Sunday, May 13, 2018

Weekly Wrap...May 13

Can you believe we are half way through the month of may?  With only 11 days of school left and this beautiful weather, it already feels like summer!

I don't remember a lot of what I did this week but I do know I had a few strong runs ( Thanks to the Wag-a -thon for keeping me motivated) but I had not kept up with my at home workouts...womp womp!


Tuesday's run was the one that was a struggle from the beginning. The heat, the humidity, and the trees that are in bloom dispersing pollen in the air gave me that tickle in my nose/throat while I ran.  This is the one where I thought I needed to take a walk break to even make it through, but I didn't.  I was kind of proud that I pushed through.


On Thursday it appeared that I only had a short window after work to get a run in before the rain started (hence running in a hat).  I got my two miles in and no rain. I thought I would see if I could get another mile in, and then another. I ended up running 4 miles straight and no rain! 


A funny thing, When I started the run I saw the local TV Station was at the park. They were sitting in their news cruiser and of course the Nancy Drew in me was just dying to know what they were there for. There was nothing spectacular going on there. Just the typical, people running, walking their dogs, fishing, etc.  I never did find out what was going on.

I headed out on Saturday morning thinking it was going to be a cooler run since it was sort of overcast (it had rained earlier that morning), but boy was I wrong. As soon as I got to the park the sun came out in all its glory and the humidity was up! I was planning on keeping this run quick, but see that headband there on my head?  You know how I love my running headbands!  Well anyway, by mile 2 I realized that it was not on my head anymore!  SOooo, I ran another two miles looking for it. I have to say those last two miles were the easiest miles I've run so far. I think it really makes a difference when you are running for a purpose and my purpose was to find my headband before someone else did (but then again who would want someone else's sweaty headband that was laying on the ground?)

I was surveying the trail as I ran and didn't see it. It was a sparkly headband so I thought for sure it would stick out among the dirt and grass and more than likely it would be muddy when I found it.  I made it through the wooded trail with no luck.  I thought perhaps It fell off when I was running up and down the boat ramp by the water earlier. Yes, for sure it would be there because that was a pretty steep incline I ran down (and back up) and that would make sense that it fell off my head there.  I got back to the boat ramp and it wasn't there either. 

Okay, now I was already planning to go home and re-order another band.  I decided I would continue backtracking my run, so I took the path around the soccer field. As I looked ahead, I did see something sparkly and hoped it was my headband.

Yes! There it was. I find it ironic how the majority of my run was done on the trails where there is a lot of greenery and yet the one place where my headband fell off was on this little bit of grey path where it blended right in!  I picked it up and saw that my Garmin was well over 4 miles by now and for a moment considered rounding it it up to 5 miles, so I ran past my car to run another loop through the woods but then I just said I'd had enough and decided to call it a day. 4 miles was good enough for me.  Besides the fact that I lost the headband for a while, I really enjoyed this run. So much that I didn't even listen to my music at all during the run! 


So far that gives us 19.2 miles for the Wag-a-thon! I admit, I'm the one pulling all the weight lately with this running thing while Baylee rests! I think we'll be able to finish up the miles this coming week!

When was the last time you felt you were running (a training run) purposely? (sometimes I feel like this when I am trying to finish a run before the rain comes)  Have you ever lost something on a run?  -M

We are linking up with Wendy and Holly for their Weekly Wrap!

24 comments:

  1. Great job finding your headband! I only lose my headbands when I'm stripping out of sweaty clothes after a workout, haha.

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    1. When I didn't see it right away, I actually thought the headband may have fallen down the back of my shirt!

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  2. I've lost a headband on the run too! I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one. haha! My hair is so fine that headbands slip regularly. Even the ones that aren't supposed to. I think that's why I like hats. Those aren't going anywhere! I'm so glad you were able to find yours. I lost one when we lived in Florida that I never managed to find. I was so sad!

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    1. Yea, hopefully you would notice if your hat fell off!...lol

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  3. Great job getting in those miles this week! Its tough adjusting to the humidity. Im glad you found your headband!

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure it's only going to get worse as the weeks go by but I will say it is better than the alternative (the "S" word)...haha

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  4. Of course it would fall off where it blend in. Isn't that how it always works? Glad you found it.

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  5. I am always amazed how much faster I run when I'm crunched for time, angry, or trying to outrun the rain. Glad you were able to find the headband! I probably would've let it go ... maybe, well, you never know until you're in the situation.

    We've been having a lot of rain, but when it's not raining, it's nice. So far. It's the break we get for our long winters!

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  6. I have lost headbands before (usually the skinny ones, similar to yours). I usually have to go with the wider bands, the skinnier ones just do not stay in place on my head...not sure if they are too tight (and just keep compressing until they work their way off) or are too loose and refuse to stay in place (??).

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  7. So glad you found your headband! I am so worried about losing things on my run - I try to secure things really well.

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  8. I've lost a few headbands on the run--why don't they stay in place? This week, I "lost" my phone on my bike. Thankfully someone found it for me.

    I often see news and/or first responders while I'm out running and I always want to know what's all about! I don't always get answers tho.

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  9. I don't think I've ever lost anything while running! it is tough going out there with the pollen in full force. Nice job racking up those miles for your challenge

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  10. Like some other commenters, I usually only lose them when I change after a workout/run :) Glad you found yours!

    I did lose a house key once on a run and never found it :(

    Great job this week, even with the warmer temps!

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  11. I'm glad you found your headband. I've had one fly off the same way as well. I wish our lovely spring/summer weather would return already. We've been cold/rainy for days.

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  12. Well done on getting your runs done this week with the warmer weather! Those can sometimes be such a struggle. And glad you found your headband in the end. I hate losing things, luckily I haven't lost anything on a run... yet!

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  13. I have lost headbands on my runs before too! I didn't always find them. I lost my phone on my bike on Halloween one year and never found it. (Spooky!) Good job pushing through the humidity. It's getting pretty bad now. Thanks for linking!

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  14. Glad you found the headband! I don't think I've lost anything on a run yet and hopefully that continues :)

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  15. You got some great runs in! Soon we will be sleeping in and running at our leisure...

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  16. Great job on your runs this week and I'm so glad that you found your headband :)

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  17. I've seen errant headbands on the ground during races and cringe for the person who lost them, because I know how much they cost - plus the cute factor! Glad you ended up finding yours!

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  18. I am so glad you found your headband and I do agree…running for a purpose definitely helps!

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  19. Isn't that how it always is when you drop something it right in a blended spot lol but lucky job finding it!
    Great job on your wagathon miles!
    Its been hot here too, we've already hit triple digits a few timea last week, oddly though I love the heat and even running in it. So I am all for the soon to be summer coming!

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  20. You are doing so good with your Wagathon miles!! I'm glad you found your headband!!

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  21. I must have a weird shaped head because I can't always keep headbands on my head - I've tried Sweaty Bands, Bondi Bands and more, and they just seem to slip right off my head. Great job finding it! I always manage to lose my bluetooth earpiece after my runs - simply because I can never remember where I set it down when I get home! I'm trying not to be so absent minded lately.

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