The heat is on, and so is the humidity.
It's all part of the summer gig, but Holy Humidity Batman! We always have humid days in Iowa, but there's usually a break now and then. Well, this year? Not so much.
While we have had an intermittent day (or afternoon/evening) with lower humidity...more often than not, the high humidity has been there upon wake-up the next morning LOL. Thankfully, the early morning temps have been comfortable (60F-70F, on average), but my app has indicated the humidity has been in the 90th percentile most of those mornings.
Oh well, since I can not change it, I choose to face it head-on. Such was the case this past week...
Before I share the heated 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 this week in my little world of fitness:
Later, after work, it was Gustavas' turn for some riding. We rode (mostly) flat streets for 12 easy miles.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! Let's just say I'm patriotic and proud. I love dressing in red, white and blue...and not just on significant American holidays.
This week's flowers in bloom...purple balloon flowers, the first of the orange daylilies, peach daylilies, and phlox.
There's more than just flowers in my gardens. Saturday afternoon, I spent almost three hours squatting and yanking out numerous hearty weeds from three of my garden plots. The pics (below) of the overflowing wheel barrows don't quite do justice to how much work was involved...and there's still plenty left to do.
So, there you go. We're over halfway through 2021 (How did that happen???) and the summer season is in full swing.
How did your week play out? Any great workouts? Tough runs? Ever accidentally saved your run instead of pausing it? Plans for Independence Day?