Sunday, June 25, 2017

What's Next? (WW # 99)

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Our Weekly Wrap Guest Host Series continues strong.  Thanks to all of you for making it a success.  This week's guest host is the lovely Zenaida Arroyo.  Be sure to hop over to her blog and show her some love.  Please do not just drop a post and run.  The sole purpose of this linkup is to support one another.  Our next guest hosts will be Kim @ Running on the Fly on July 2nd and Christine @ Into the Glimmer on July 9th.

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The aftermath of the Utah Valley Half Marathon at altitude, and let's not forget the 10 plus miles of hiking at altitude the next day,  was a whole week of rest.  Coupled with a long day of delayed flights home, I was spent.  I overslept every morning that first week (ha ha -- I'm actually still doing that).  As this post title implies, I'm contemplating what is next.  

My first run after Utah -- in my new favorite Sarah Marie tank.

The only race I'm currently registered for is Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas and it's not until November.  I'd like to do a fall marathon, but the RnR Vegas date is not working well for that -- unless I choose to do that marathon.  Although the half marathon course runs right down The Strip at night, I hear the marathon course is rather boring.  

Since this is my off season for racing thanks to our southern heat and humidity, I don't plan on doing much training for a few more weeks.  I've got plenty of time for thinking and planning.  I'm just running for fun {if you can call running in oppressive conditions fun} and when I can get up on time work it into my schedule. This week, I managed 3 easy runs for a total of 14 miles.  Shamefully, I have not gotten back on my bike.  And I'm not even sure why.  Laziness?

Of course summertime means as much of this as I can get...

#oldwomenslalom  #watertherapy  #poporocks  #oystersafter

One last thing...major props to the cutest grandson ever and his Allstar little league baseball team for going undefeated in the regional playoffs (and our oldest son as one of their coaches).  They are now headed to the state playoffs.  It is amazing how talented these little guys are!

We are so proud of you two!


And that's a wrap!


Do you have (or take) an off season?

When is the last time you watched a little league game?




41 comments:

  1. I love that you are just running for fun, that's best! Sometimes it's really nice to have a break from the go go go of race training.

    I've heard the same thing about RnR Vegas. I did the half last year but I know a few people that did the marathon and they didn't really like it too much because of the "off the strip" part.

    Congrats to your grandson and his team!

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  2. I often take the summer as down time as Virginia is hella hot and humid and I hate summer running, but I keep forgetting that and sign up for the Marine Corps Marathon. I just finished week 1 of training and most of the runs were just grossly sticky.

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  3. ha ha...my off-season usually happens in December/January when we have all of this white stuff on the ground (snow? Have you heard of it?). ;-) That's so great about the son/grandson and their team! Huge congrats to the entire family!!

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  4. It's fun to run for pleasure! Gives running a different experience. I do have hard times to choose my next race. Thanks Hoho for hosting this link up. Felt good to be back after a break and ready up on what all the wonderful bloggers are up to.

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  5. Glad to see you taking much needed rest and relaxation and enjoying your favorite summer activities. Thanks for the link up

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  6. After last week I'm not surprised you rested! I think my off season is usually November/December, there's too much happening leading up to Christmas and not many races until February.

    Great to see you back in the skis and congratulations to your grandson and his team!

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  7. Your Utah trip was a busy one - taking some down time sounds like a good idea! Enjoy it! I'm trying to figure out my fall races too. Thanks for the link-up!

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  8. I feel like its been my off-season for a year and a half! But its good to take a break between big races. Im glad you got some rest after your race!

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  9. Summer is my off-season. I started running after moving to Texas, and after training through two of those summers, no more! I like having a spring race, and then a fall race, because then I can enjoy other things in the off-season.

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  10. I love water therapy! My version is SUPing ;)

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  11. I guess I usually take the winter as my off season - although because I ran the Dopey challenge this year, I training through November and December and it was quite a different experience for me! Congrats to your grandson (and son!) - I can't remember the last time I watch a little league game, but I do recall a rather memorable game of my brothers' when I was hit in the face with a baseball and some other parent gave me a coupon for a free slurpee! I was way more excited about the slurpee than upset about the ball (which I guess was his goal).

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  12. I like to take am off season but really haven't in over a year. I haven't decided what I want to do for a spring half next year -- I hope I pick one that doesn't require training through winter next year. We'll see.

    I've never been to a little league game. Seen Yankees, mets, cubs & minor leagues in Austin & that's it baseball-wise.

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  13. I'm looking forward to just running for fun! I've got my RnR Chi half in 2 weeks and then nothing on the calendar until LV. I think I need to sneak one in this fall tho.

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  14. I think waterskiing is great cross-training! I am focusing on cycling like a boss!

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  15. Awwww, how cute is the little grandson! I do miss those days of little league ...and the most delicious (and fattening) ball park french fries ever!! :)

    Girl, you better dust off Sanity and get her moving! I'm ready to roll!

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  16. Congrats to your son and grandson! That's fantastic! My brothers all played little league but I haven't watched a game since way back then. I always take a running off-season and I love it. I do know someone running the full in Vegas but ugh, I don't recommend it.

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  17. I don't think there's a thing wrong with taking all the time your body needs to recover from your half in Utah. I haven't been on my bike recently either...

    I haven't watched a little league game since our oldest stopped playing. He was also on an AAU travel team so we had our fill of watching baseball! :-)

    Thanks for the linkup!

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  18. Yay for your grandson and son's team, so exciting!! I don't really have an off season- I just do a few races each year anyway so most of my year is off season ��

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  19. I am with you! Not to many miles and I am not to worried about it- it is summer time!!! WOO HOO! I say we enjoy it!

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  20. Congrats to your boys on their wins! That's awesome!

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  21. I recently took a mental and physical break from training and cut way back on my running until a couple of weeks ago when I started marathon training. Our bodies and minds deserve a break every now and then, so enjoy the time off!

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  22. WHy run in the summer when you can stay cool and ski?! I love all your water pics :)

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  23. Thank you for letting me guest host this week! Aww, and I blushed at you calling me "lovely". :-) I would LOVE to join you all in Las Vegas.

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  24. Running for fun is the best but I seem to get sucked into races LOL.

    I was thinking about you yesterday and showed my hubby pics of your skiing - he says you have great form.

    Our friend just bought a motorized wake board.

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  25. Congratulations to your grandson!! How cute are they!! Enjoy the time off!!

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  26. Yep, with the heat and humidity I often take summer off from formal training and just run for fun :) Good luck figuring out your plans for what's next! I've heard the same thing about the RnR Vegas marathon, the half is the best part of the course and the full is not that fun.

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  27. Yay for a little time off to rest your body and for the R&R... this heat and humidity can really suck the life out of you!

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  28. I did the Vegas half and my sister did the full marathon. I thought the half course was pretty good and allowed for a speedy race. My sister did say the full was boring (and very dark and cold once they got out to the desert) and she wishes she would have just done the half. I actually live close by the "home of little league". Perhaps if your grandson's team keeps winning they will play here at the little league world series!

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  29. The heat and humidity is so brutal! Congrats to your grandson and the pic of him with the trophy is super cute.

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  30. I typically do take an off season because I too hate the heat and humidity. However, right now I'm training for Chicago Marathon in the fall, so I haven't had an off season all year! I will definitely be taking some time off after that though!

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  31. I did RnR Vegas half a few years ago. Yes, it runs down the strip, but a lot of the course was boring (to me). So I can imagine with the marathon course being twice as long, well it would be twice as boring!! ;)

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  32. I had an informal off season from February til now. I've just been running and hiking for fun. It was all due to our move and there were races sprinkled in, but nothing too intense. I bet you'll find a few good fall races! Maybe some old favorites? I've also heard the full in Vegas is super boring.

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  33. I think your doing a fine job keeping up with your runs. We train hard from late summer all the way through Spring. We need some relaxed just for fun runs!
    I can't wait until Vegas! So many fun memories are going to be made. I wonder who all we can get to come with us, hummm ;)

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  34. My most recent offseason was from last July through a couple weeks ago. Sometimes only running for fun/stress relief is the way to go!

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  35. Taking some downtime while the summer weather is at its worst is a great idea. You deserve some lazy summer days, focusing on what you enjoy!

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  36. Ha! Yes. I too am "running for fun" through the oppressive Southern summer humidity. It's so soupy! But I'll be glad I didn't slack off when fall rolls around and I'm faster. Have a good and relaxing time taking some time off from training and just running for fun. We all need those times in our training seasons.

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  37. I'm in my off season for the entire year of racing while growing this baby! I'm certainly excited about baby, but it does lend some time for dreaming about future running goals :) As for now, all of my running is done by feel on a daily basis... some great days, some not so great!

    Congratulations to your little grandson! What a cutie! I haven't watched Little League since my brothers played but my oldest (now 4) does play "Teeny Ball". It's our area's version of pre-T-ball.

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  38. Congrats to your grandson! I haven't seen a little league game in a while, just on TV. My kiddos aren't interested in baseball really. Must be exciting to go to the state playoffs! I'm in my off season I guess and will be starting CIM marathon training towards the end of July.

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  39. Running for fun is the best way to just really enjoy the sport, love that you're doing it! I went the past year just running for fun, and discovered I no longer need races to motivate me, scenery and visiting new places to run is enough most of the time LOL
    Congrats to your grandson!
    So many of you are running Vegas, I think you're going to have a great time! If I hadn't already of done that one I'd be so tempted to run it too, especially since it's just a short drive from where I live LOL
    Enjoy your summer!!

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  40. Congrats to your Grandson and for your son coaching! Enjoy the training downtime! Yeah, I probably wouldn't ever do the Vegas marathon. The half was pretty good except for some parts but it is still Vegas and fun! :)

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