Sunday, April 16, 2017

Water Therapy (WW # 89)

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RECAP:

Ran 4 Miles (Easy)
T   Ran 7 Miles (Easy)
Strength
T   Cycled 20 Miles
F   Ran 4 Miles (Tempo)
S   Water Skied
S   Ran 12 Miles (Slow)

 Total Ran      27 Miles
 Total Cycled  20 Miles


I make no secret of my love of water (and being outside in the sunshine).  WATER.  Around it.  In it. Under it.  On it.  Beside it.  You get my drift.  It.is.good.for.my.soul.  This week I can say I got my fill. My week began in Florida where the weather was ideal, making my morning Gulf side runs so enjoyable.  It ended on our favorite local lake.  Whoot...I water skied on Easter Weekend -- a record early start.  It was cold. I'm not complaining.   And, leave it to me to put my wet suit on inside out.  So I just rocked it that way!

I know everyone's busy enjoying time with their families (myself included) so I'll just do the quick down and dirty picture version of my Weekly Wrap.  

JUST...WOW!

Silly mailbox greetings from Florida!

Dinner with a view!
 
Attempting some much needed speed work

My inside out wet suit still did the job!

This 12 miler was a struggle...but I finished.
 
And that's a wrap!


Tell me something you find good for your soul!



88 comments:

  1. I love all the pics! How cool that you've already gotten out on the water! It got up to 83° here today, but I bet the water is cold!

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Ours was so nice and relaxing with family and friends!

    Thanks for the linkup! I'll link my true weekly wrap back to yours and Tricia's posts without actually linking it up...

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    1. The water was nippy, but once I was up and working hard I got very warm.

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  2. 12-milers seem to be the theme this weekend...and the majority seem to have that common "struggle" theme LOL I think I'm slipping back in to my marathon training mindset...where the tough runs (sometimes) surprise me with decent paces/stats and the easy ones go much slower than I think (what the what???). I love the inside-out wet suit! Now that's something I'd do ;-)

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    1. I shouldn't have waited so late to run (8:00). It got really warm. It was too much trouble to correct the wet suit. The proper side is actually cute its purple sleeves. Next time.

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  3. I agree being outside in the sunshine and warmth is what it is all about! That is certainly a wow pic. Looks like a great week

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    1. I loved seeing the moon through the palm trees. It was so big and bright that evening!

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  4. I am with you girl, water and sunshine and well throw a glass of wine in there too! Loved see you on the water- I didn't know your wet suit was on inside out- it is all good! Happy Easter and have a great week!

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    1. If you saw the correct side of the wet suit, you'd definitely know. Sunshine and water fixes everything.

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  5. Great pics! Glad you got through your 12 miler!

    Happy Easter and thanks for the link-up!

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    1. I hope the next long run feels easier. I hope you had a great Easter too!

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  6. I love seeing your week in photos! I can tell that you enjoyed your workouts this week!

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    1. I had my highest mileage week since the Disney Marathon (and subsequent injury). It felt good to be back at it, even though it was not easy.

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  7. I'd love to do water skiing this summer. You are brave! Happy Easter!

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    1. Not brave, just crazy. The wet suit helps when the water is chilly. In a few weeks, I won't need it.

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  8. Being Jewish, not so much family time today. I also love swimming & the ocean. Unfortunately I don't get there often. And food . . .

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    1. I wish I was a better swimmer! But, there is nothing better than an ocean view. Or a lake view. Or even a pool view. LOL.

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    1. It was fun to get to spend so much time around the water this week.

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  10. Ooh, that looks fantastic! I'm so glad this warm weather has arrived. We've spent our weekend outdoors!

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    1. As always, we skipped Spring and are already experiencing Summer temps.

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  11. Gorgeous! Being outside really lifts my spirits - water or not, but water is good! Especially at the beach or pool!

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    1. I also enjoy being out in the woods, so it's not always all about the water.

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  12. Look at all your mileage for the week! Great job! I loved the picture of you waterskiing! I hope you have had a Happy Easter!

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    1. I did have some nice mileage this week, thanks for noticing! You'll see a waterskiing pic all summer here on the WW. If I'm lucky, that is.

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  13. Wow what great mileage for the week. And getting out on the water? I'm jealous!! I do love being outside and it's FINALLY getting warm here. We were in the 60s-70s all weekend and I think it even got to almost 80 on Saturday!! I didn't get out on the water yet, but we did spend some time outside.

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    1. I like spending time outside too, even without the water. I'm glad you are getting some warm temps.

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  14. Yes! Being on the water is awesome. I'm looking forward to lots of kayaking and paddleboarding this summer (maybe some paddle surfing, too!).

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    1. Those are two things I've never done. I'd like to try both too!

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  15. I can't wait to get out on the water with you this summer. But who knows how I'll do? LOL....

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    1. You'll do fantastic! No pounding on the body and lots of upper body strength required -- which you've got in spades. I tired quickly but that should get better as the summer progresses.

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  16. Happy Easter! Wow! Water skiing now. You are brave. That would be way too cold for me.

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    1. It actually wasn't too bad. I spent very little time in the water. I was ready to go as soon as I jumped in. LOL

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  17. What beautiful pictures!! Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

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  18. I hope you had a great Easter and hooray for being on the water, even if the wetsuit was on inside out! Pretty soon, it will be so hot you won't want to have it on anyway. I've done the same thing with putting on clothes wrong early in the morning, it happens ;).

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    1. It's very common for me to put my running shirt on inside out. After all, it is dark usually when I'm dressing for a run. LOL.

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  19. Sounds like a great week! Cool you went waterskiing already! Family time is always good for the soul. Happy Easter!

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    1. The water wasn't as cold as I expected and the wet suit did its job.

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  20. Great pics! Yay for water skiing! Looks like a good week! Running is always good for the soul! :)

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  21. I'm like you - I love the water! I want to be near it at all times. It doesn't matter if it's the ocean, lake, river or pond. I just feel better when I see it.

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    1. Me too! There's just something about it...

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  22. Great job this week- glad you were able to spend some time outside on the water!

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    1. Even though it is usually warm enough in the spring, the wind is usually a factor. I just lucked out on this particular weekend.

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  23. Aaaah! Beautiful week Holly! Hooray for water skiing early! I hope that's a good omen of summer weather to come. For once our weather was gorgeous! I'll take it!

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    1. It is already in the 90s here. Unbelievable! I'll be whining soon enough. LOL.

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  24. I was supposed to run 12 too this weekend but it didn't happen 5 m race and 6 fall-interrupted miles.

    I am jealous of your water time.

    It'll be another month before we get to the lake and then it is too cold to go in until July. But I am going to Fla for a week on May. Woo Hoo!!!

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    1. I hope you knees are feeling much better and are healing well. Hooray for a week in Florida. I'll be going again in June.

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  25. Wow, it's already water-skiing season! Looks like such a blast! Great job with your workouts this week - I hope you're enjoying Florida!

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    1. I'm not sure I can declare it is water skiing season yet -- I only saw one other person crazy enough to be in the water. LOL.

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  26. I'm a water lover too, and it is SO good for my soul.

    Another thing that makes my soul at ease is enjoying a nice cup of coffee on a front porch, in cool-ish weather, just watching as people and cars pass by. I love enjoying the calm of the morning.

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    1. I adore a cup of coffee while swinging in my back yard swing (and looking at the pool of course!).

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  27. It was cold, and you were happy! The weather was great for my run this weekend. It was a little chilly at the beginning, but once I got going, i was fine. Any layers and I would've been hot.

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    1. Just like running, as soon as I was up out of the water and working hard -- it was quite warm! You just have to brave that initial contact with cold water. LOL.

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  28. Hope you and your family had a great Easter! I got to enjoy some much needed beach and water time last week, and it was great for the soul.

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    1. I hope your Little Man enjoyed the beach and water too!

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  29. It was warm here for Easter - I wish I could have been on the water!!!

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    1. I'm always amazed how the sunlight sparkles on it. It never gets old.

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  30. I agree with you - water is good for my soul. I love the beach and would love to live on one some day. I can't get enough of the water! It makes everything better! I love the palm tree pictures! I keep telling my husband I want to put one in our backyard, but I don't think it will grow in Oklahoma!

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    1. I want one of those fake lighted palm trees for my back deck. I think that would be so cool!

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  31. HA! Love that you rocked your inside-out wet suit! Glad you got your water fix. Here's hoping there's lots more of that for you this summer!

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    1. It was such a struggle to get it on -- there was no way I was going to change it. LOL.

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    1. Yes, thank you. It was a great week.

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  33. I am the complete OPPOSITE with water! Don't mind looking at it... but from a distance! LOL! Brilliant photos!

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    1. I basically grew up in it, so I think that is why I love it so much. It is pretty at a distance too!

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  34. I was shocked to see you waterskiing so early when you posted on IG! But sounds amazing. 💙 Nice week, lady!

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    1. I was shocked too! I thought I would chicken out, but the water wasn't that cold.

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  35. That's an awesome training log HoHo despite running Florida! You're such an inspiration!!

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    1. Those Florida runs were already very warm -- so YOU are my inspiration!

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  36. Beautiful pictures ! I hope you and your family had an awesome EAster! Thank you for hosting!

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    1. I'm very glad you continue to support and be a part of the WW!

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  37. Sounds like a great week! I'm a big fan of being out on the water too :)

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  38. Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking! Palm trees. I miss palm trees! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter :) Being outside is so good for my soul. I just love the outdoors, God's creation, it's just breathtaking. Especially now that our weather is hinting at warming up, I'm ready to be out all day! (and hopefully it wears the kids out as well)

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    1. I never tire of seeing a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Or, the beautiful reflection of trees or the sky on a mirror lake.

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  39. I love all of your pictures!!! LOVE!
    Sounds like a good week, both with workouts and on the water. I grew up on a lake so I am a huge fan of being out on the water,(lake, ocean,river...) I also love being in a boat, by a boat, near a boat...and of course I cant be close to water without being close to a fishing pole :)
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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    1. I spent my childhood weekends at a river cabin and later beside the Gulf of Mexico. We stayed in water from sunup to sundown. There's just something about it...

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  40. Water definitely good for the soul... great pictures!

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    1. I think it speaks to a carefree childhood for me. Whatever it is, I love it.

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  41. If I put on a wetsuit inside out, I would leave it too! I've never worn one, but they look like they are so hard to get into. Love the photo of your 12 miler - what a beautiful place to run.

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    1. After struggling to get in on, I was not spending the time to get it off. It makes me wonder if my clearance special wet suit was a "girls" medium. Oops.

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  42. I hope you enjoyed your Easter out on the lake! I personally have NEVER enjoyed water/boats/water skiing/rafting/etc. There is some internal fear that I can't seem to shake!

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    1. I have an aunt that feels the same way. So, I don't think it is something you pick up from heredity. It's just something we enjoyed as kids that brings peace to me.

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  43. Great photo of the full moon! I wouldn't have noticed your inside-out wetsuit - hey if it works, then it shouldn't matter right? Great to hear you had a nice Easter in FL.

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    1. The correct side of the wet suit had cute purple accents. Next time. LOL.

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  44. I never really put the whole good for my sole thing together with water until you said it. It is so true about me too, well not so much in the water hehe but on top yes, camping by it, all that! YES!
    Speaking of water, our search is still on for a boat, this time a fishing boat has come up on our radar so we'll see. I do love some fishing!

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    1. We started out with a fishing boat (and yes you can ski behind one!). As you know, our current ski boat has a trolling motor. It's all about making everybody happy. You also know I''m just as content sitting in my swing looking at the water. Ahhhh....

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