And just like that...we're back in maintenance mode.
Yep. My reality took an unexpected turn this week.
What can I say? One thing we have absolute control of is our attitude, and I embrace that fact. A sense of humor is also invaluable. Thankfully, I have both in my arsenal.
Oh, by the way, did you hear? My marathon (scheduled for next month) won't be happening.
Before I share all the #plottwist 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 corner of the marathon-training-fitness universe:
Then, an hour later, I got the email. The email announcing the Air Force Marathon was going virtual (again). I had registered for the 2020 AFM, which ultimately was deferred (due to Covid), and now the 2021 race was getting wiped from my calendar as well. Initially, there were a few minutes of marked disappointment; but that was followed by a huge wave of relief. All of my anxiety with my back/hip/groin crankiness were (almost instantaneously) gone. After work, I took Gustavas for a 10-mile ride, and had plenty of time to think about my situation...and reached a rather nice catharsis. My endurance is still in a good place, and now I wouldn't have to add the strain of any additional mileage as my body continues to heal. I have a couple of half marathons on the Fall roster, and I'm basically in peak condition for those (as of this moment). What started out as a contemplative ride ended, literally, as a "happy hour" endeavor.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. After several days of cooler temps (and minimal humidity), the real summer weather staged a comeback. Of course, the hotter it is outside, the colder it is inside. That said, I'm hanging on to the every last semblance of summer that I can, so the sleeveless tops and floral prints are still in rotation. Once the Fall weather hits, it seems like Winter arrives only a couple weeks later (at least in my area of the Midwest). Believe me, I'm in no hurry for that.
Got salsa? We've been harvesting a lot of tomatoes from our salsa garden, as well as a few peppers. I finally had a few minutes, this week, to slice and dice all the goods into some salsa. We have an abundance of grape tomatoes (I stopped counting after I hit 100), and the Romas are (finally) starting to come to life. The Beefsteak ones are a lovely shade of green...still.
Finally, last Sunday afternoon/evening, the hubby and I spent several hours at the Iowa State Fair. The fair didn't happen last year, so it was nice to see all things back in action (but with many more hand sanitizer stations and complimentary masks available). We had the requisite food, and saw one of our favorite regional bands, Hairball, perform. We made it back home by 12:30AM (Monday morning).
But, enough about me...
How are things in your world? Any of your Fall races getting canceled or going virtual? Chiropractic care - yay? nay? no way?