Tuesday, June 12, 2018

3 City Runs and a video

 



 This past week I definitely felt the heat of summer. I was in Denver where there were high temps in the 90's. I didn’t even think Denver got that hot, boy was I wrong. I was having trouble even running outside so after an attempt of two miles I had to finish my run on the treadmill.  



The rest of the week didn’t get much better when I ended up in Austin, Texas. I have heard great things about the city. Our hotel wasn’t even close to the airport so I was hopeful we would be in a great spot, but unfortunately not. We did not stay anywhere near downtown, but rather next to a bunch of industrial buildings. 

At least it was at a nice hotel that had a pool. It was a Double Tree. For those of you that have ever stayed at a Double Tree, you know they are known for their warm chocolate chip cookies. You don’t want to feel like you are missing out so you take one, but just don’t look at the nutritional facts because after you read that you will definitely feel like you need to go for a run. And that is what I tried to do, but again with temps in the high 90's plus the humidity, I was unsuccessful, so I opted for a refreshing milkshake instead. Later that evening, I wouldn’t say it cooled off, but it was definitely more bearable than earlier in the day so I did a few miles then finished in the gym.  

The next day I was back on the East Coast and found a new trail. Though it was still hot, running on the shaded trail was a nice change. Since the trail was new, I didn’t want to venture too far. I wasn’t sure how far it went completely around so I basically did an out and back. Most of  the trail was a good terrain but there were some spots that were pretty rocky so you definitely had to watch your footing at times. Another thing I didn’t like about this trail is some spots were super wide and then all of a sudden it got very narrow and you were brushing up against bushes.  Overall it ended up being a good run and I was able to get in 7 miles.  

          Running in three different cities was exhausting but at least I got them done!


 Also, I wanted to share a bit about those Teami Blend teas I've been drinking. One is Skinny Tea and One is Colon tea. If you'd like to try them for yourself, you can use code FAIRY15 for 15% off your purchase.


So sorry for the low profile of the video. It was my first time doing a video and I think I learned a lot about  how to set the camera up. I'll do better next time. Promise!  -L









                                                               We are link up with the gals from TOTR.

19 comments:

  1. Yup, it's been hot in the Denver area. We had a heat wave until yesterday, when it finally cooled down to the mid-80s. I don't know which heat is worse, Denver or Dallas.

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    1. This week I would say would be a toss-up because I was both in Colorado and Texas and they were equally hot

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  2. It was fun to hear your voice! And I LOL'd at your take on the colon tea. Still LOLing...

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  3. You've been quite the wanderer lately! Yikes on all that heat. You more than earned that milkshake. :)

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  4. Three cities in one week is a lot! When we moved to Austin there really wasn't a whole lot to downtown but that has changed drastically. It's too bad you didn't get to see the better parts! I wasn't a runner when I lived there, but I seriously can't imagine running there.

    A few years back we had our epic trip to Vegas, Seattle, and Southern California in about 10 days (no, it did not involve a race, LOL!). It was winter. I was training for something. So three very different climates & packing was not easy!

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    1. Oh I bet! It is going to become more of challenging packing for running when the seasons start to change.

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  5. That's a lot of travel! I had a friend in Denver this past weekend for the Ironman....he had to bail at mile 11 of the marathon due to dehydration ;-( He's alright now, but had to go to the hospital for several hours.

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    1. Oh my goodness that is horrible. Glad to hear that he is doing much better.

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  6. You've been all over the place! Great job making time for your runs.

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    1. Honestly not. I have heard that people are bothered by that. But maybe because I wasn't very high in the mountains.

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  8. I didn't realize you were doing all that traveling! But hey, you got all these runs in new places!

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    1. Hopefully I will have better cities to run at eventually.

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  9. Wow you've done a lot of traveling lately! Way to go on keeping up with your workouts even on the go.

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  10. Those Doubletree cookies really are tasty! It's so hot in Austin this time of year- glad you were able to get out to run!

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  11. It can be so hard to stay motivated while traveling! Great job getting out and dealing with the range of elements. Loved your tea review. Making videos isn't easy ;)

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