Sunday, October 8, 2017

Weekly Wrap...October 8

Okay, I have a calendar, so I can't exactly say that October "snuck up" on me!  However, seeing that we've been inundated with 80 degree days I may have been in denial that it is actually fall.  Which means that in my mind I had weeks to go until the Baltimore Marathon relay that I will be doing with some friends. IN REALITY I only have one more weekend until the race. O snap!

Needless to say, I could no longer wait until the heat and humidity subsided to do those longer runs. I needed to suck it up and do them now. I'm not a morning runner so I don't have the luxury of doing cooler runs. I'm out there in late afternoon when the sun is blazing because that's when I have my free time.


Sunday I waited till evening to run at the island and it actually wasn't that bad.

Monday I had a meeting after school and then just called it a rest day. I've been wanting to spend all my time outside and savor the weather but to be honest it was so hot I didn't feel like doing anything. I laid on the couch until dinner time. I seriously just laid there. I didn't watch TV or anything.

Tuesday I did some shopping after school. I got a mini haul at Ulta Beauty (where even mini hauls add up fast), and then I bought a chair cushion at Pier One.

I had wanted to get cushions for my outdoor chairs back in the summer and they were $48 a piece! I needed 2 of them so this wasn't going to happen. I had since given up on trying to find the right outdoor cushions but knew I needed to find a new one for this wicker rocker that was bought a Pier One years ago.  There was only one cushion left in the color I wanted and it was on super clearance!

Later that evening I did a 3 mile run with my mom.  I looked for those cats again, and they were there! We've been trying to do our runs twice a week.


Wednesday I went to the rail trail to try and do a longer run.  This was actually a struggle. I don't know if it was because it was 80 degrees or if  my body would have struggled regardless of temperature because I was feeling achy in places.



Thursday was another 3 miles with my mom. By the looks of the clouds, it looked like it could storm at any moment. We were hoping to get our three miles in before that happened. Turns out, we never got a drop of rain.

Friday was a walk day with Baylee.


Saturday was my longest run of this training cycle! 7 Miles!  I was only planning 6, and then maybe 6.5 but thought I could push to do 7 and am so glad I did.  The humidity was 100% and I was totally zonked afterwards, but it felt so good to accomplish that mileage and know that I will be prepared for my leg of the relay.  -M

And that's a wrap!

What was your best clearance buy lately?

We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap series.

32 comments:

  1. Which leg of the relay will you be running? Sounds like you are ready! The humidity has been rough lately making running pretty tough.

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    1. Not sure which leg I will run. Maybe we'll pick straw..lol

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  2. Great job getting in some longer runs. I am like you - this weather just makes it tough! Why is it still summer???

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    1. It's tough for running long runs but I certainly don't mind the warmth otherwise!

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  3. I am not a warm weather runner at all! We are back in the heat and humidity zone again and it's awful. It's got to get cool for real soon, right?

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    1. I know I effects my running but I won't complain too much about the warmth!

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  4. Great job with your workouts! I think that mentally it is really hard to get workouts in when you know that the weather should really be cool this time of the year!

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    1. That is true. I thought I would be further ahead in my training.

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  5. it really is amazing what a difference the temperature makes for me too. Nice job finishing the week out strong!

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  6. Great job getting 7, and good luck on your relay! I got my long run in yesterday, and the good thing about this training cycle is I feel like I could keep going after hitting the number on my schedule. It's amazing how fast time is moving too.

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    1. That's great that your training is going so well Lesley!

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  7. I recently found a pair of capri exercise tights on a clearance rack for $7, but actually rang up for $3! How's that for a bargain? ;-)

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  8. LoL I know what you mean - I feel like October came out of nowhere haha

    Don't you just love when you find a great deal?! It's the best!

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  9. How far is your portion of the relay? Good luck with it! It's crazy how much faster the time goes when the weather doesn't match up with the season. LOL. Hope you get some fall soon.

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  10. Races always seem to sneak up on us! I think I got my outdoor cushions at Homegoods, eventually, but by now, of course, that stuff is pretty much gone so good find!

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  11. Isn't it crazy how much cushions cost????

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  12. that cushion is adorable! And yes, it has been crazy this fall with all the heat!

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  13. I have wicker furniture and swing outside on my back porch. I buy those Sunbrella fabric cushions since they are outside all year. Talk about pricey! But, they do last for years. I just replaced mine after probably 10 years. Nice job this week in getting in those miles. Our humidity is definitely back. Where is fall? Thanks for linking!

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  14. Sounds like you're ready for the relay! And that's great you found the cushion you wanted on super clearance, I love when that happens :)

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  15. Good mileage this week ...sounds like you are ready for the relay! Have a great time in Baltimore!!

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  16. Having to be at school so early makes it very hard to run in the morning! I usually run in the afternoons too, or on the treadmill, because I can't bear the dark by myself. Good luck with the rest of your training cycle!

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  17. Well I will keep my fingers crossed you get better weather for the relay! All the heat training will pay off and you will feel like you can fly :)
    That is a pretty color cushion.

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  18. How fun that you get to run with your mom! I can't run in the mornings either... so I stick it out in the heat of the afternoon. It's still feels like summer in Houston, one day we will get a taste of fall.

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  19. Ooooh! I got a huge bargain on my trip to Palm Springs. My sister, who is the shopper, dragged me into the Trina Turk boutique. I found the cutest swimsuit--marked down from the original price of $150. I think I paid $40 for it. The best thing is, I actually like the way it looks on me. Score!

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  20. I love that you run with your mom! I'm jealous - my mom lives 7+ hours away. Those cushions are cute!!

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  21. Pier One has good Christmas sales too!

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  22. I love the things that Pier One has for Halloween, I always check them out after.

    Baltimore is around the corner!!

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  23. I'm not a morning runner either and have had to suffer the consequences.

    That's so cool that you get run with your mom.

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  24. Well done on the longer runs! It must be such a mental relief to think you are now "properly" prepared (if any of us ever feel properly prepared for a race, lol). Anyway, I hope it all goes well :)

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  25. You are truly inspiring. Congrats for the 7! Keep up the awesome work and keep motivating us!

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  26. Ufff.... the 80's... hang in there! You're one tough cookie. And I LOVE that Pier 1 chair you bought! It's absolutely adorable. Perfect for a cozy reading place :)

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