It’s been a quiet month but I’m digging it. My body is also enjoying the fact that right now there’s only one semi-hard run per week . . . I’m sure that won’t last long.
- Monday: Dogwalk, Swim, Pahla B Full Body Tabata
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 3 TM miles
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, 4 miles with 4 x 2 min long hills, Pahla B Abs, JY Hip Reset
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy
- Friday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Full Body with Arms, Blogilates Abs & Thighs
- Saturday: 7 mile LSD, JY Hip Reset & Booty Lock Mitigation
- Sunday: Some walking around Martin Van Buren Historical Site
Mileage: 17 (-1)
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The forecasters are really pissing me off. They keep forecasting rain all day and then it’s dry all day. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had a rainy summer, but I just want an accurate forecast. Even semi-accurate.
Anyhoo, that’s mostly why I ended up on the treadmill today for the first time in a long time. Yes, Old Faithful appears to be working again. I upped my running pace just a bit and the whole 3 miles felt good.
Again, rain forecast all morning. It didn’t happen. Again. But it was super humid. By the time I fed everyone and got out there, it was already 8 am. The warmup miles were fine. Then there were the long hill repeats. I did my best . . . I’m not quite sure it’s what Rachel @ Runningonhappy wanted, but it’s early days.
I considered picking up Bandit for the cool down, but a) it was too hot and humid and b) because I’ve lost the charger for my Garmin I didn’t want to stop and have it run out of juice. Thankfully it had enough charge to cover this run.
Back on the treadmill. There was predicted thunderstorms and one big boom . . . of course in the end it didn’t rain during this run and I could have run outside. Oh well.
It’s a broken record of course: humid, rain predicted, no actual rain. There was cloud cover and a decent breeze; this run didn’t suck. Since my schedule and the group schedule didn’t mesh, and I didn’t sleep well and was up early anyway, I got in my extra 2 miles before the group.
I questioned my decision to add in some thigh work yesterday — definitely suffering a little DOMs from Friday’s workouts but nothing too bad.
I did manage to take a wrong turn, and ended up cutting back through the park (good thing I know it well!) since I didn’t want to add another mile to my run or walk forever at the end.
Favorites of the week
The charger for my Garmin went missing last week. I ordered a cheap replacement from Amazon — finding an actual replacement charger wasn’t actually easy — but I could see that one wouldn’t stand up so we did finally find and order an actual Garmin replacement charger.
Of course I looked all over the place for it. This morning, as we prepared to head down to my parents, Mr. Judy found it. In his car. No idea how it ended up there — it’s magnetic, so it tends to attach to metal objects, but still, just no idea.
We went to my parents today and took them out to a BBQ place. One with smokers; the real deal. We learned in TX that what y’all call barbeque up north is usually grilling. Mr. Judy really loved his BBQ. I’m not a big fan, actually, and brought my own lunch (but tried a little of everything).
My parents really love it, though, and they get pickier the older they get . . . they really enjoyed lunch.
And because Lola always needs a potty break, we finally stopped at the Martin Van Buren nature trails that we always pass on the way to my parents. They look nice, except they were not maintained and we couldn’t get very far before it was all overgrown. On the other side of the road, by the actual house (we stopped on the way back), they look like they’re better maintained.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
BBQ or grilled?
Favorite BBQ meat?
Ever lost your GPS watch charger? Was it a problem?