Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weekly Wrap #4

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Welcome to the Weekly Wrap!

This is a weekly linkup hosted by yours truly and my good friend Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.  The purpose of this link is to connect with and support other active women.  We want to hear about your weekly adventures.  You are encouraged to include anything you did to be active or anything you considered fun.  We want to know how you amazing women accomplish it all.  You can summarize your whole week or just a small portion of it.  It's up to you!  See rules here.



Monday was my typical rest day and transitioning back into work mode, which is always challenging.  Tuesday I ran an easy 5 miles.  I was happy to feel no repercussions from last Sunday's 19 mile run.  The exciting news was the dew point had dropped and it was so unexpectedly pleasant.  It brought tears of joy to my eyes.  Seriously.

Because I had a 7 mile virtual race planned for Friday, I ditched the 8 mile pace run on Wednesday's schedule.  Instead, I ran what I thought was a 6 mile progression run.  When I checked my stats it ended up being pretty steady in the middle:  10:21, 9:44, 9:20, 9:24, 9:26, and 8:57.  Again the weather was incredible, but I felt a little tired starting out.  I was pleased that the last uphill mile was the fastest!

Thursday was another rest day.  I left work early to pick my sister up at the airport.  We floated around in the pool and chatted for a couple of hours because we had a lot of catching up to do.

Friday I ran the Sole Sister Virtual 7 Mile Race.  (My sister waited until Sunday.)  The weather had moderated back to it's usual swampiness but a little breeze helped.  Again, although this run felt progressive, it was steady in the middle:  9:53, 9:44, 9:19, 9:20, 9:23, 9:26, 8:54.   I did not push to my limits because #1) It was too hot and muggy 2) I'm getting close to the marathon now and don't want to do anything to screw that up and #3) I need the Rah Rah of a real race!  We spent the remainder of the day on a road trip to visit family.

The whole family was pumped to go to the lake, even Mojo.

Saturday morning dawned dreary.  We took the dogs on an hour walk and decided we would chance it and head to the lake.  We were able to do some tubing and I got one long ski run in before we were forced to stop just minutes before a storm hit.  While we were waiting it out, we made up a game to entertain my grandson using a bag of M&Ms.  He can't say M&Ms very well and kept saying he wanted to play The Enema Game.  After an hour of waiting, we decided to come home and PoPo grilled burgers while the kids swam.  Thankfully, the storm had already passed our house.

Very ominous skies!


Sunday dawned with overcast skies.  I ran my 13 miles (a cut-back week) while my sister ran her Sole Sister Virtual 7 Miler.  It was incredibly steamy and I was grateful for the shorter mileage. We put our tanks on for a commemorative photo.  The weather cleared and we spent time being lazy in the pool...lots of it.



In review, I ran 31 miles for my cut-back week.  That gives me a total of 144 miles for August.  I really appreciate the two runs in more pleasant weather and hope to have more soon.  This next week will include a 20+ mile long run.  Yikes.


Tell me something about your week!

Have you participated in a virtual run?

And we'd love you to also WRAP IT UP WITH US.






52 comments:

  1. I want back to work this week and eased my way out of August. Not too many people were back yet. That will change today !We had weather in the 90s all weekend but are lucky not to have the humidity you do. I admire that you can run in that swampiness ! Hope you had a nice visit with your sister.

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    1. It's hard for me to transition back to work on Mondays, so I can't imagine doing it after 3 weeks. It's always great to see my sister, but it's only a couple of times every year.

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  2. Great commemorative pic of you and your sister! Virtual runs are great, I've ran a few! Awesome job on 144 miles for the month!!

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    1. Thanks! I think she enjoyed it more than I did. She was pleased to run 7 miles. That's a little above her comfort zone.

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  3. Sounds like a great week! I've never done a virtual run but they sound fun. We had pretty good weather this week which was I was very grateful for in August!

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    1. It was OK. I think if you got more friends together and maybe even hosted a small event, it would be more fun.

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  4. Great pics of you and your sister! Sounds like a fun visit! e are dodging a few storms here this weekend too but nothing out of the ordinary! I loved the virtual run! I like the real race rah rah too- but I would not have gotten out and tried the 7 miles if I had not signed up for that so it was a good thing! Happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks! It did make us get out there and get our miles in. My sister really liked it. I think having a group running together would be more fun.

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  5. Wow, your training is going well and so happy you had that low dew point day. Hopefully more of those are coming!

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    1. I hope so. I've paid all my "dews" this summer. It's time for a change.

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  6. Your training is going awesome :) I am totally impressed with your speedy miles in the heat! We had the drop in dew point last week and it sure does help, the air feels so much more pleasant, sadly it's in the rise again lol I was in a sweat fest this morning!
    I love your sister pic. I am glad you all had a nice weekend.
    Mojo is pretty darn cute :)

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    1. Thanks. My time is...better, especially with a little break in the weather. But you know, we always want more! Mojo lays all over that tube while we are inflating it. He is very "special". Maybe we only have a few more weeks of morning humidity? Here's hoping.

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  7. Those skies look VERY gray. At least you got some fun time on the lake before the storm moved in.

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    1. They were very scary looking. We've had great weekend lake weather all summer, so I can't complain.

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  8. Ha, the enema game doesn't sound very fun! And I love that photo of you and your sister in the virtual run shirts with the medals. Good luck with the 20+ mile run :)

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    1. Yeah, that's a game I don't want to play! I'm going to need lots of luck this weekend for 20 miles in the humidity.

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  9. That is some great mileage for August! Glad you got to do run on the skis before the storm came. Seems it was stormy on Saturday for many. Love the shot of you and your sister with the tank and medals!

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    1. I think there were 5 Sunday runs, which makes the numbers a little higher. We had fun with the virtual race. There was an adorable shoe charm in the swag too.

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  10. Yay for sole sisters! And real sisters! I saw my sis this past weekend too. Whoa those are some ominous skies! Great week!

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    1. She had never even heard of a virtual race. I was so proud she ran 7 miles with her ongoing knee problems!

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  11. I am so glad your 19 miler didn't bother you at all! That is exactly what I want to be able to say! I love the picture of you and your sister! It looks like yall have such a good time together! I too hated to see the cooler temps and humidity leave, why couldn't it stay around for a little longer?? Have a great week my friend!

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    1. We always have so much catching up to do. I hope I can say the same about my 20 miler this weekend. Maybe here in the south, we'll get another break soon. I'll be thinking about you as you run your half this weekend! You go, girl!

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  12. Enema game! Ha!

    I love that you and your sister both run! That is fantastic!

    So will this be your first 20?! YAY!

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    1. I know -- doesn't THAT sound like a fun game? Yes, it will be my first 20 miler. Yikes.

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  13. You are rockin' your training! Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate that. Only a few more weeks until taper time. Woo Hoo.

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  14. Great pic of you and your sister! That definitely helps a virtual run feel more official and race-like!

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    1. I'm not sure I would have ever signed up to do one by myself. I knew she would be visiting and thought ir would be such a fun activity for real sisters.

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  15. Great job this week and I love the picture of you and your sister! You're both so cute! Thank you for hosting the linkup :)

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    1. Thanks. I hope you will continue to link with us. Your training is looking great!

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  16. I haven't done a weekly wrap up in awhile, I should start again! Love the pics of you and your sister with the virtual run, I did that one too and posted about it today on my blog. I wish my sister that runs could have done it with me :)

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    1. We would love for you to join us! It was fun having my real sister do it with me. I'm not sure I would have done it by myself.

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  17. I love you crazy marathoners. Oh, it's just a 13 mile run. :)

    I need the rah rah of a real race, too.

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    1. I didn't say just...I said I was grateful for the shorter mileage. LOL. And, believe me, I really was! I definitely still respect that distance. Yep, the rah rah was definitely missing.

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  18. I love your Sole Sister pictures... perfect.
    I'm writing up my Weekly Wrap right now to join in the fun :)

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    1. Thanks. It was a nice thing to share with her. So glad you joined us!

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  19. That is awesome about your 19 miler, last week! Good luck on your 20 this weekend! !! I totally forgot about the link up, if I get on my computer later tonight I will join up!

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    1. Thanks. Please link if you can! It stays open 3 days.

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  20. Love your water skiing pictures. I miss it. Your training is going great! Can't wait until you are a marathoner!!

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    1. Skiing is the one thing about summer that I will truly miss. I can't wait to cross that line either. I hope I can hold it together long enough to have a good finish picture!

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  21. I've been so busy that I skipped out on this virtual run, but I love their tanks! I'm over hot and steamy - can we go to fall now?

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    1. The tanks were cute, but somewhat clingy. I'm ready for fall running, but I'm not looking forward to giving up skiing. I have mixed emotions about it.

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  22. Great week! I'm jealous of all the fun you had on the lake. Keep up the great training!

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    1. Thanks. A friend of mine says that I have to get my Water Therapy. She is so right!

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  23. Nice pacing and I LOVE those pictures with your sister! <3

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    1. Thanks. It was special to be able to share the run with her.

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  24. What a fun link-up. I will definitely join in sometime. Looks like you had a fun week and lots of miles even if it was a cut back. Have a great time on your 20 miler...that's almost the full!! Go HoHo!

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    1. I'd love for you to join us! I'm almost there. I just wish this next long run would be cooler.

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  25. Love the pic of you & your sister in the tanks! I swear I saw you while I was out running this weekend, so I guess you have a twin here!

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    1. OMG. Me having a twin. That's scary! I bet she doesn't have a cool granny name. LOL.

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  26. Isn't it an amazing feeling when a 13-miler is a cutback week? I wish you a fabulous 20-miler this coming week. You've got this!!!

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    1. I never imagined I would ever feel grateful to only have to run 13 miles. Thanks for the encouragement.

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