My favorite Holiday is July 4th. I love BBQs, I love open water swims, I love spending time with family in the middle of the summer. It was an awesome day this year too. My parents were visiting and I was able to get in a solid day of training, plus a nice little bonus swim with Odin (see pic). We saw fireworks, ate burgers and brats, enjoyed a cake decorated like the US flag, and spent some quality time with our friends here in Chicago. My legs are beat up, but it was totally worth it for all the fun we had.