Let's just say it was a week of seeing (and doing) double.
It wasn't planned, but that's how things played out. I'm a strong believer in going with the flow. Besides, it's kind of fun to shake things up once in awhile, you know?
Before I dis on all the doubles at play, 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 and fun this week:
|12 hours difference, almost the same sky|
|drop it like a...lunge|
|BTW, that is not rain dripping from my chin|
|finishing a tough race with your lipstick intact, and no lingering fatigue? #WINNING|
So, what a week! I don't think we set any records in terms of heat or humidity, but the weather was a beast! Even when it's hot, I'm still a strong believer in taking your fitness outdoors, as long as you do so with caution. Running was decent (though still on the conservative side) with 17+ miles. Walking had 19 miles. Biking saw 48 miles. Several intense strength sessions, and all the daily planks, push-ups, and leg lifts. Yadda Yadda Yadda.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. These hot summer temps are tricky when it comes dressing. The heat outside is one extreme and the indoor A/C is quite the opposite. I was happy to find this fun dress a few years ago. The fabric is very light weight, but the elbow-length sleeves are perfect for those frigid indoor temps. Besides, I'm a sucker for Aztec prints.
The Florida son was home for a few days last weekend. It was great having the whole family together, even if it was for just a few hours on Sunday afternoon.
Finally, how about another peek at what's blooming? This week, the first of the daylilies and morning glories made an appearance. The balloon flowers, purple cone flowers and achillea are coming to life. And, the red lilies and phlox added even more color to the front yard.
Anyways, enough about me and my week of double-double fun-fun...
How are things in your world, fitness and otherwise? Are you enjoying the same intense heat and humidity? Are you getting outside, or keeping things cool (and staying indoors)? Ever done two races in the same week?