A Different Kind of July 4th

The Girl's Got Sole - A Different Kind of July 4th

How are you celebrating the 4th of July this year? Many of our traditions are going to look different this year due to the whole Covid-19 virus situation.

The 4th of July usually starts off with a local race. I have run Track Shack’s Watermelon 5k a number of years, and last year, I ran in the 4 on the 4th race in nearby Oakland, Florida. I have always enjoyed wearing my red, white & blue and running 3-4 miles to kick off my Independence Day celebrating.

This year, there are no actual, in-person races happening. Track Shack is offering a virtual Watermelon 5k Run, which I’ve considered signing up for, but have yet to. I love supporting my favorite running store, but I’m not sure I want to run the holiday race virtually. The limited edition medal is definitely awesome, so I may be a last minute sign up.

After my 4th of July run/race, I would spent time with family and friends doing a BBQ and hanging out by the pool. Thankfully, this seems to be the only thing that will remain the same this year. And, you better believe there will be cold watermelon! It’s not a good BBQ on the 4th without watermelon! 🙂

Fireworks tend to close the day, and the virus has made public firework displays non-existent. I could pick up some simple fireworks and sparklers to do with my friends, but I’m not really into doing them myself anymore. There’s just something great about watching a huge fireworks show that I love. Doing your own can be fun, just not the same.

The Girl's Got Sole - A Different Kind of July 4th

Past 4th of July races with running friends.

How about you? What are your July 4th plans this year? Are you doing a virtual 4th run? Doing your own fireworks at home with family and close friends?

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