Sunday, April 17, 2016

Coastal (WW # 37)

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap!


This linkup is hosted by yours truly and my good friend Tricia at MissSippiPiddlin.    The purpose of this link is to connect with and support other active women. You can summarize your whole week or just a small portion of it.  It's up to you!  Race recaps are also encouraged!  {See rules}   

We are thrilled that we continue to have a record number of linkers each week.  Thank You!  The support and camaraderie are truly priceless.  Please return later in the week and interact with more women.   It's an excellent way to make new friends and gain invaluable support, all while holding yourself accountable!  Don't forget to comment on each blog that you read and remember to support your hosts.  


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I didn't do much running this week leading up to half marathon # 40.  I'll blame the rainy weather and a sore throat for Tuesday's unplanned rest day.  On Wednesday, I ran 5 miles progressive:  10:23 / 10:13 / 9:48 / 9:39 / 9:21. Thursday I awoke to violent thunder storms...PASS.   We headed to the coast Friday morning.

I did my usual physical therapy exercises (aka strength training) every other day.   Stretching, foam rolling, and planking were all thrown in for good measure.  Sadly, there was no planking PR this week! 
 
I I W I I

I did stalk the weather as I knew humidity would play a big factor in my performance at Sunday's Destin Half Marathon.  But, by Thursday I was tired of spending my energy on that and adopted the IIWII attitude. Same thing on deciding what to wear.  {Just pick it already!}  Regardless of my performance, this is a milestone and I plan to celebrate!  Tricia and Mr. Sippi will be joining us.  No doubt something fun will happen.

It's called the Emerald Coast for good reason!

Because there is no Wi-Fi connection, I didn't travel with my laptop.  It's difficult to edit my blog post on my phone -- so I'm not even going to try.   (See above ^^^^^ recently adopted attitude.)  As this goes live, I hope I'm still sitting on the beautiful sugar sands, not being blown away by the forecasted high winds, pleased with my race performance and tired from our shenanigans.  I'll just have to recap the Destin Half Marathon and weekend celebration later.  IIWII



I hope everyone had a wonderful week. 

What's next on your calendar?  I need a half marathon!

How did your training go this week?


And that's a wrap!


90 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to the recap. I loved all the pictures Tricia posted (yep, you are all over FB)! Looks like a really fun weekend!

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    1. The race was a struggle, but we had a fun weekend. Yes, Tricia was keeping up with all social media!

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  2. I love your new attitude! I know it's best to not worry about things that can't be controlled...I know that's easier said than done too. I can't wait to read all about your Destin race. Yours and Tricia's instagram pictures looked like you had a lot of fun!

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    1. We packed a lot into a short weekend trip and had a great time. The race was difficult due to the strong wind, but that can't be controlled -- IIWII.

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  3. You picked a great outfit! And how fun to celebrate #40 with good friends and all that pretty!
    I wouldn't run in stormy weather either, that is a sleep in day! I am excited for your recap :) party on...

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    1. Funny - the lady that put the medal around my neck said "you may not have won, but you get the award for best dressed!". I thought that was sweet. It was beautiful at the beach, just so dang windy.

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  4. I had some extra rest days this week too. That looks like a beautiful place for a race!

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    1. Unfortunately, my extra rest didn't seem to help at this race. Running against the wind was exhausting. It was a beautiful location!

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  5. Awesome outlook!!! I love Destin. Was stationed near there in 1992.

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    1. Destin is great and so is Panama City. It is beautiful in the panhandle area! Everybody should go at least once in their life.

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  6. IIWII is a good attitude and I like the symmetry. I saw some of Tricia's pics on IG, so I know you had some fun. ;-)

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    1. Tricia definitely shared most of our shenanigans. Never did I think I'd have to use IIWII for the strong winds we had on race morning.

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  7. Congrats on running #40 - looking forward to reading your recap!

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    1. Thanks! I'm already trying to figure out when I'll hit #50! That's got to be something really special, I think.

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  8. Saw the cute pictures on Instagram of you two! Can't wait to hear about the race!

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    1. The race was tough (thank you Mother Nature). But, we had a wonderful trip to the beach so I not going to complain.

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  9. I love IIWII - that's the way I try to look at things. The Emerald Coast looks BEAUTIFUL! I'm looking forward to the recap. Enjoy that beautiful sand!!!

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    1. We were graced with two evenings of stunning sunsets. The race was a struggle, but I enjoyed being at the beach.

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  10. Hope your half marathon went as well as mine did and that you are currently enjoying your weekend!

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    1. The race ended up being pretty difficult, but it was such a beautiful weekend at the beach! I didn't want to come home.

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  11. Congrats on half marathon #40! I hope all went well with it and I look forward to reading your recap. The emerald coast looks like a pretty great place to hang out. Hopefully the weatherman got it wrong and the winds weren't as crazy as predicted.

    Next up on the calendar for me: Ragnar Trail as a ultra team with Deb & company! Debbie and I are on separate teams but will be running buddies together (I think we are runner #3). I hope it doesn't rain!

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    1. Well, the winds were crazy which made the race difficult. Since it was beautiful and we had incredible sunsets, all is forgiven Mother Nature. That's great you'll get to run with Deb at Ragnar Trail. I hope it doesn't rain! You have had enough mud to last a long time!

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  12. Hope you had a great half! Looking forward to reading about it! So cool you ran another one with Tricia!

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    1. Tricia is just as nutty as I am about running a half marathon! We don't live too far away so it's easy to meet at a few races.

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  13. Congrats on half #40! Hope you're enjoying Florida sunshine!

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    1. It was very beautiful in Florida over the weekend. But, with strong winds threw an extra level of difficulty into the race. We survived!

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  14. I had a great week of training, but nothing on my calendar until May & June. I am kind of raced out at the moment. The marathon training took a lot of mental energy and I am just not ready to do a race yet. But give it a couple weeks and that will probably change !

    Looks like your weekend with Tricia was wonderful.

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    1. I get that raced out feeling sometimes too. Right now, I'm having withdrawals because I'm not scheduled to run a half in the near future. I do have a few 5ks and an 8k I can run locally. Then, it's heat and humidity of summer. Yippee (not).

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  15. I saw the Instagram of you guys in Destin. So beautiful there. Hope the half was good, can't wait to hear about it! And I love the IIWII - life is much easier with that attitude. Have a great week!

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    1. It was very pretty at the beach, just windy. We made the most out of it anyway. IIWII

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  16. It was obvious you had a great time in Destin by the photos that were on Instagram over the weekend. Hopefully the race went well despite the winds!

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    1. The first half was good with it at our backs. When we turned around, holy cow. It was dead on into that strong wind for 6.5 miles.

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  17. My training was good this week, running was super awesome, but I slacked off a bit on yoga. So hard to get it all in! I hope you had a good race!
    I am starting to feel like I need a half marathon in my life and soon!

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    1. Where you live, you can probably still run a half for a while. Unfortunately, it's getting way to warm here for races. I wish I could find one more...

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  18. My training has slowed down now that I am almost 8 months pregnant, tell her I did have a good run on Sunday when the weather finally got great! I have a 10k and a 5k in May, and that's it I think!

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    1. You are allowed to slow down. Enjoy it. But wow, it's very impressive you'll be doing those races 8 months pregnant.

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  19. Congrats on completing your 40th half marathon! I loved all of the photos posted online of you and Tricia from your race weekend. It looks like you had absolutely gorgeous weather, and being at the beach is always fun too.

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    1. Seriously, who can complain about the beach? It was a very well done race. They certainly couldn't help Mother Nature's wind. # 40 will forever be "the windy one".

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  20. what a beautiful weekend! I have the Riverbank Run 25K on my calendar for May 14. Then Memorial Day weekend is my full marathon, Bayshore in Traverse City. Since I DNFd my last marathon I am determined to get this one done! (and hoping I won't get the flu before this one!)

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    1. I DNS'd my first marathon due to a foot fracture. I did go on to run another one and loved it. But, I have the chance now to run the one I DNS'd. Redemption! Closure! Finish What You Start!

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  21. I also didn't bring my ipad with me this weekend, and while I thought I'd finish up my partially written post last night -- nope, wasn't gonna happen!

    But I know you finished & I know you were smiling. :)

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    1. Of course I was smiling! Especially when the lady who put the medal around my neck said "You may not have won, but you get the award for best dressed!" I thought that was so sweet.

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  22. I also stalk the weather, but then give up because it adds too much stress. I pack layers so I have options, and just go from there.

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    1. I took three options and let Tricia help me pick it out! I wanted bright and colorful because -- hey, it was the BEACH.

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  23. Beautiful photo! I hope you're having fun at the beach :)

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    1. It was a nice 3 day weekend and always hard to come back to reality!

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  24. Congrats on completing your 40th half marathon! Saw some fun pics on IG! Looks like you guys had a fun time! I'm looking forward to your recap!

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    1. We pretty much went non-stop the whole time. It was one of those trips where you think "Oh, yeah -- I've got a half to run in the morning!"

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  25. You looked great in all those pics. I can't wait til our Dec fun but no wind, please!

    I have a half next Sunday and then another in May...undecided about more..may just focus on speed until Sept.

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    1. Tricia's phone makes me look so much younger than mine -- no matter what kind of filter or tweaking I do. So, I get her to take most of the pictures and send them to me!

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  26. 40!? Wow. That really is something.

    IIWII. I like that. That's been my life these past two weeks while traveling. Not always the easiest thing to remember.

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    1. I think I need to plan something really special for #50, don't you? Usually what I stress over doesn't matter and can't be controlled anyway. IIWII helps a lot.

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  27. Congratulations on Half marathon #40!!

    That picture of the beach looks amazing!


    I've adopted the same attitude about weather stalking... I can't change it, why stress out about it! My energy needs to go to mentally preparing to finish the race!

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    1. We need to check the weather just so we can be properly prepared, and let that be it. Easier said than done.

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  28. Love the ||W|| attitude. Sometimes, you just have to go there! We keep talking about going to Destin and it never works out, but it really does look beautiful.

    Great week for you!

    Training was ok - tomorrow I start trying to run again, so we will see how that works out.

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    1. Any city in the FL panhandle would be amazing! I hope your run went well.

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  29. Congratulations on your half-marathon! It's my week 3 of training for my first half. I'm loving it! xox

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    1. How exciting you are training for your first half! Beware, you may get that crazy racing bug like so many of us!

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  30. oh I love the beach pictures! I cant wait for the recap! I'm sure you had loads of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. The race was a windy struggle, but yes we had such a fun weekend.

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  31. I agree - totally not worth it to try to edit a blog post on the phone! I hope you're enjoying sitting in the sand. :)

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    1. It's hard enough using it for comments. It auto corrects HoHo to HoHi. Argh! What is a HoHi?

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  32. Cannot wait to hear how your half went. The weather has been nuts lately. Snow and ice ruined my race a week ago now it's 82 without a could in the sky. Thanks for the linkup!

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    1. We usually skip from winter to summer. If you blink, you miss our spring. Except for the allergy part. That's been hanging around forever.

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  33. I hope you are sitting on the sugary sands too! In fact, catch a few rays for me:)
    That picture looks beautiful, it's been far too long since I have been to a beach!
    I've enjoyed your IG pictures, great job on getting through a windy run!!!

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    1. It felt pretty awesome to conquer that wind and be finished!

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  34. Hope you had a wonderful race! It looks so beautiful. Thank you for hosting, Have a great week!!

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    1. It was a beautiful weekend, just on the windy side. My lips were on fire for days!

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  35. Congratulations on half marathon #40 - that is an enormous accomplishment! Can't wait to hear more details on how it went! In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather and beaches to the fullest!!!

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    1. I'm trying to calculate at what point I might hit 50! I need to start planning. LOL.

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  36. I loved all the pictures from the weekend- looked like you had so much fun! Congrats on your run! Come run ZOOMA Florida with me!

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    1. I've always wanted to do a ZOOMA race! I'm not sure how that will play out with my marathon plans though.

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  37. Blogging while traveling is difficult. You definitely don't want to miss out on the sugary sand! Congratulations on hitting your 40th half marathon!

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    1. I'll bring my laptop when we are staying in a hotel and try to keep up. Otherwise, it's just got to wait.

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  38. I like the IIWII attitude! If you can't control some things, don't let them control you! The beach is beautiful. Congrats on your 40th HM! Such an amazing accomplishment!

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    1. Thanks! I remember celebrating 25 -- also at the beach. It was so hot and humid that day! Whew.

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  39. Congrats on half number 40! It's great to have the IIWII attitude sometimes. That's what I've got right now with all of the yard work taking precedence over my blog (I haven't even had time to read any of the Wednesday Word links from last week). :-(

    I raced yesterday and my next race is Ragnar Richmond on a ultra team with Meagan! It's less than two weeks away!

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    1. Ragnar will be amazing. Was that the very muddy one last year? I got a little yardwork done recently-finally. My blogging is sadly still behind.

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  40. I love your beach and medal photos on Instagram. Looking forward to your recap - the weather sounded crazy. I took a few days off last week after my goal race, but got back to it with a 5k and a long run to prep for my next half in Nashville. Have a good week!

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    1. Nashville will be so much fun! I ran a half there a couple of years ago and have visited once since then as well.

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  41. HoHo the pictures look amazing. I am impressed with all of you women and how many halfs you all have run. It's very inspiring. I am thinking of running some more now because of you all. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I'm lucky to have quite a few right around me every year that I don't have to travel for. I hate not to participate in those. You don't have to race at full speed in all of them either. That helps.

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  42. From reading your comments it sounded like a tough race due to weather conditions - no wonder why you were obsessing about it, but yes it's good to take the IIWII attitude especially something over you can't control. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time on the beach! As for what's next on my calendar? Training for RNR San Diego half in early June and an 8 mi trail race in August.

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    1. In summer, there are no half marathons around here. Too hot. My calendar looks pretty blank June through September. Boo.

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  43. Yours and T's pics on IG were awesome. It's so beautiful there. Sorry for the headwind but sounds like you guys had a great weekend anyway. :)

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    1. When we went out to Margaritaville later that afternoon, the wind wasn't even blowing! We were like -- what the heck? It was a fun weekend.

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  44. Beautiful picture of the beach, I have never been to FL, must add that to my list of places to go. IIWII attitude is necessary at times when the stress seems to overtake your mind.

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    1. The coasts of FL are all very unique and enjoyable in their own right.

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  45. I really hated to leave I had so much fun this past weekend with yall! You never know what we're going to get into! I hope this is the first of many!

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    1. I hope when we repeat this one next year (see how I already decided) the wind will be just a little breeze. Now watch it rain!

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