It was yet another hot and humid week in Mississippi with a few much-needed rain showers. No complaints. I didn’t get all of my push ups in this week and only ran 3 miles, but I did get in two strength training sessions and 45 miles cycling. I’m contemplating heading up to north Mississippi in a couple of weeks to participate in the Bikes, Blues and Bayous bike ride. They have 46 mile and 62 (metric century) options. I’d like to do at least the 46 miler just to get my ‘feet wet’ in large group riding. They are estimating a little over 1,000 participants….quite a difference from the little 6 person Saturday morning group rides I’ve participated in the past. In the meantime, let’s see how my week looked…..
Sunday: 45 min elliptical
Monday: 3 mile run
When it’s 68 degrees on a July morning in Mississippi ….you run! Despite the 100% humidity, this run felt pretty dang good. Oh how I miss cooler temps. sigh
Tuesday: Strength Training (upper body)/50 push ups and 45 minutes of speed intervals on the Spin bike (10 miles with medium to heavy resistance)
Wednesday: Traded my #wednesdayworkout for #winewednesday ….it is what it is.
Thursday: An overcast day looked to be the perfect setting for a 25 mile bike ride….until that dark cloud opened up and dropped a heavy rain shower on me! After 3 miles in the pouring rain, I decided to wrap up my ride with a total of 17 miles.
Friday: Strength training (upper body & 50 push ups) and 45 min. on the Spin bike (15 miles)
Saturday: Major Hubs and I, joined efforts with his brother and his wife to plan a small celebration for my Mother and Father in-law’s 60th wedding anniversary. Their only request was that their children and grand children gather together at the little cabin they built on the farm land that he grew up on. The only gift they wanted was their family to come together with as much love and grace for one another as they have shown each of us throughout the years. What an honor to celebrate with them and witness as much love and tenderness shared between them 60 years from their wedding day!
In other news …the house hunting continued this week and we’ve narrowed it down to two. As much as I hate the idea of moving again, I am so ready to get settled!
Also, if you’re a regular follower, you know that Holly (HoHo Runs) and I have plans to tackle a century ride, or at least a metric century, in the fall. If you’ve missed my recent cycling series posts and are interested, you can check them out here and here. Stay tuned for the third post in the series in which I will share with you the five things you absolutely must have when getting started in cycling.
….and that’s a wrap! Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out our lovely hostesses Holly, Tricia and guest hostess Janelle from Run With No Regrets blogs and see what fun activities they are up to during these dog days of summer.