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As usual, Monday had me reminiscing about my favorite summertime activity and taking a rest day [mmm...OK, two] to recover from said favorite activity. The skiing Sunday evening was some of the best this year and I skied several times for countless miles until I could simply no longer hold on. Plus, the sun was setting. If you're curious, my hands always give out first. And -- TMI alert -- they are often bleeding inside my padded gloves when I finish. A hand model I will never be.
|The best way to end a Sunday evening!|
For risk of sounding like a broken record... IT'S SO HOT! I'm trying really hard not to sound whiny here. But, the heat indexes were over 100 every day this week. And, it will not be any different this coming week. I managed to get out for three runs totaling 12.8 miles...not quite what I had in mind. I planned for Sunday's longer run to be at least seven miles. Unfortunately, the heat and humidity had my crying "uncle" by mile three. I just didn't have it in me to continue and did not document the short run with a picture.
|The only thing fall-like about Wednesday's run|
was my pumpkin colored tank tap.
Thankfully I felt good about Saturday's bike ride. I rode 27.5 miles non-stop in this stupid heat on my extra hilly route and was able to maintain a speed of 14.1 mph. If you could see my hills, you'd know why I'm proud of this number. My heart rate averaged 156 for the nearly two hour effort. All in all, a fantastic cross training workout.
|What's that stuck in my top, you ask?|
That would be an OFF insect repellent wipe.
I did two pre-hab routines this week. I'm hoping when cooler air finally arrives, I'll be in good shape to start training for something. At this point, I don't really have the desire to run any race of any distance. Surely that will change with the weather? Only time will tell.
Sunday afternoon will be spent on the lake where I'll ski in water that is 92-23 degrees, maybe even hotter. It's my reward for slogging through another sweltering week. Pretty, smooth hands be damned.
|And that's a wrap!|
Tell me, what was the highlight of your week?