It's almost like Momma N knew she'd wronged me.
After the previous week's fast-forward to all things (late) fall-like, this week saw a resurrection of all things summer. We're talking daily sunshine and near-record-breaking temps. Let's just say, I was totally back in my element.
Before I share all the summer-like details, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
I love hosting this link-up with Deborah (from Confessions of a Mother Runner)! If you write a fitness-based blog, you're invited to join the party. The link-up opens at 8:00AM (EST) on Sundays and remains open through noon on Monday. We love reading about everyone's weekly fitness endeavors, training highlights (or low lights) and race recaps. We ask that you link back to both hosts, and we encourage you to read/comment on the other linked blogs as well...please don't link-drop & dash ;-)
Anyways, here's what went down in my little world of fitness and fun:
Later, after work, I was ready for a little more action. I took the mountain bike out for 12 miles of post-workday fitness. The ride went well, but the bugs were a nightmare. Approximately 1,573 bugs pelted my face, sunglasses and helmet. Thankfully, zero were swallowed. But the summer temps were fantastic.
Friday Fashion Flair! Yes, there was a Hawkeye game on tap for Friday evening, so it's only right that some Hawkeye fashion be featured. This shirt has an interesting story in that it was another Facebook ad purchase (I know, I really should have known better). The good news is that it did arrive (albeit 17 days after it was ordered and paid for), but tracking the shipment was laughable at best. It "shipped" within two days of ordering, but spent two days landing in no less than six different "transit processing" cities (in China) before sitting for the better part of an entire week. Then, it arrived in Chicago, went to a suburb (I cannot recall which one), spent a night in Des Moines (an hour from my hometown), detoured to Kansas City (for a couple days) before finally arriving in my mailbox.
So, yeah. It's been a busyweek (and an even busier weekend). I'll be traveling back to Iowa Sunday morning, so I will (again) be delayed with the blogging stuff until mid-afternoon. I will try to read a few of the linked blogs before our first flight takes off. I appreciate your understanding and patience!
How did your week play out? Were you treated to a return of summer temps? Or, have the fall temps not yet staged an appearance? Got a favorite football team that you've traveled to their games?