Monday, July 2, 2007

I thought the 4th was on Wednesday...

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? ;-)

6 comments:

Vanessa said...

I didn't know you were such a big runner! Did you ever run a marathon? If we ever live in the same town again, we could be running buddies and run one together. You will be proud to know that I managed to get Jeff to run with me over the weekend. And he did a great job! Good luck on your run and good for you two for doing it!

Jon said...

I need to get on the bandwagon and go lick a plot of grass and call "DIBBS!". We did see that one two foot wide open section as we walked around today.

Personally I'm just happy with our new awesome snap bracelets. We are hip.

Oh Snap!

Clyde said...

Be careful with your knees. Don't try to keep up with Crystal!

Crystal said...

vanessa- yeah, i love to run! I just have had such a hard time with it since last summer. After I moved out of Glenwood- i got back into it heavily and i was all set for the SLC marathon for last summer (registered and trained) and then 2wks before it, I found out I needed surgery. bummer. Oh well :-) We should be running buddies if we ever get the chance... that's if I ever get the motivation back. :-D

bethany said...

Good luck on your run! I'll be in DC looking at the Smithsonians in the air conditioning :)

Rosalia said...

you may not think so and wonder who this is...just split the name in half and switch it around- your sis! I'm so crafty! Why this name--its a long story! Hey just reading your posts and seeing your fun pics, I also have those cookbooks (from my mom in law) you mentioned the bisquick, 5 ingredient recipes, Crockpot recipes, maybe I can tell you the ones I've tried and send you the page they are fab! You look healthy like a happy married couple should look. Going back on your myspace page you looked too thin now you both look fine!
Cheers and have a nice 4th!! We're going to Logan's brother's for a cookout and swimming and fireworks and then I run to work.