It was another hot and humid July week here in the South with temps reaching well into 90’s every day. I know it’s hot everywhere but geez …..it doesn’t even drop into the upper 70’s until after the sun sets. However, thanks to Lexi (my road bike), despite the relentless oppressive heat, I’m still managing to enjoy some outdoor workouts.
This Week’s Workouts:
- Sunday: 4 mile run
- Monday: 13 mile cycling / 50 push ups
- Tuesday: 3.5 speed intervals on the treadmill / strength training / core
- Wednesday: 10 mile cycling / 50 push ups
- Thursday: 30 mile cycling
- Friday: Strength Training
- Saturday: 3 mile run
Total Miles: Cycling – 53 … Running – 10.5
While I will admit that I am finally beginning to miss my running miles, the cycling and strength training is keeping me satisfied and mentally committing to a Century ride in the fall has given me a goal to focus on ….because we all need goals, right? If the weather permits, I am definitely going to sign up for the Bikes, Blues and Bayous bike ride in Greenwood Mississippi on August 5th. With 11, 22, 46 and 62 mile rides, there’s a distance for everyone. So, if you live nearby and are looking for a fun way to beat the heat, dust off your bike and head to flat lands of Mississippi’s delta to be showered in Southern hospitality, great music and all the chocolate milk you can consume. #carpecycling
Since most of us usually have annoying gym stories to report, I thought I’d share the cutest picture from one of my gym sessions this week. While crushing my core in the “big room” on Tuesday, the Silver Sneakers class was getting their cardio on with the Macarena dance. I couldn’t help but smile as some of those little old ladies still have some “moves”!
In other news, I drove to my parents house on Friday for a few hours. After only a few minutes inside the house, I kept hearing chirping noises and finally asked what in the heck it was. My Mom proceeds to pick up a shoe box with a hand towel draped over it and told me to look inside …..
…..four little fuzzy baby birds were all snuggled inside their nest. Apparently, my parents cat had decided to go on a bird hunt and left these sweet little babies motherless. So my mother has become a surrogate bird mom and seems to be doing a great job as they have grown tremendously. I’ll be interested to see how she will ‘teach’ them to fly!!
And to make a good visit even better …..I discovered that my parents have two very large fig trees that I never knew about. How did I not know this??? I mean, they’ve been in this house since I was in the 9th grade! Needless to say, I grabbed a bowl and went to picking my absolute favorite summer fruit.
These are no doubt, some of the biggest figs I’ve ever seen and I’ve about made myself sick gorging on them. No preserves, jams or butter will be made with these ….raw is the only way to eat a fresh fig!
And that’s a wrap! As always, I’m linking up with Holly Tricia and guest host Darlene for the Weekly Wrap. Be sure to stop by and visit these ladies and as many others as you can. You never know if your next best friend is just waiting to be discovered!
How are you beating the summer heat? Have you dusted off your bikes yet? Do you like figs? Raw or cooked? Have you ever raised baby birds or any other wild animal?
Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one ride at a time!