slide and sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck. We then saw a parade and fell asleep on the way home. After that we had some strawberries and headed over to the pool for a pre-dinner swim. It was a great, active day.

>> Click to enlarge << See anyone towards the middle-back a lot taller than everyone else?

>> Click to enlarge << See anyone towards the middle-back a lot taller than everyone else?

Links from me:

Runner’s World #RWRunStreak Badge

Mizuno Wave Sayonara — video and workout

Pearl Izumi “downsides” video

Links from others:

Giveaway from DarwinianFail.com — Mizuno shoes all of July!

NYCRunningMama.com half-ironman recap (first in AG) 

Celebrating life with LeanGreenBean — hugs.

Birthday scenes from LoveLifeSurf — Happy BDay. Now go run hills!

Discount Codes for Half Marathons:

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose, Oct. 6 – $10 off: PAVEMENTRUNNER10

Rock ‘n’ Roll LA, Oct. 27 – $10 off: PAVEMENTRUNNER10

US Half in San Francisco, Nov. 3 – $10 off: PAVEMENTRUNNER


You can now subscribe to PavementRunner.com and get an occasional email from me with some recent posts and updates on exciting news (if I have any). I’ll also be launching my very first digital magazine next week called “Mush” — explanation on the title later. The first issue will be a digital collection of the Boston Strong Runs. Future issues will be exclusive content not found on this blog. Subscribe here. 

How was your fourth of July?