The Peachtree Road Race, held every year on July 4th, is the largest 10k race in the world. It began in 1970 by the Atlanta Track Club and has grown to an estimated 60,000 participating runners. Each year I, like many others compete in the lottery system for a position in the race. Luckily, I have won a slot for 9 years in a row, with next year being my fortunate 10 year mark and an automatic placement in the race.
My start wave of J. Corrals began from A- W (with I, O, Q & V omitted)
The Start line begins under the American Flag.
Mile One can be the easiest or toughest mile of the day depending on your run.
Some of the very interesting people you will meet at this race and some with great patriotic costumes.
These guys by far were some of my favorites. ;D
Just a small glimpse of the water stations at every mile. 500,000 cups and 120,000 gallons of water are used each year.
The home stretch
The finish at the Atlanta Civic Center
In the end, this was by far my funnest year. I took my time, took in the sights and my surroundings and I meet some cool people. I also learned of some incredible journeys and of the people who inspired them. A must do if you are every in Atl on the 4th.
Until next time : D
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Hi, I am Kristi, I'm a mother, wife, full time job holder and a runner. My story with running and exercise starts in 2008 when a friend convinced me to go running as a means to lose a few pesky pounds. I did and I hated every minute of it but I stuck with it and started seeing some change in my appearance. Slowly my love-hate relationship with running became something I treasured and actually looked foward too.
Soon after I met my sweet husband and a few years later I was pregnant. My journey with running had continued and grown and even ventured out into other facets of excersie. I was determined to stay active and healthy in my pregnancy and took all the necessary precautions to make this possible. I ate lean meats, excersied everyday, continued to run until I was in my second trimester (it became uncomfortable for me) and gained only the recommended 30 pounds. However as life does occasionally she threw me a curve ball. In my last trimester I had problems with blood pressure and subsequently was bed ridden and hospitalized for the remainder of my pregnancy. My sweet love was born healthy and happy and is a very much okay today.
My world was on a whirlwind disaster coaster for over two years and in the midst of my choas I gained an additional 20 pounds, struggled with my postpartum depression, and almost lost my sweet family.
Luckily for me I began to get a grip on my fading sanity and started turning my tumultuous life right side up. I have slowly began becoming the person I was in 2008 and loving my life once again.
This is my journey to a fit life and lifestyle. My rode to running again and hopefully we be of some help for others struggling.
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Looks like so much fun!!
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It is! Cool atmosphere