Sunday, July 2, 2017

We Are A Hundred! (WW # 100)

You should go and see what Kim has been up to!


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  Kim @ Running on the Fly.  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 active women.  Our next guest hosts will be and Christine @ Into the Glimmer on July 9th and Janelle @ Run With No Regrets on July 16th.

To learn more about the Weekly Wrap or being a Guest Host please click HERE.


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Well, the month of June has come to a screeching halt.  It's scary how fast they seem to do that these days.  My running mileage was low, mostly due to a recovery period taken after the Utah Valley Half Marathon.   June's incessant rain didn't help either.

I kept my running minimal this week with only two runs but did incorporate two 15 mile rides on the bike trainer.   There was also water skiing (more on that below).


Saturday morning's mailbox greeting

You may have noticed in my post title that this is our 100th Weekly Wrap link up.  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to write a poem to acknowledge the momentous occasion, now could I?   (No need to really answer that!  HA!)

{Ahem}  {Taps on Mic}

For one hundred weeks now
You've Wrapped It Up With Us
What were we all yacking about? 
What was all the fuss?

Connecting active women
Was my & Tricia's main goal
We hope you've made new friends.
Women to share your sole!

Although we're on "a break"
Please know that this is true
We may not always comment
But we're keeping track of you

We cheer in your successes
We're sad when you are blue
We should all lift up each other
It's just what strong gals do

Here's to another hundred
They'll be plenty to talk about
Training, races, working hard
A #holottafun, no doubt


At room temperature with salt

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. My grandfather was a farmer, among other things, and taught me that watermelon flavor peaks on July 4th.  Of course, I still believe that all these years later and continue to buy one as part of our celebration.   This one did not disappoint. 

I've already been on the lake this weekend and weather permitting will return before the four day holiday ends.  The conditions were ideal this morning.  Due to wind noise, I can never hear what music is playing in the boat while I ski.  I'm always surprised when I see (hear) the video.  This song is certainly not in PoPo's genre, but I guess he just let it play out anyway.



And that's a wrap!


Watermelon...with or without salt?  Room temp or cold?

How will you celebrate the 4th of July?  Any special traditions?

Although the song is ending in the video, can you tell what it is?




66 comments:

  1. Congrats on #100! I love this link up and it has connected me with so many awesome runners and bloggers. I am forever grateful to you and Tricia!

    I love watermelon when it's nice and cold. I could probably eat it every day in the summer - its so refreshing! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!

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    1. I'm so glad you're a part of our crew! We also appreciate you guest hosting for us recently. There's nothing like a ripe watermelon! With salt. LOL.

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  2. 100 wraps, oh this has been such fun!
    Holly's and Tricia's link-up is Number 1!

    I have so loved getting to know you gals
    you have become some of my favorite pals ;-)

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    1. We appreciate you hosting Kim
      I hope you're getting well
      I can't wait to meet in Vegas
      The fun will sure be swell (ok that was lame!)

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  3. Congrats on your 100th Weekly Wrap linkup! I think you were about three months into when I started joining in on the fun!

    You're a great water skier, but I didn't expect anything less. When was the last time you wiped out hard? I have no idea what song is playing...

    I can't stand watermelon flavor, so I rarely remember to buy one even though Bill likes them... I'm running the Firecracker 5K on Tuesday morning, it will be my fifth consecutive year so these days it wouldn't seem like Independence Day without it!

    As always, thanks for the linkup! :-)

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    1. Aww...thanks. I haven't wiped out hard in a long time, probably since trying a new ski a few years ago. I did several head over heal flips on it and decided maybe it wasn't the right one for me. LOL. Funny, I don't the watermelon flavor only the fresh fruit. Good luck at your race.

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  4. Wow, 100 already? Congrats!

    Yes, to watermelon. But I like mine with Tajin, seasoning made with sea salt, chilies, and lime - DELICIOUS!!

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    1. It's hard to believe it's been 100 weeks of wrapping it up. Ooohh...I need to try that on my next watermelon.

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  5. Congrats on reaching 100! I'm looking forward to connecting with more of the fitness bloggers on your link up.

    I did a trail race last week where they had watermelon with salt. I wasn't brave enough to try it that day but sounds like a promising combination!

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    1. I'm glad you joined us here! I hope you'll find a lot of support and motivation. I love watermelon after a summer race. It seems to hit the spot. Lots of potassium too.

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  6. So exciting #100! I just got back from a road trip so did not have a post today which gives me more time to read all the others. Watermelon is pretty amazing right now!

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    1. I hope your trip was fun! We love it when you join in, but I completely understand about being busy. I can't always make your coffee date but it's one of my favorites.

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  7. Happy 100th! Love the poem! :-) I'm so glad I found your Weekly Wrap and I'm looking forward to hosting next week. I've never had a salted watermelon, but now I must try one! Nothing quite beats watermelon in the summer and that extra salt is helpful with summer running, too.

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    1. We are happy to have you and I look forward to your week next week. I thought the salt was a southern thing...but maybe not. We always used it.

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  8. I've never heard of trying watermelon with salt! I don't mind if it's cold or out at a cookout, it's definitely a summer good. I'm having a cheeseburger with corn on the cob Tuesday for dinner, and now I'm thinking I need to go to the store and get some that morning after my run.

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    1. Nothing beats a good cheeseburger! Watermelon would be the perfect dessert. Don't forget the salt! LOL.

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  9. That water is smooth as glass! Oh, I cannot wait to see what tunes Popo puts on for me...

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    1. Hmmm.... That should be very interesting. He is usually blaring hard core classic rock. We will need a film crew to document our double skiing, btw.

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  10. I love your poem! I cant believe the weekly wrap has been going strong for 100 weeks already!

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    1. i can't either. We thought nobody would link with us. 100 posts later, we are so very grateful. I'm glad you are a part of our crew!

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  11. No special traditions. I should go visit my parents, but I'll be running a race with friends and won't get home til midday.

    Happy 100th and thank you for all the work you gals do!

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    1. I wish we had races around here this time of year. They are rare. There is a steep one (crazy elevation gain) in a neighboring town that runs up to a water fall and back down. I think I'll pass!

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  12. Yay for 100 Wraps! Congrats on creating such a successful link-up! I love watermelon with salt and preferably ice cold - so good!

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    1. Finally! Someone who eats it with salt. So good!

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  13. Love your poem! :) I like salt on my watermelon, too. I thought I was weird for doing that. ;) Have a great 4th!

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    1. You too? It seems we are the exception and not the rule. The others don't know what they are missing. Wink.

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  14. Love your sweet poem!! I'm glad I found this link-up!

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    1. We're happy you've decided to join us. I think you'll find some like-minded ladies.

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  15. Cute poem! Awesome video of you skiing! I like watermelon room temp, without salt. Every time I buy one, the hubs wants to core it and pour vodka in it... I think that is a waste of a perfectly good piece of fruit!

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    1. That sounds like a nice treat. I guess you need to buy 2 though. LOL

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  16. Happy 100th :) I love watermelon <3 I never heard that it peaks at this time of year - no wonder mine tastes so good!! I love it cold with salt.

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    1. Yay. Another salter. It seems we are the minority. I'm not sure if that saying is true, but they do taste good right now.

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  17. Way to go on reaching 100 Weekly Wrap posts! That is awesome! I'm happy to be at #13. I also loveeeee watermelon with salt on it! Delicious.

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    1. It's a great way to record your activity, stay accountable, and also find support and motivation. I'm so glad you've joined in!

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  18. Congrats on 100 Weekly Wraps! Thanks for having this awesome link up! Love cold watermelon!

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    1. I'm so glad you've been a part of our group and that I got to meet you in Chicago!

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  19. Watermelon with/without but always cold!!! Love love love the poem! Congrats on the 100!

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    1. It's so hard to believe we've done 100 of these things. I'm glad you joined us and wish I'd had time to meet you at Disney.

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  20. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday! I can't believe it's already been 100 weeks of the weekly wrap - I love this community you and Tricia have created for us!

    Oh and I'm not a watermelon gal...but if I must, seedless please and on ice!

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    1. It really is a community. I feel like I know everyone personally!

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  21. I love the video!! But i can't tell what song it is...my speakers at work aren't very good. Popo probably loves you give him a reason to drive the boat longer ;) You are so good on that ski.
    Watermelon - salt always #nomnom
    Your poem - first class!! #always
    Happy 100! I am sorry I couldn't hang for each and everyone but life has been a bit overwhelming at times.

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    1. PoPo's happy to drive as long as he has some good rock music playing (but not necessarily Billy Joel's New York State of Mind). I always love it when you can join in!

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  22. Hooray for 100 weekly wraps! I'm glad to have been a part of so many of them... I know I've been linking up for over a year now. Glad to see it has grown and that you guys are still doing it. It looks like you had an awesome week and I love that you had watermelon! That's my favorite treat on a hot summer day. I like it cold, no salt.

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    1. Cold watermelon sure does hit the spot on a hot southern day, right? I'm so glad you found our linkup!

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  23. Cold watermelon, no salt. Love love love your poetic talent! I'm really irritated because I can't get my speakers loud enough to make out the song over the background noise.... I am somewhat of a music buff and usually know songs (from my generation) right off. I may have to try and listen from my phone. Thank you so much for all that you and Tricia do to keep this blog going! I have met so many wonderful ladies through it and can't wait to meet even more ....in person!!! xoxo

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    1. It is Billy Joel's New York State of Mind and not the hard rock that is usually blaring from the speakers. LOL. I'm so glad you joined in. It was a blast meeting you in Utah and I look forward to our next adventure!

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  24. Wow, 100th weekly wrap! I think I've linked up to 99. :p Such a great linkup that keeps me accountable especially for my blog so thank you! Love cold watermelon and actually haven't tried it with salt. I never really thought about adding it but I guess I should give it a try. Enjoy your 4th!

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    1. You've definitely been there from the start Sharon and we appreciate that! Do try salt on your next watermelon. It's a great combo.

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  25. 100th post is amazing. Thanks to both you and Tricia for keeping it going!

    I love watermelon but the ones you get in the UK are a bit hit and miss. Quite often they are pappy and flavourless, but maybe that's just my luck at choosing the wrong ones!

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    1. I often buy watermelon that's already been cut up by the supermarket. That way you see if it looks the right color or if it is too ripe.

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  26. 100 weeks! Congrats, ladies!!

    Thanks for the tip about watermelon. I'm gonna have to pick one up tomorrow and fingers crossed they're still delish. Have a great holiday!

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    1. A little extra salt helps replenish your body after a hard workout too!

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  27. Congrats on hitting 100! I think I joined somewhere around 40... (On and off, of course.)

    Unpopular opinion, but unless I'm really thirsty I don't like watermelon! I love how it looks, but I'm not a big melon person (any type). ;) Happy 4th!

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    1. We are happy you joined us and hope you've adjusted to your new home. I admit, I'm not fond of other types of melons.

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  28. Love the poem! I have zero poem writing talent. Lol! I've never had watermelon with salt but I do love salty watermelon margaritas. :)

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    1. Mmmmm....I think you'd like a salted watermelon too. I think my Mother read too much Dr. Seuss to me when I was little.

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  29. Happy 100! Thanks for all you do each week to host this linkup! Glad you spent the holiday weekend doing what you love. I must have salt on my watermelon, absolutely!

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    1. Another salty person! LOL. I'm glad to have you as a part of our group!

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  30. 100 Wraps and it has flow by just as fast as the weekends! Would you believe I don't like watermelon, or I should say I didn't like it when I was younger but we all know our tastes change, maybe I should give it another try.

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    1. You should give watermelon another try! Can you believe all these wonderful ladies linked with little ol' us?

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  31. Watermelon with salt?! Maybe I'll try that... maybe. Honestly, I'm not a huge watermelon fan but I will eat a super sweet one on occasion!

    Happy 100 to you and Tricia! I absolutely love the Weekly Wrappin' crew and your poetry, too :)

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    1. You should give the salt a try! We're happy you are a part of the crew!

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  32. Hi Holly! I didn't join the weekly wrap but I wanted to drop by and say THANKS to you and Tricia for starting it! I enjoyed being a part of it and maybe in the future I can join again.

    Love the poem! super clever!!

    watermelon - ice cold, no salt!
    4th of July - as you know I'm not in the States so I don't celebrate. When I was first here and I had more American Expat friends we would try to have a BBQ if the weather would allow around the time of the 4th. And... a few times I was invited to the BBQ at the home of the US Ambassador so that was pretty fun!

    No idea what the song is!

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    1. I hope you'll join us any time you can! BBQ is usually our choice for an outdoor party. Or burgers. You can't beat a good burger.

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  33. I had no idea you could put salt on watermelon. I love fruit but am not a watermelon fan. CONGRATS on turning 100 ! Your link up is such a positive one ! xoxo

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    1. I grew up putting salt on all melons, although watermelon is really the only one I like. I miss your blog!

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