Sunday, August 13, 2017

Weekly Wrap...August 13


I've been trying to pack my days with activities since I'm coming down to the last weeks of my Summer Vacation. It makes me look back at the past few months and think  What all did I do? What did I accomplish?  But I suppose I'll save those questions for a later post.

Every week I say I'm going to start writing things down so I don't forget, but I never do. I haven't even been recording my runs. Therefore here are just a few highlights from my week that I DO remember.

Monday I finally bought the remaining fabric to make my curtains and my only goal this day was to sew them up. I don't remember what happened but I didn't do it (and the fabric is currently still sitting on my dinning room table).

Tuesday I had the Chiropractor appointment for that shoulder pain that gave me pain in my chest every time I breathed, yawned or coughed.  It still hasn't gone away.


               After that I did some shopping and then met my sister to do some boating.



  Isn't this a gorgeous view?  It was the perfect backdrop for just relaxing and chatting, which we did.


Wednesday I spent a lot of time in the pool with Miss Baylee. I floated on the raft for a while and took in the sun but I felt guilty because I wasn't playing with her. I would see her throw her duck in the pool and then jumps in after in. I know she wanted me to throw it in for her cus lets face it, she can't throw it very far. she just kind of drops it in the pool and then jumps in after it.  


Afterwards I did swim a couple laps in an effort to loosen up my shoulder. I did (my version) of the back stroke and it seemed to help (for a few hours).  Have you ever swam in a pool with a dog?  Every time I swim, Baylee thinks it's a race. She's got to be right up beside me giving me very little personal space!

                    Afterwards I had a "date" with my sister to watch our show, Younger!

                                We made these fun Cantaloupe drinks.



Thursday  we did a few miles on the rail trail and then ended at Starbucks for these "new " drinks.  Lacey got the Horchata Almond Milk Frappe which tasted like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and I got the Lemon Bar creme which was okay but was a little disappointed that they didn't have the lemon bar crunchy topping for on top of it. They should have told me that they didn't have all the ingredients to make the drink if they couldn't make it properly.

Later that night we had another "date" to watch Nashville. I'm sad that the show won't be returning till January! It's not fair that they just tease us with a few episodes over the summer!







Friday I got some morning miles in at the island with my sister. During the first few loops I did not have my camera but it's always so busy down there. We saw an entire team of canoers (is that even a word?) putting their boats in, a guy training a Yellow Labrador puppy for leadership something or other (which of course we had to stop and talk to), and this guy walking on the trail with a fishing pole carrying a pretty large fish. I had to do a double take and ask my sister "Is that guy carrying a fish"?

After that I went to our local beach for a while. I wanted to catch up on some of my Women's Running magazines and do a few passes in the sand.  The sand was extra thick this day and there weren't a lot of people on it so it wasn't packed down. Anyone that has ever ran on the beach knows this makes it extra hard to run.  I ran barefoot and considered it cross training!




We are linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin  and the guest host for their Weekly Wrap series!


21 comments:

  1. I agree with you-running on the beach is hard! I actually don't enjoy it. I'd rather walk and take it all in. I'll run on the road.

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  2. I love running on packed sand on the beach! It's one of my favorite things. And it's really unfortunate we live nowhere near such a beach. :( Probably never will, either. Hubs is not really a beach person.

    My dogs are not water dogs (nor do we have a pool), so no, I've never swum with a dog. I admit it doesn't sound appealing.

    I haven't thrown a ball for Bandit in so long . . . poor guy.

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  3. Running on the beach is really tough! I like barefoot running in sand though. I cant do it for long but I think it really good for working on form!

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  4. We did a 1 mile race on the beach in Virginia one year. It was SO hard! We weren't close to the water where it was nicely packed down so that probably made a difference.
    Baylee is so cute! That little blue raft - she has the life! Great weekly wrap :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, how cute that Baylee throws the toy in the pool to get it! How could you resist?? We were surprised to see that Nashville was going off for so long. I do hope it comes back again.

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  6. Sounds like you got some good quality sister time in! :) I too am frantically trying to enjoy my last couple days of summer...

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  7. Sorry to hear that your shoulder is still bothering you! Looks like a fun time with the sis :)

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  8. Oh gosh...beach running is tough! Even the packed sand seems to have a little "give" to it, but the loose sand is even hard to walk in LOL

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  9. How cute that you dog wants to swim with you! I've been eyeing those new Starbucks drinks. They do look good!

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  10. I watch Nashville, although I don't like it as much since CMT took over. The music is always good! And Deacon... just sayin'. Baylee sounds so cute throwing her own toy. My dogs don't like to swim. Maybe if I threw a steak in the pool.

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  11. Kids went back to school this morning so summer is figuratively "over" here. Sigh. It slips away so fast. OMG Baylee sounds SO cute in the pool! Playful dogs are so much fun!I agree with you that missing ingredients in a Starbucks drink is a total buzzkill.

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  12. I wish I could have a summer break, but I know things are winding down in Colorado. Most schools start this week, and the university starts the 28th. Next week is the move-in days, and things should pick up for the fall semester.

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  13. I literally laughed out loud at your Baylee stories - first, her throwing the duck into the water to catch, and then when she raced you as you swam laps. She is too cute!

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  14. The new Starbucks drinks sound good! Sorry they didn't have the topping! I'm a Nashville fan too!! Can't wait for January!

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  15. Sorry about your shoulder pain - hope going to the chiro is giving you some relief. The summer has gone by way too fast - enjoy the last few days of your break!

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  16. You definitely had quite the busy week!

    Those Starbucks drink look and sound good - sorry you weren't over impressed with the Lemon bar drink :(

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  17. Sounds like quality sister time :) Your cantaloupe drinks look awesome!
    I sure hope the shoulder pain gets better.

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  18. Oh my goodness, I can just picture Miss Baylee dropping her little duck in the pool and jumping in after it - so cute! I'm sending good vibes to your shoulder - have you tried any trigger point release? My husband and I just went to a workshop and he said it helped his shoulder (hurt from a bike accident).

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  19. I would simply love to go boating! The scenery is breathtaking, Lacey and Meranda!

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  20. The horchata tastes like cinnamon toast crunch!? I NEED IT!!! And I love Nashville- one of my guilty pleasures. I watch it while running on the treadmill all the time :) I wish my sis was still into running... she ran one marathon and was done. Moved on to lifting, haha.

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  21. Wow! Your week sounds super fun! Mine was crammed full with a lot of exciting things and lots of walking but I'm a little jealous of yours, too. Baylee was so fun! I'm just imagining how cute it was to see her throw her toy in the pool and then retrieve it. My girl hates the water and pools, but she does try to throw and chase her toys in the living room. It's super cute. When we don't play with her, she gets so sad and mopey. Which makes it even that much more adorable! :)

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