With high winds battering Salt Lake City the day we were scheduled to depart, we didn’t make it home as scheduled. We missed our connection and with no later flights, and were stuck overnight in Chicago. So a little nod to Wendy @ Takingthelongwayhome in the subject (I could’ve gone with there’s no place like home).
Thankfully we were able to book a hotel near the airport, but I had to rely on my rapidly dwindling supply of protein bars for dinner. At about 9 pm.
We had smooth sailing the next day, but didn’t get home until almost dinner time. Apparently we lost power that night, for reasons unknown, yet I still managed to sleep through the very loud generator that’s right under our window. Yes, I was a little tired after all the hiking and a couple of frustrating days of travel. Normally there is no way I would be able to sleep through that kind of racket.
What with taper, all the hiking, and the race, I seem to have fallen out of the habit of doing anything else (like yoga, strength train, meditate). It’s time to get back to a more balanced way of life!
- Monday: Travel day with a detour overnight in Chicago
- Tuesday: Another travel day; made it and picked up Lola
- Wednesday: Dogwalk x 2 and picked up Bandit
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 3 mile easy run
- Friday: Dogwalk before the rain started, Bridges, Arms & JY Run Your Core
- Saturday: 3 miles easy
- Sunday: Father’s Day with the parents
Mileage: 6 (-9.6)
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I absolutely knew I was recovered properly, what with about 4 days of almost complete rest. So why the heck did I feel totally like a sloth during my run — in the rain — on Thursday?
It was a somewhat warm day so the rain wasn’t really bad, and considering I just had perfect weather for my race, I really can’t complain. Still — could the rain just stay away for a while? Not if you look at next week’s forecast, apparently.
In the end my pace wasn’t bad, and I had negative splits — which just happened.
The joke was on me, because Saturday was perfect positive splits! Hills, people, hills. But I got to run with someone for most of the run so it’s all good. Time to dial things back . . . just for a little bit!
I worked hard for my PR!
Favorites of the week
Home. I do love to travel, but I’m ready to just be at home for a while. Hopefully I can figure out a way to work some hiking into my weeks! Although running, dogwalking, swimming, hiking . . . even when you’re “retired” there’s still never enough hours in a day!
Other than our extended stay in Chicago, it’s been a quiet week and that’s nice for a change.
In case you missed it on Instagram (follow me here), I made S’mores French Toast yesterday. Easy peasy folks: make french toast. Crumble it up or cut it up. Top with chocolate chips, minim marshmallows, and some graham cracker bits. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making that again sometime!
There were more yummy desserts today, including a brownie sundae that literally fed the eight of us. Blogger fail, though, no photos at all.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you make s’mores during the summer (we don’t, actually)?
Are you lucky enough to live near nice places to hike (most places are at least a half hour drive from us)?
How do you fit it all in?!