...and just like that, it was full-on Summer!
We're talking daily sunshine, heat, humidity. The whole nine yards (and then some).
Thankfully, I was able to take most of my workouts outdoors, and that's always a good thing. There was plenty of action on foot and on the bikes, and even some sweat equity on the outdoor stairway. For myself, this is what the summer season is all about...getting outside as much as possible and soaking up all the sunshine (safely).Before I share all the 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 1:00 (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 this week in my little world of fitness:
Then, after work, it was a return to the hilly bike path out to the lake (and back). This is a new ritual my friend, Amy, and I are hoping to continue through the summer. It was Fritz's turn for some action (remember him, the new hybrid bike?). The hills are so-much-easier on the hybrid (have I mentioned that before?), but I'm still working on my strategy for the last hill on the return trip...it's the longest and the most challenging. Fifteen total miles, and my legs were done for the day.
So, another week under the summer sun, done and dusted (literally...we're in the midst of a nasty drought). Running was moderate, but not crazy, with 22 miles. Walking had 10 miles. Biking dominated with 70 total miles. And, one full-body workout, and 90 flights of stairs climbed. Thankfully, whatever was provoking the hammie and foot were MIA, so all is well.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. I have a favorite tried-and-true summer top that's been around for several years. I love the colors, the pattern, the paisleys, the fit and the cut, so I have not been able to part with it. Sorry, not sorry...some things just stand the test of time, and this piece is one of them.
Our Saturday ride turned into a fast and furious adventure after a later-than-planned start (parking was a nightmare at the trailhead). The oldest daughter had a 2-3:30 appointment at a bridal store (nearby, in Des Moines), and she found her dress!! Wow, I was on the verge of an emotional blubbering breakdown seeing her in all the beautiful dresses...but I was able to hold it all together. For now.
Happy Fathers Day! I'm so thankful, and quite grateful, to have my father nearby. And, I'm really appreciative of the hubby for all he does for our family.
So, whew! Lots of action and all kinds of summer. I'm totally good with that.
How did your week play out? Does it feel like summer is in full-swing? Any fitness or training highlights? Any races happening?