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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A different kind of race

After my half marathon on the 7th, I decided to take a few days off from running. Well, now I've taken over a week off! Not by choice either. I got sick...again. A few weeks ago I had strep throat and bronchitis, and this time my symptoms seemed very similar.
 So, I got a refill on my antibiotics, and I'm feeling much better already. I'm planning on a run today!

But nothing was going to stop me from going to my first horse race with James-Etta this weekend, that we'd been planning for months. It's night horse races called Downs after Dark, at Churchill Downs. 
It was SO much fun. Something I definitely want to do again.

We met up with some of her friends there. Yes, I was a 5th wheel, but I'm ok with that. :)
It was a White Out night, white was the suggested color of attire.

Believe it or not, I had NOTHING white in my closet. Sometimes I procrastinate, and this was one of those times. I waited until the last day to find an outfit. Saturday morning I did a mad dash of shopping in the few stores in my small town, and found nothing. As a last dish effort, I went to Walmart. Yes, Walmart. There is no store I hate more than that place.
 But, I found this dress there. I was quite surprised!
Of course by the end of the night I could tell it was an el cheapo dress, because the belt broke. But, it worked for what I needed, when I needed it.

They also brought out American Pharaoh, the horse who won the Triple Crown. He was the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years! We all were standing on chairs, trying to get a good picture, which was almost impossible.
By the end of the night I had won $13 (I need to work on my betting skills), made a new friend, and got to see a horse who made history. That was a good night!

 Have you ever been to a horse race?



  1. Sounds like a great time! Glad you got to go and to see the triple crown winner too!!

    1. I'm so glad I got to see him too. It was a great time!

  2. My office is literally less then 2 miles from Churchill Downs :)
    I wanted to try & see American Pharoah but knew it would be near impossible to get near him

  3. How fun! What an awesome way to spend a night!

  4. One day I want to watch a race at Churchill Downs, and I want to wear one of those big fluffy hats, not that I see anyone in your pictures wearing them, but they seem to for the Kentucky Derby so ya I will sport a fluffy hat, LOL
    So far I have never been to a horse race, and I absolutely love horses:) However, I have been to my fair share of rodeo's, although sometimes I go to them more for the hot Cowboys than the horses, LOL
    Love your summer dress by the way, very cute!!!

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