My first week back to work post-vacation was good. No major fires to put out at work, and I was back in the swing of things on the workout front. I got 28 miles of running, and almost 65 miles of biking.
—> I posted a couple of recaps from our recent vacation HERE. You won’t want to miss the pictures! 🙂 bears!! (more posts to come this week too!)
Mon – run 5 miles, treadmill. With the heatwave we are in this week, I had no interest in going outside and sweating it up before my first day back to work after vacation. I mean, I spent time washing my hair and styling it on Sunday in preparation for an easy Monday morning, so why waste it? LOL But seriously, even though my basement is cool and comfortable, I was dripping in sweat when I was done with my 5 miler. And back to work was easy-peasy, so hooray for that! I also got to watch the final episode of Schitt’s Creek. So sad it’s over!
Also, I was feeling some DOMS after my trip to the gym on Sunday. Long time no see! My gym felt safe and was taking all the precautions in terms of cleaning, etc.
Tues – 2 miles running, at bootcamp. I could tell I haven’t done this workout in a few weeks. Oof! Not to mention it was 73 degrees. We were drenched with sweat just standing there! But as always, it was a great workout. (what a great picture of me… cut off on the right. haha!!!)
Fun thing happened today… I bought a new mountain bike!! (new ride #1) Bikes are hard to come by these days, but a local bike shop just happened to get in the model AND color that I wanted. I snapped it up!! I’m going to be loving this bike for years to come. My husband had to order one and it should be arriving in August.
Weds – run 4 miles, in the hot hot sweaty heat. It was the first 2020 meeting of the Daybreak Divas! I expected this to be an “easy” run for me, but I ended up chatting with the faster gals so I was pushing it. And in all honesty, I got dropped on the last half mile LOL!!! But hey, I got it done and it was good to see everyone again. We had to wear masks while waiting to run, and afterwards, but not during our run.
I’ve got a new plan for the rest of the summer… make a weekly date night stop at our local microbrews! We’ve got several in the area. The one I went to had a small art gallery in their building too, so we enjoyed our drinks away from the sweaty heat!
Thurs – run 5 miles. I slept in a bit and didn’t start my run until 8am. Oof, 76 degrees. Too hot for me! But I made it through, with a few stops along the trail in the shady tree spots. That’s where I found some poison ivy with my new app Seek! I had a terrible patch of poison ivy rash during my vacation but luckily I got a steroid shot the day we started our trip. Even with that, it was scary ugly (it was oozing through my pants. EWWWW!) and took 2 weeks to go away. Click on the small picture if you are brave 🙂
10 miles, biking with my son. We are twinning with our matching mountain bikes!
15 mins swimming laps in my pool. Yep, I made it 15 whole mins! I really gotta give people credit who train for swimming events. So not my jam. And my pool water is 92 degrees!!
Fri – Workout-paloooza! 2 miles running at bootcamp, 20 miles cycling, more strength training at the gym. Bootcamp was soooooo sweaty this morning. 74 degrees when we started! As always, a great way to start the day.
I talked my husband into joining me on a bike ride in the morning after I got home. As much as I love my new mountain bike, I love my road bike too! We were quite speedy this morning, and even had a surprise rain shower along the ride, which felt amazing. So good to cool down!
We went to the gym after the bike ride, so I got an extra strength workout. It was really busy at the gym too. I guess no one wanted to be outside running or working out in this heat.
Sat – 10.25 miles, long run. Oof. All the workouts yesterday did not set me up for a good run today, despite the temps being a little cooler (68). I even had some new shoes to try out (new ride #2), but it didn’t make the run any better. I stopped several times to rest in the shade. Oh well! My new shoes are Saucony Triumph 17, and are oh so comfy! They remind me of my old Asics Nimbus.
I spent the rest of the day rehydrating! Hooray for summer!!
Sun – 28 mile bike ride. It was a pretty great morning for a bike ride. Not hot and sunny, and the roads were clear. I’m already looking forward to another ride with my husband next Sunday! Weather permitting, it will be our 50 miler ride! 😁 I might be hitting the mountain bike trails later today with my son and husband too. I’m enjoying the slight drop in temperatures today!
Q: I’m curious – are you still in “quarantine”? Back to work, if you worked in an office?
We are starting to have discussions about what “back to school” will be looking like around here. Nothing definite yet, but I did buy some more masks so the kids will be prepared. Sad that it’s part of the “back to school” list now 😔
Q: Does anyone run in Saucony Triumph?
It’s quite the plush ride!