Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekly Wrap...September 18

I've been pretty consistent with keeping my workout days on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On these days I fit in a gym session and my runs. I do it this way because I like having 2 days during the week where I don't have to do anything if I don't want to.

When I woke up on Monday I was still exhausted from the weekend. I really wanted to make a plan to just skip my run and come home and take a nap.  I ended up staying at work later than I had planned therefore I didn't get to the gym till well after 4:00. My gym is right on my running route so that's why I do both on the same day.  I figured I better hit the gym before I go out on my run because my gym closes early. I thought I would be tired and my legs would feel like lead when I finally went out to run, but actually I felt fine ( aside from the heat).


I needed Tuesday to just veg out and do nothing. I spent most of the afternoon/evening watching Baylee swim and talking with my friend on the phone.  I did sneak in a bit of foam rolling and stretching, so that counts as something, right?  On a side note: I can't believe how amazing our swimming pool has been this. The water has been so blue and crystal clear, In past years it has been such a challenge to keep it like this. I usually end up spending like a billion dollars in chemicals because something is always off. We had a good year this year.

By the time I got to the gym on Wednesday it looked like it was about to pour at any moment. I figured I better run and get my 3.1 miles out of the way first.
It looked and felt like it could pour at any moment.

 I figured this was my last strong run before the race on Saturday (because I won't want to run Friday) so I better make it a good one. My only goal was to finish before the rain came. If it happened to rain while I was running, then o well! I didn't mind getting wet. I figured I would just chalk it up as one of those "Memorable Runs".  As I started running there was such a strong headwind and it wasn't the kind of wind that cooled things down either. It was a hot and humid wind if that makes sense. Just enough to make it challenging to run.  I finished the 3.1 miles strong and made it to the gym before any real rain fell. Actually when I got home it got real windy but it didn't end up raining at all (at least at my house it didn't).

I REALLY didn't feel like going to the gym on Friday but I reminded myself that I pay to go and I can only go Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's and I need to get my monies worth. Plus, I made a commitment to myself and I want to stick with it.  So I went.  I hadn't planned on running this day but the weather was beautiful and I hated to see it go to waste. I thought perhaps I could just run half my normal route.

Turns out people where already setting up chairs and what not on the sidewalks in preparations for the town's Harvest Festival. I wouldn't have been able to run on the sidewalk anyway!  So instead, I went to my dad's house to see what time he wanted to meet at the race on Saturday.  When I got there, he asked if I wanted to go for a run. Why not? When your dad asks you to go running, you go!  We ended up doing a little over 2 miles in his neighborhood.

Saturday we ran the Harvest race.  Since this weekly wrap is already long, I'll try to write a little more about the race later.

Since there was no long run this week, I was hoping to get one in on Sunday but truth be told my legs were pretty sore from the race the day before. I know it was only 3.1 miles but I pushed a little more than usually.  It was raining when I got up anyway so that pretty much sealed the deal that there would be no run happening.



We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for their weekly wrap!




27 comments:

  1. I know exactly the type of hot wind you're talking about - the kind where you feel like you're running in a hair dryer! Great job staying flexible and I have to say that I'm very jealous of your pool. I so wish I had one (especially this summer).

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    1. Yes, that's the wind! Having a pool is really nice. We get hours of enjoyment just watching Baylee enjoying herself!

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  2. Your pool looks so nice! I find it so tough to workout at the end of the day, so great job making it to the gym! I hope your race went well!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I don't mind working out in the afternoon. There is just no way i can get myself up earlier in the morning!

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  3. Aw Baylee is beautiful. :) Good job making it to the gym when you really didn't feel like it. I didn't feel like it yesterday so I lifted at home, which was a good compromise.

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    1. I need to start being dedicated enough to do worth while workouts at home!

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  4. Sounds like you had a great week of workouts! I love your thought process about going to the gym! That's exactly how I would be. I didn't feel like doing much this week either, but I got it done and I'm glad I did. Your pool looks amazing! And Baylee is so cute!

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    1. Sometime you just got push through to get things done, right?

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  5. That is the cutest picture of Baylee in the pool!

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  6. My gym's at home so no excuses, right? I've been there though, and Thursday I decided to do some extra strength training instead of running. I figured I'd run the next day, which did happen because of Les Mis.

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    1. I have gym equipment at home as well but don't feel motivated enough to use it when I am home...lol

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  7. Oh, if my dad asked me to go running, I'd probably want a psych eval...lol! But seriously, that is awesome that your dad runs. I keep hoping my boys will drink the kool-ade.

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    1. My dad should have trained a little better but in the end it all worked out!

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  8. I love how your hair stays so nice :) I do know that hot wind lol I would like to say I didn't lol
    Your pool water does look amazing!
    I like your weekly plan, I kind of feel like I need to do that and pick days, so I can have a few free.

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    1. Ha, Thanks! I had to go back through and look to see what hair picture I had posted!

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  9. That's fun that you could race with your dad! I'm glad the weather held out for you this week but oh this heat!!!

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  10. Oh, Baylee is so cute! And that pool water does look amazing! I hope the race went well!

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  11. I have run in those hot winds before....totally NOT refreshing! I do not embrace running in the wind, but at least it does cool you off a bit...but not the hot winds you described. They just suck the life right outta me LOL

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  12. That's crazy how your pool is different from year to year. I wonder why?? Can you imagine how many people join gyms and never go? That figure must be astounding. Can't wait to hear about your race!

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  13. I wish we had a pool..it's been so hot and miserable this summer! Selma would love it too :)

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  14. Aw, look at Baylee swimming! If likes other dogs, you should bring her here the next time you visit Pgh. Our dog pool is open until October, and there are always lots of labs she could play with!

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  15. Your puppy is so cute! We had a lab that loved water. None of our current dogs (beagles) enjoy it, though. Good job on your workouts this week!

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  16. I usually run MTTrF -- I was exhausted this morning. Truly just worn out. I never skipped runs, but I decided to push it off til tomorrow. It will make the week awkward, but oh well. It's just what I need.

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  17. Last year was a bad year for our pool, but this year has been excellent. Funny how they do that. Baylee is so cute. I wished my dogs like to swim. Maybe if I threw a steak in the water? LOL. I saw where you placed in your 5k! Congratulations! I'd take the next day off too. You earned it. Thanks for linking, Meranda!

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  18. I just finished hill repeats so your pool looks soooo inviting!! Looks like Baylee has been having a wonderful summer. And yes, I know exactly what you mean about those warm winds...it's like someone blowing hot air in your face. Cooler temps have got to find their way here soon...

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  19. Good job on the pep talk to get your booty to the gym on Friday! I do this too! I'll look for the recap of the Harvest Race, it sounds fun!

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