As of post time, I’m sure everyone is still wondering what’s going to happen with the Garmin outage! I know it affects us runners and cyclists, but there is a serious loss to those who use Garmin for aviation. I’ve never really thought about them! I hope they get it straightened out soon!! [because I have to manually add this stuff up….] Run = 28 miles, Biking = 74 miles, 40 mins elliptical this week. I did a ton of stuff this week!
Mon – running, 5 miles. I got outside right when the sun lit up the sky. Hello Monday! Honestly I’ve surprised myself being able to get my workout in and get to work on time since they’ve relocated my office. I mean, I could never get to work on time when I was 8 mins from my house, but now that I have a 25 min commute, I’ve been killing it! Being organized and giving my hair a blowout on Sunday has really streamlined my morning routine. It’s a win! Today’s miles were a bit slow due to minor stiffness due to the long bike ride yesterday, and the oppressive humidity! That sunrise though…
Tues – running, 2 miles – 1 hour of bootcamp workout!! We had such a good workout at bootcamp this morning. My friend comes up with all of our workouts and she told us she was bringing balls for us. What, balls? Well my friends, everyday exercises can be doubled in benefit when you add a ball! Such as, doing arm curls while squatting? Add a ball between your knees and you get an extra resistance workout! And OH MY, what a workout we had. I had to take some Ibuprofen when I got to work. Ha!! That’s a good sign of some new muscles being used for sure.
Ladies Ride Night – 14 miles. Week 2 of ride night and I’m keeping up with the pack. Heck, it’s easy to go 17 mph when you’re tucked into the middle of a group 🙂 Garmin reported our top speed hit 20.4 (on flat land)! Our average pace was 15.4 because we make several stops at road crossings. I struggled a little bit with getting clipped in after so many stops, but that just gives me practice and hopefully soon I will be faster with that.
Following the ride we all stopped over to the ice cream parlor across the street and enjoyed a treat. I got an odd selection – a twist of lemon Dole Whip (yum) and Snickers yogurt (yum). Individually they are good flavors, but together they just kind of cancelled each other out!
Weds – Run 5.5 miles. Just a slow run around my neighborhood. I had to laugh when I saw the humidity was reported at 100% on my app! Yep, that’s exactly what it felt like. Also fun – I saw a red fox in my neighborhood! At first I thought it was the coyote, but it was much smaller and I saw a white tip on its tail. My husband and I did have another “microbrewery Weds date night”. You can see we like different kinds of beer!
Thurs – Run 3 miles, bike 18 miles. I tried to go out for a longer run, but the heat just exhausted me and the run was no fun. So I opted for a ride instead! And my husband joined me – nice to have some company!
Fri – 2 miles bootcamp run + 10 miles long run. Our bootcamp workout was a lot of fun again with the balls. 5:45 is getting darker and darker 🙁 Since I’m done with bootcamp at 7am, I just went for my long run to make the best use of my free time! Stopped along the way for some pictures in the park.
Post workout I stopped at Wendy’s to try their new “Frosty-ccino” (spoiler alert, I won’t be getting it again. Not impressed!) When I picked up my drink at the drive-thru, the guy asked me if I did cross fit (note, I’m red faced and still sweaty!). I told him “No, but I did a bootcamp workout at 5:45am and then ran 10 miles.” He said, “oh, you’re really fit! People who do crossfit look like that too. Do you workout every day?” I replied “Usually. I train for marathons.” LOL!!! I guess my strength training is paying off!
Kayaking with the family. Despite the mixed up 2020 we’ve been having, I still have a “summer bucket list”. We checked off another box with some fun in the Maumee River! We got a giant pretzel for lunch too. Yum!
Sat – 40 mins elliptical. It’s been so long since I’ve used my elliptical! I wanted to ride my bike in the morning, but we had mountain biking on the agenda for the afternoon. It was nice to watch some TV. Later I moved some rocks around in the yard. I’m so happy to get this project done!!
12 miles of mountain biking! My husband just got his new mountain bike, so we are all equipped to handle the trails now. We love our bikes! This week my big accomplishment was going over this wooden obstacle. Honestly, I get a bit anxious just looking at it again. I can’t believe I didn’t fall off of it!!! I don’t know why riding in a straight line over wooden planks is so hard, but it is nerve wracking in my opinion!
Sun – 30 mile bike ride. I saw the weather forecast was going to be amazing for cycling, so I opted for a ride instead of a run. I love the emptiness of the roads on a Sunday morning! It is my hilly route, and I got a top speed of 26.7 mph going down a hill. So fun!
Also, you might want to read all about our adventure in Glacier National Park (found HERE). There were bikes, rain, BEARS!, and a girl went way outside her comfort zone!! It’s a good one! 🙂
Q: Have you ever exercised with small balls?
Great news, she found them at the grocery store for $1 ! How about that for affordable gym equipment 🙂