So, for the past few days the city has been putting up collapsible bleachers around. the streets. I figured it was for the 4th and the parade. Then today, people were putting tents all over center street and University Ave (downtown Provo). Jon and I were on our way to pick up our race registrations for the 4th and we passed a family who were well equipped to "rough it". Meaning, they had a 25" tv, a grill, probably a portable shower in the back, maybe even a spa... seeing as the "mom" was in a bathrobe and hair in a towel (no really, she was). They even had 2 LoveSaks! We figured out that the Freedom Days Fest is going on- now seeing that Center St. is closed down for a bunch of tents and things like that. I've seen it before, I've just never lived close enough to it. So, we're probably going to walk down tonight to see what's going on.
So, maybe you're wondering, "race? what race?" No worries, it's nothing big and Jon will still have his knees attached by the end of it. It's the Freedom One-Mile Fun Run. The mileage feels pathetic remembering how much I used to run for my long runs on Saturdays a few summers ago (20 mi!). However, we get those cool RFID chips that we can tie on our shoes so it will time us accurately- even if we start at the end of the pack! Since my foot surgery last year, I have had such a hard time starting up running again. I was out of commission for over 6 months. I have definitely gained my fair share of weight, not to mention while I'm trying to fatten Jon up (that'll be a long time before his metabolism catches up to his daily caloric in-take :-) ) Oh well. Some day!
PS: Grandma Howe.... I saw on our site meter that you were online on our site after midnight the other night, what were you doing up that early or should I say late? ;-)