It was a week of extremes.
I'm not one to sit still, but I may have pushed the fitness a bit this week. Oh well, I'm still feeling good and not too weary for the ride.
The weather did it's own dance of heat, cold, humidity and wind...many of which were all on the same day. That was all fine and dandy as well. It is what it is, and there's no sense fighting it.
Before I share all the happenings, 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 this week:
In other news:
Baby, it's cold inside when it's so hot (and humid) outside. Such is the summer reality. I love the contrast of turquoise with these "mustard-ish" brown shorts. It's a given the cheetah-print cardi was on standby. As per usual, you're welcome to join the Friday Fashion Flair party on Instagram...post a pic, grab the hashtag (#FridayFashionFlair) and give me a tag (@runningonthefly).
The flowers are coming to life! The Achillea (upper left) is actually from our house in Michigan...it survived the change in location when we moved back to Iowa in 2002. Some of the lilies are blooming, and the first of the pink cone flowers just opened up this week.
As mentioned, there was another full moon run this week! With storms in Thursday's evening forecast, I got the idea to do an Almost Full Moon Run (on Wednesday evening) instead. There was a lot of cloud cover, but the moon emerged as we were starting our final mile...so I'd call that a success.
How were things in your world this week? Did your weather get a little extreme as well? Ever had a week where it just worked out to have a few extra workouts filter in?