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First of all...Happy Third Anniversary Weekly Wrap! I can't believe it's been three years since I opened the first Weekly Wrap. It's pretty humorous to look back and see what was going on then. I was mostly complaining about the humidity; nothing new there. If you've been linking for a while, I challenge you to go back and read your first Weekly Wrap post.
Hundreds of women have been through our virtual doors. I appreciate Wendy stepping in for Tricia earlier this year to help keep this link alive. I admit it is a lot of reading some weeks, but I seriously wouldn't trade that for anything! I love keeping up with everyone. The accountability and motivation found right here every week are priceless.
To celebrate, we will have a drawing for those who link the last Sunday-Wednesday of this month (August 26th - 29th). Be sure to get your fitness post ready and link with us in two weeks for a chance to win!
On to my wrap...
|So so so so hot. Over it!|
After two weeks of very minimal mileage -- a whopping total of 8.4 miles -- I am ready to get back into the running groove. This week marked my attempt to ease back in. I ran twice: progressively on Wednesday for 4.7 miles and easy on Friday for 5.5 miles. Returning to training comes with the all important pre-habbing sessions. I did two of those as well.
I had a bit of an ulterior motive when Wendy and I went kayaking last weekend. I was also previewing the Coosa River Adventure for my sister's visit. After having so much fun last weekend, I convinced our sons to join us as well. I was hoping for a little redemption on the Class III rapids. No.Dumping.HoHo.
|My Three Sons (it's an old TV show, young peeps)...and a sister|
The rapids seemed different; the current faster. We were warned they would open gates on the dam during our paddle which would increase the water flow. The water level would also rise three feet fairly quickly. They assured us there would be no tsunami racing toward us from behind. Whew! I admit to getting a little nervous when I heard the warning horn sound. Rest assured, we all had a blast. The kids loved the rapids. I was spun around a few times and caught on some rocks, but only one of us was dumped in the water and this time it was not me.
We followed our morning up with an afternoon on the lake. The grandkids were with us and we enjoyed boat riding, tubing, swimming and (naturally) I skied off and on until sunset. It was one of those perfect days you don't want to end. After 7 miles of paddling and probably 40 miles of skiing, Sunday was less adventurous. I chilled with my sister most of the day as we caught up on life. We only get that chance a few times a year. But in true last minute form, we went back to the lake for some skiing at dusk to cap off a wonderful water weekend.
|And that's a wrap!|
So tell me, what were you talking about in your first Weekly Wrap?