Sometimes, you just gotta keep rising, shining, and showing up.
Even when you're a victim of late night (Olympic) star gazing, staying on track (no pun intended) is beneficial. That said, a few aches and pains will come and go...it certainly helps having a beautiful sunrise, on occasion, to brighten one's spirits.
Such was the case this past week.
Before I share all the bright and shining moments, 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:
Later, I met up with Amy for our weekly hilly ride on the bike path. Although the temps were warm (it is still summer, after all), the humidity was more manageable. But that wind! At least it was a cool breeze for those 15 miles, and it wasn't a constant headwind.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. While I don't have the cheetah-like speed of the Olympians (can I just say, again, how much I'm in awe of them?), I can still embrace my cheetah-print fashion. Friday was one of those horribly hot outside/frigidly cold inside kind of days, so a little extra "fluff" around the neck made me feel a tad bit warmer at the office.
Remember these sunflower seedlings from a few weeks ago? I finally got them in the ground this week (only about two months too late). Fingers crossed some of them take root. I have a mere $1.00 invested in the package of seeds, but a whole lot of patience in their delicate nurturing care. This weekend's rain will probably be a good thing for them.
Anyways, that's the latest and greatest. We're already a full week into August...how did that happen? And, I can now officially say my marathon is "next month," how did THAT happen???