Last week I titled my Weekly Wrap “Coasting in to Utah” because I had been feeling a few aches, pains and niggles during my long runs and had decided to ease up and just coast on in…. so, this week, the coasting continued with only two runs and a few ‘coasting’ miles on the bike. While occasionally, I have a small moment of panic thinking that I haven’t gotten enough miles in …overall, I feel ready and I’d rather arrive in Utah with fresh legs and no niggles!
Monday: 4.5 mile early morning Memorial Day run before gathering with the Major Hubs family for grilling out. As I posted on IG …my geraniums have been really showing out this year! I also said that I couldn’t remember ever having this many blooms on a plant at once. Well, since Monday, there are six more about to open up! Nothing says summer for me more than red geraniums.
Tuesday: Cross Training with 15 miles on “Lexi”! I can’t wait to get more miles on her after my half in Utah is done! I do love beautiful views “behind bars” 🙂
Wednesday: 11 hot, humid, hellacious miles to wrap up my long runs for this training cycle….if you can call it a training cycle. It hasn’t been the best, but keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll get me to the finish line! On a good note …this run pushed my May mileage total just over 80.
Thursday: Started Day 1 of my June Challenge with 100 push ups and a back/bi workout at the gym. With this half marathon training, I’ve let my strength training slip a
little lot, so I’m anxious to get back on track with that as well.
Friday: Day 2 of June Challenge – 100 squats (50 with a 15lb kettlebell)
Saturday: Woke up to rain so I decided not to run, which was fine since I had only planned on running 5 anyway. Instead, we loaded up a few pieces of furniture to take to the college boy. He loved his first year of college so much that he decided to stay in Oxford and take a few summer courses to get ahead. What this really means, is that he is trying to lighten his fall semester load so that it doesn’t interfere with his social life too much! 🙂 Speaking of social life ….Major Hubs and I have decided that college kids today have it so much better than we ever did. For instance, I lived in the dorms throughout all four years of college (I did attend a small liberal arts private college though, which makes a big difference in regards to housing) ….my son? He just moved into a house that he will be sharing with two other guys, which I realize is the norm these days. However, when we pulled into the driveway of his house, we just started shaking our heads in disbelief …..yes, we were picturing the typical college rental house that three fraternity brothers would be sharing. You know the one, circa 1960’s, paint peeling, shutters hanging on for dear life by only a couple of hinges, folding chairs on the front porch with empty beer cans lying around. Instead, this is what we pull up to….
….this house is brand new! They are the first to live in it. The grandfather of one of the boys bought it specifically for him to live in while in college. While it obviously isn’t big, it has all the modern amenities and is nicer than many people twice their age live in. I mean, it has a refrigerator with a Keurig built in! Wth? I don’t even have a built in Keurig in my fridge and the Keurig I do have, sitting on my counter, leaks!
After a quick tour of the new “college pad” and after me asking why no one was parked inside the garage, the college boy opens the garage door to explain ….
…..they had to have a place to hang out, have parties and play pool. Silly me. I thought it was for parking your vehicles. Ahhh, the life of a 19-year-old truly is bliss. I hope to one day be able to live as well as my kid does!
And that’s a wrap! This time next week, Utah will be in the rearview mirror and my focus will be on cross training, cycling and push-ups ….lots of push-ups!
As always, every Sunday we link up with our fabulous hosts, Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap. This week’s guest hostess is Mary Beth so please show her some love by visiting her blog in addition to the regular hostesses along with as many other bloggers as you can! We are here to encourage, motivate and help each other as we navigate this roller coaster called life!
What races do you have coming up? Will you be easing up for the summer months? Do you have a kid in college? If so, how are they “living”? Will you be in Utah?