The week started out extremely windy and in the 60s and I was happy to wear a windbreaker on the first run this week. By the end of the week we were over 90. Every state I’ve ever lived in it’s the old “if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”.
It was a really nice week, despite the increasing heat — although it wasn’t very humid, and our AC works well.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 10 min bike WU, FemFusionFitness Core, Dannet May Arms, 3 mile tempo run
- Tuesday: 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, Bike WU (10 min), Booty Builder Plyo From Summer Sweat, Ab Accelerators
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Get Lean Upper Body from Summer Sweat, Ab Accelerators, 30 miunutes swimming
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 2 miles easy + 5 strides
- Friday: YFPR Back, Knees & Hips, Daytripping
- Saturday: 3 miles easy, Dogwalk
- Sunday: Danette May Chest & Back & Abs, Dogwalking while visiting the folks for Father’s Day
Mileage: 11.32 (+2.32)
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I met both Denise and Darlene on Monday. The miles went quickly, despite the fact it was very windy and rather chilly. I didn’t think I’d want to keep my windbreaker on, but I wasn’t sorry that I did!
Tuesday I did a short run to the grocery store to pick up a few things.
Late Thursday afternoon I went out and did 2 miles easy with 5 strides afterwards. What a difference 2 days makes — it was in the mid 80s! I thought I’d be a sloth but the run wasn’t bad.
Saturday was a lovely morning to run. I laid out a tee and a tank, and went with the tee, considering it was supposed to be about 60 at the start of our run. I chose poorly; it warmed up quickly. Oh well, it was only 3 miles.
We took Lola for a walk when I got home, as the day was continuing to heat up rapidly, where I picked up this juicer for $10 at a garage sale. They were asking $20, but immediately said yes to $10, clearly I should have started lower!
Favorites of the week
I convinced Mr. Judy to take Friday off so we could take a day trip to Bennington, VT. When I proposed this, the weather forecast was nice. Early in the week they switched it to 60% chance of rain, but then they switched it back and it was, indeed, just a wonderful day for the daytrip.
There are a lot of covered bridges in the Bennington area, and I chose one that has a small park next to it: Burt Henry Bridge. That way Lola and I could walk around while Mr. Judy was taking photos (I took a few, too).
Next it was on to the Bennington Monument — despite having lived in VT decades ago, we’d never made it. You can take a elevator up (Lola included) and it was a nice clear day so we could see several different states. We learned that it’s the second largest battle monument in the US (despite the fact that the battle actually took place in NY); the largest being in San Jacinto, TX.
We got peckish so we went to Papa Pete’s, which I had read was dog friendly and it was. Also the home of the humongous pancake, which sadly I didn’t try as I’m not running that much and we’ve been eating out a little more than usual. I had a cheddar apple omelet, which was good. We’d like to go back in the fall, when the leaves are turning, although we’ll be in Phoenix at the peak.
Finally it was on to the actual Bennington Battlefield. There isn’t a whole lot there, but there are pretty views and I stopped to have some cherries at the picnic tables. There are a few trails but Mr. Judy wanted to head on home.
Our GPS did some wacky things and had us circling around Benington College a while — good thing I was driving, otherwise we could still be there circling. And then it took us home on back roads, which I thought were really pretty but Mr. Judy was worried we weren’t headed home, but obviously we made it.
As promised, here’s the picture of my first peony from my five year old peony bush. I thought there were three, but it seems there were only two. They are lovely though. I’ll have to read up and see if the bush needs some feeding or fertilization.
We headed down to my folks for Father’s Day, which was uneventful but made my parents happy. Their new neighbors were having a party, and had two little dogs off leash. When I came back from walking Lola one time, they followed us right into my parent’s yard,but thankfully weren’t aggressive. Lola wasn’t pleased as there were two of them, and they were off leash and she wasn’t. The owners didn’t even notice they were gone . . . not until I already had Lola back on my parents’ porch.
And that’s a wrap!
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Do you enjoy day trips?
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