Happy 4th of July!!!!
I think 4th of July may just be my favorite holiday when it comes to dressing up food. I’ve been dreaming up these red, white, and blue waffles all week!
The base was a cornmeal waffle (recipe here, but I wouldn’t recommend it – a little dry and in need of some sweetness) with vanilla Chobani, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
I think it’s the berries. 4th of July = fresh berries and you really can’t go wrong with that.
Before I could dig into my patriotic waffles, I had a running date with these lovely ladies.
Meg (center) is in town this week to celebrate the holiday with her boyfriend, so Mary and I met her for an early run. Well, it was supposed to be an early run. Since Meg had plans at 8:30, we all agreed to meet at 6:30 for a solid 6 miles. My plan was to wake-up at 5:35, be at Mary’s by 6:15, and meet Meg at 6:30.
At approximately 6:20, I heard a buzzing coming from my dresser – it was Mary texting to see where the heck I was. Crap. My alarm didn’t go off and I was running late. Very late.
This wasn’t the first time I’ve had a problem with the alarm on my new phone. When I set it last night I was so proud for remembering to change the date to Wednesday (otherwise the phone sets itself for the day you set it , which was the problem I discovered the first time I missed an alarm), that I didn’t realize it still said 5:35 PM and not AM. Fail.
I felt awful because I really wanted to run with them, especially since Meg is only in town for a short time. I sent a quick text telling them to start without me and that I would meet them somewhere in the middle. I threw on clothes, grabbed my shoes, and was out the door in under 10 minutes. The usual 20 minute drive to South Tampa felt longer than usual, but I ended up making it to the trail just after 7:00.
Since I knew they were doing an out and back, I started running in the direction I assumed they would be coming from and – thankfully – found them pretty quickly. I ended up going a little over a mile trying to find them and three miles once I connected with the group.
Despite missing my alarm, and arriving terribly late for the run, I’m so glad I made the effort to get to the other side of town to say Hi. It was worth the short run with friends and I’m glad I got to see Meg (if only for 20 minutes!).
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some cherry pitting to get to.
Have a great 4th!