Another week down, and another recovery session in the arsenal.
Funny how it seems like (almost) every-other week I'm recovering from one event or another.
This week? It was all about the legs. Everything actually felt great following the previous week's high-mileage biking, but I knew to keep things low-key anyways. Call me crazy.
And all went well.
Before I shed some light on 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 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 this week:
After work, it was time for a return to the bike and the hilly path. Only, when I pulled my dear Krystal out of hiding (she'd been on vacation since Saturday's hilly 65-mile ride), her front tire was flat. Ugh. With no time to spare, I summoned Gustavas, and we headed out to meet-up with Amy. I love Gustavas, but being a mountain bike, he's a beast on those hills! It was a hot afternoon, thankfully with minimal wind, but we got it done. Fifteen miles, and Hilly Bike Path Ride #13 is in the books for the 2022 season.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. I'm all about funky color combos. When I saw the juxtaposition of the the coral, peach, white, grey and black on this fun summer top, I had to make it mine. I'm not opposed to floral prints, either.
I planted these morning glories many, many years ago. The package said they were annuals, so I planted more the following year. Well, These two plants have multiplied over the years and now resemble something from the movie Jumanji. I still love the vibrant blue and purple from the two "parent" plants even though they kind of take over my mailbox plot this time of year. If they truly are annuals, they are aggressive self-seeders, LOL.
Finally, I'm always sharing sunrise pics, but here's Saturday's sunset. I was out walking and the display of color totally had me spellbound. I'm glad I had the drive to head out for a couple miles of "me time," even in the 104F heat index weather.
So, there you have it. Another week of summer is done and dusted. The weather was hot and it was humid, but that's the reality of summer in Iowa. All is well with that, too.
How did your week play out? Are you managing to enjoy the summer season and all its nuances? Or are you (in)patiently awaiting the arrival of cooler weather? Any fitness highlights to share? Any races happening over the weekend?