Running went well enough this week. No swimming, unfortunately, because I felt super run down on Monday and ended up taking an extra rest day (which did the trick) and I just wasn’t able to squeeze it in later in the week. It was a cool, rainy week. Until today — a beautiful summer day but was I active today? Read on!
- Monday: Dogwalk, unscheduled rest day because I was feeling super run down
- Tuesday: 4 drizzly, easy miles, Pahla B Balance, Dogwalk
- Wednesday: 4 easy miles (1 mile 8 x 1 minute hill repeats), Dogwalk, Yoga
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 3 easy miles on the treadmill, Pahla B Abs, Yoga
- Friday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Full Arms & Abs, Blogilates Arms
- Saturday: 8 mile LSD
- Sunday: Dogwalk (sort of)
Mileage: 19 (NC)
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The sort of day we hated as kids at camp: cool and rainy. But just what the runner who’s tired of heat & humidity almost enjoys.
I know I’m a broken record here, but the forecast was for clearing during my run — nope, medium to light drizzle the entire run. Which was fine. Then when I walked the dogs, the forecast was for drizzle. Nope, we remained dry the entire time.
Started out super slow but picked it up as the miles ticked off — not that I was trying to.
I actually did a proper dynamic warmup yesterday. Because I was hoping it would stop raining! This morning I did one, too, simply because it was still cloudy and cool (and thankfully stayed that way through my run and walking the dogs).
It feels so much better to walk the dogs as a cool down vs a warm up!
Picked Bandit up for a half mile cool down.
Still on track with my warmups, back on the treadmill. Since I already had one rainy run this week, I opted to stay dry.
I had actually hoped to join a trail run in the evening, but it rained much of the day. And even though it was dry in the evening, I didn’t feel like running on wet grass/trails. Or just wimped out. You be the judge.
Another cloudy Saturday . . . lower humidity . . . and best of all my training schedule and my group’s schedule matched for once!
A pretty consistent run again and my running buddy managed to stick with me the whole run.
Favorites of the week
Was there a favorite? Not an exciting week (and didn’t really end on a high note, either). Not a bad week, either. Having a long run with someone the whole way is always good. And the sushi dinner that night was tasty, too. Brunch today was really good, too (my photos just didn’t do it justice) and it didn’t take nearly as long as the reviews had led me to believe it would.
Today was the most beautiful day. And I thought I had a great plan for it — an easy, scenic hike; brunch at a dog friendly restaurant — and the weather really cooperated. And that’s about the only thing that did.
We couldn’t do the hike I’d planned because the park wanted proof of rabies vaccination for the dogs. Not only do we no longer vaccinate Lola (per vet’s instructions), I also didn’t have Bandit’s papers and we never put the tags on them. Our next choice had no parking. And the last place we stopped at — well you can see the trail is marked no dogs allowed! Really????
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Ever been turned away due to lack of rabies vaccine proof?
Ready for some rain or ready for it to dry out?
Do you think a tofu/egg scramble sounds odd (it was good!)?