Welcome to the Weekly Wrap!
This weekly linkup is hosted by yours truly and my good friend Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin. The purpose 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. Please tell us 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. Rule Change: You can now link beginning at 6 pm (CT) on Sunday evenings!
After several days of honky-tonking and sightseeing in Nashville, we spent Monday in Lynchburg, Tennessee. I highly recommend the Jack Daniel's distillery tour even in you don't drink. We also enjoyed shopping and eating in the quaint town square. We had the best red beans and rice and BBQ pizza at the BBQ Caboose. In town you could find just about anything flavored with Jack, including ice cream. But, you can't buy the product. It's a dry county. Oh, the irony.
|This is Jack on the Rocks. Seriously! It's what the plaque said.|
|Just a random Fall picture.|
Thursday was pool day. Last week after pool running for an hour, I felt I didn't get the best workout. I wrote my blog post early since we were leaving town. I must tell you my lungs were seriously sore for 2 days. My opinion definitely changed. This time, I hit the water at 5:21 a.m. for 70 minutes. This blind old bat appreciates the huge digital clocks they have on every wall.
I drove PoPo's truck to work as he was having tires put on my car. I kept smelling bleach and thought, "What has he been cleaning now?" You see, he loves using Tilex! I do not. (He wipes behind me every time I take a step on our boat's white floor.) I finally realized it was coming from my own skin. Even after showering, I smelled strongly of chlorine all day. Eua de Tilex!
|Me...and my jowls.|
I road tested bike shorts by Nishiki. I like that their padding tapers down the inside of the legs instead of just stopping. Those of you who worried about my Spiderman helmet should be happy that I now own a big girl one. The rest of the day was spent off of my feet and watching football. Roll Tide!
On Sunday, I took my bike to a Shakespearean style park for a change of scenery. I dutifully wore my Garmin's chest strap monitor to test my Fitbit theory and rode 26 miles. It was irritatingly windy! My HR was 140 per Garmin (actually higher because I forgot to stop it!) and 107 per Fitbit. I proved that theory! After grocery shopping on the way home, again I stayed off of my feet the remainder of the day.
|A beautiful park, but the pavement was awful.|
In summary, I rode 53 miles and pool ran for 70 minutes. This is my new normal for probably another month or so. I should probably increase one of my activities each week just as I would a long run. I'm debating over how to do that. I do expect to start pool running twice a week, especially if the mornings get too cool for a dark bike ride.
And that's a wrap!
Has anyone else been to Nashville or Lynchburg?
How was your week? I want to hear about it!