Sunday, August 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Weekly Wrap!


To support active women
Hey Tricia, let's create a link!
The Weekly Wrap was born
With little time to think

Can you believe the Weekly Wrap
Has been around one year?
Nobody will link
Was our very real fear!

The very first week
We were delighted to find
Fourteen ladies
Had been extra kind

Sixty-eight posts...
Our weekly record, we think
But one hundred twenty-three
Have stopped for a link

Five different bloggers
Linked on every WW post
And ten other ladies
Came mighty, mighty close

How many posts
Have come through our door?
Two thousand three hundred
And thirty-four!

We've celebrated PRs
We've watched you train
We've struggled together
Some connected through pain

We are honored you chose
To link with us here
We hope you made connections
...new friends you find dear


Thank you, thank you
From the bottom of our hearts
If you have not linked
Just go ahead and start

Don't forget to use
our badge in your posts
And remember to leave
a comment for your hosts

Many thanks to my partner in crime
No truer friend could I ever find
We do get together from time to time
And our texting? Well...never mind.

Cheers!


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M - Rest
T -  Ran 6 Miles (1 w/u and 5 @ 9:17)
W - Ran 5 Miles Easy
T -  Cycled 15 Miles (15.3 mph) + Strength
F -  Ran 5 Miles Progressive
      (10:41/10:20/9:45/9:25/8:54)
S -  Ran 11 Miles Slow
S -  Waterskied (3 x 15 Miles) + Strength



Total Ran = 27
Total Cycled = 15
Total Waterskied = 45 Miles

I feel like I had another good, solid week of marathon training.  It was a cut-back week on the long run.  I was pleased with Tuesday's tempo run and Friday's progressive run, especially in this on-going swampy icky dig-deep summer heat.  I also had the lowest heart rate so far (150) on my long run -- and my pace wasn't that bad! 

I'm keeping this short 'cause I know that poem was a lot to get through.  [Whew!]  But finally, my good pal and Weekly Wrap co-host Tricia came over to play.  And that we did.  After Saturday's pedicures, swimming and backyard BBQ, we managed to get up early enough Sunday morning to catch a stunning sunrise at the lake.  And we skied...and then skied some more.  {Thank you PoPo!}

Backyard bums!

Tricia captured incredible sunrise pictures while I skied.  I had no idea it was this beautiful behind me.
I'm amazed at the reflection on this one.

After years without skiing, Tricia showed us how it's done!   BOOM!


We hope to see you next week on the Weekly Wrap!

And that's a wrap!

Tell me about your week!

Did anyone get any relief from the heat?

What is your favorite "other" activity?



I'm also linking with the lovely ladies over at Sunday Fitness & Food!
Check out IlkasBlog and Marathons & Motivation

 

86 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Weekly Wrap! I love the sunrise pictures Tricia took of you water skiing! Nice!

    Thanks for a year of fun linkups (although I don't think I started linking up for a month or two after you guys started it).

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    1. We didn't look at the pictures until we were on the way home. We were stunned at what she had captured using my phone!

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  2. Oh man. Now I"m really jealous! :p

    Congrats on being the best hostesses evah!

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    1. Tricia came right out of that water like a champ and showed some impressive skills out there. You should be next,my friend.

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  3. Water skiing looks like so much fun! I want to be on the water now, in a boat... or a float... or something. Looks like a good week of training for Chicago as well.

    Thanks for bringing us this linkup each week- I've loved joining in and finding more blogs to read and getting more readers from it.

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    1. Water is a must with this southern heat. I'm so happy you found connections through this linkup! That's what we wanted.

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  4. Congrats on the WW birthday!!!! I"m so glad I found you gals (and all the other awesome bloggers) here!! My favorite "other" activity? Hmmm...probably a toss-up between stair-climbing and strength training ;-)

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    1. We are so glad you joined in Kim. Your stair-climbing is always so impressive. I'd had to move to a larger city to get those flights of stairs.

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  5. I cant believe the weeky wrap is 1! Its been such a great link-up and I have loved getting to know so many bloggers!

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    1. Time has really flown by. I'm happy you were able to join us and get to know new bloggers too.

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  6. Happy Birthday!! I love the poem! It's so creative. Tricia did a great job on those pictures. They are beautiful! The lake looks so calm and still. Looks like you ladies had a fun time!

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    1. The lake is nothing but glass early in the day and I love taking advantage of that. It was completely different by the time we left.

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  7. Happy birthday WW! What a great poem. Nice pictures of you guys on the water!

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    1. Thanks for joining in with us Vicki! We were thrilled to get a beautiful sunrise when we arrived at the lake and then shocked to see it was in the pictures too.

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  8. Loved this!!! Happy birthday, Weekly Wrap! I truly appreciate this linkup and all the work you and Tricia put into it. I've connected with so many new bloggers and do feel it fulfills your goal for it, to support each other. It's such a great community!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. We appreciate how faithfully you've linked. I do think we have a great community of supportive women. It's truly amazing.

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  9. That sounds and looks like so much fun! Happy Birthday Weekly Wrap!!

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    1. We did pack quite a bit of fun in a short amount of time. It was very sweet of Tricia to drive over for a visit.

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  10. Loved seeing your waterskiing pics on IG today. Thanks for hosting such a motivating, supportive link up. Your kindness shows through every post!

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    1. We appreciate you linking with us Coco! We have such a great group of supportive women.

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  11. Happy birthday to Weekly Wrap! I love how the round up brings active women together. Your sunrise photos are gorgeous. Looks like you had a great time waterskiing!

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    1. We are glad you've joined our wonderful community! We were amazed when we saw what was captured on the photos.

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  12. Congrats on a year of the Weekly Wrap! You guys are awesome! Love the waterskiing pics!

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    1. You've been a faithful linker Sherry and we really appreciate that!

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  13. I love your birthday poem! Happy 1 Year to the Weekly Wrap. I think the friendship you and Tricia have is absolutely special.

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    1. Can you believe I met Tricia at a half marathon? We chatted for 5-10 minutes and the rest is history.

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  14. Congrats on the anniversary. I am one of the ladies who has come very close to posting with you every week. I love it and love catching up with everyone!

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    1. Yes, Karen! You are one of the top linkers. Thank you! I've loved following your training cycles and your everyday life in a different country.

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WRAP! This is such a great place to meet people and find blogs easily, most of the blogs I used to follow have quit posting since I started blogging 5 years ago.

    Looks like so much fun water skiing, I haven't done that in over a decade! My other activities this summer seem to be horse back riding and hiking

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    1. With so many linkers, I do think we all should be able to find at least a few ladies we really connect with. I'm so glad you are part of our group.

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  16. Has it really been a year? It's been a really fun linkup, and thank you ladies :)

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    1. Lesley, you are one of the top linkers and we appreciate that! The year has simply flown by.

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  17. Happy birthday, Weekly Wrap! (It shares a birthday week with me. :-)). Thanks for starting this linkup! I'm so glad I found it and the wonderful bloggers who participate in it.

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    1. We are so glad you joined us Christine. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

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  18. Congrats!! Happy birthday to weekly wraps. I said this before but I feel like i know so many of these ladies now after reading their weekly updates. Thanks for bringing us together and keeping us accountable!

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    1. We are delighted to have you as part of this amazing group!

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  19. Love the poem! You are so creative! Congrats on the weekly wrap link up- you two have really worked hard at it and have creative a fun community! Solid training week too- with a ton of weekend fun! Have a great week!

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    1. We appreciate your continued support, MB. People like you are what make it work!

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  20. Love seeing you two gals having fun together! I loved the poem, and I'm glad I've been able to participate in the Weekly Wrap - I really enjoy reading everyone's updates! Great job with your training too!

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    1. I'm so happy you have joined in Janelle. I love reading what others are doing and following their training journeys as well.

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  21. This is really cool! loved loved the poem!! Thank you for a place for all of us to report how our training is going and finding more inspiration!

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    1. I find so much inspiration and motivation by reading everyone's posts! I'm glad you are with us.

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  22. Happy Birthday to the Weekly Wrap!!! It looks like you 2 had a wonderful weekend celebrating, I love the pictures :-) This is such a Great Link-Up and I enjoy reading about all of your adventures! Cheers and here's to many more Birthday Celebrations for years to come :-)

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    1. As a newbie triathlete, I enjoy reading about your adventures! You are very inspirational.

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  23. Happy bday weekly wrap! I've had such a great time "getting to know" everyone and reading about their weeks. It's inspired me to get out and get it done when I don't feel like it! To answer one of your questions: my favorite "other" activity is hiking, but I don't do it weekly. I think I'll get some miles in when I go to Michigan later this week. Always a good time! Have a great week!

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    1. I find a lot of inspiration here too! I appreciate your continued support of the WW. I love seeing your hiking pictures.

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  24. Congrats lady and happy birthday! Waterskiing looks awesome-I've never done it!

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    1. You should think about trying it some time. You never know when you'll fall in love with a new sport.

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  25. Congrats on a whole YEAR of Weekly Wraps! It's such a huge deal, I can only imagine how much work you & Tricia put into this link each week & I know we all appreciate it!

    And that poem is serious craftiness!

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    1. It is a lot of reading for us but we love following along and seeing what other people are up to!

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  26. You two ladies are so cute! Thank you for hosting this link up. I have enjoyed getting to know you and Tricia. You are so gracious and so polite thank us each week for linking up. I can only imagine how great a hostess you are in real life! One day you will have to host a bblogger meet up..lol

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    1. We are delighted you joined us! Wouldn't a blogger convention be a hoot?

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  27. Love the poem!! Congrats!! I enjoy adding my weekly wrap but also reading about others' week.

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    1. You really learn a lot from others! And, I find it motivational. You find people persevere through all types of adversities and it give you strength to carry on.

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  28. Great 1 year poem :) And those photos of the sunrise water skiing are gorgeous!

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    1. I thought a little Dr. Seuss-ish poem would be in order for this occasion. I'm glad you liked it.

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  29. Happy Birthday Weekly Wrap! I absolutely love your poem. Such a great sentiment about the purpose of the linkup and how much of a success that its been.

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    1. The success is due to the wonderful support of this amazing group of women. We are so happy you joined in!

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  30. Such a cute and creative poem! Happy one year! I am so frazzled doing my meatless Monday posts that I don't have time to join this one but I do like reading them.

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    1. The link stays open for several days. We'd love for you to join us again. Race recaps are always a fun thing to link up!

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  31. Looks like you guys had a great weekend! After talking to MissSippiPiddlin about this blogging stuff, I thought I'd give it a try and link up with you guys. Hope I did it right!!!

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    1. So glad to have you join in. There are quite of few of us in your age bracket too! I think you'll find a lot of common ground.

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  32. Happy birthday to the weekly wrap!! I can't believe it's been a year already! I enjoy linking up each week with you guys! What a great way to celebrate too. Love how you two got together and looks like a fun time was had! Thanks as always for the linkup!

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    1. Sharon, I believe you linked each and every week! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

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  33. That is a great poem :)
    Tricia wins photo award kudos! Great skiing pictures - I am impressed! and how awesome she went zooming around as well.
    I can not comment on the ick , it is really wearing me out. Good job continuing to go strong in it.
    Love your marathon shirt :) all great picture of the pretty host! Thanks for the link up.

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    1. I really appreciate your continued support. I know some weeks you didn't feel like posting. But, I hope YOU found some support that helped you through those tougher times.

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  34. Happy birthday, HoHo!!! You are a wonderful poet! You and Tricia are too adorable. As per usual, your waterskiing pictures are stunning. There's something so peaceful about skiing early in the morning, yes? What a great way to get the day started!

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    1. Oh, yes. It is very peaceful. We are practically the only boat on the lake at that time.

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  35. I love that you guys got to play together on your blog baby's birthday. :) Thanks as always for bringing us all together! Gorgeous pictures!

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    1. We didn't actually plan the birthday party! We thank you for your continued support!

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  36. You have so many talents friend! The poem says it all! From the moment we met we went together like PB&J! I never ever thought our little link up would bring so many women together. It has been a lot of work but nothing more rewarding! I thank you for your friendship an hope to never take it for granted!

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    1. Awww... You are too sweet. We did what we set out to do, yes?

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  37. Lovely poem, Holly! You and Tricia are truly amazing. And this link-up crew... The best! Your water skiing pictures rock. I could never do that, though knee boarding is pretty fun 😁

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    1. I could never get the hang of knee boarding. We still have an old one in our attic. Our oldest did that some when he was young.

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  38. You two are just awesome. I love it. I don't always get to link up, but I am glad I was able to this week! Cheers to you both!

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    1. We appreciate any time you can link! You don't have to link each and every week. Sometimes I feel like I don't have anything to say! LOL.

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  39. Happy Birthday Weekly Wrap!!! Congrats to you both!! :D

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    1. It was good to see you back after a hiatus. I know you've been busy!

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  40. Love the poem :) Congrats on the 1 year birthday and thanks for offering such a great link-up! Your waterskiing pictres are just awesome.

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    1. We thank you for joining in! I hope you have found new connections.

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  41. happy bday WW!!!!
    Ive enjoyed being able to link up each week and being able to be inspired and entertained via blogland!
    LOVE the sunrise ski pictures btw- it makes me miss the lake I grew up on...

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    1. The reasons you enjoy linking is the same reasons I enjoy hosting. We are glad you are a part of this group. I grew up spending summer weekends in a lake cabin, so I know where you are coming from.

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  42. Awww, what a fantastic tribute to your linkup! You and Tricia are the best. Thanks for hosting week after week!

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    1. We are so glad you are part of this amazing, supportive group of ladies!

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  43. HoHo - you and Tricia are two amazing women! You are such an inspiration! I love how you guys are joining races together and with how much dedication you are hosting this link-up! I can't believe it's only one year old! Great work! I know this link-up means a lot to so many Running and Fitness Bloggers. Pinning and stumbling for more people to get inspired! Way to Go! You guys Rock!

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    1. I find a lot of inspiration from this amazing group that links with us! You are most definitely an inspiration yourself.

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