Once again, I’m late to the Weekly Wrap party. I’m telling you, this dang ‘part time’ job gig seems to be taking up much more than 30 hours of my week! Between work, dog sitting the grand pups and trying my level best to stick to my training plan, blogging has definitely been pushed to the back burner.
Oh well, better late than never, right?
Week 2 of Ways Bluff 25k training was pretty darn smooth. It’s still early, I know. I hate that I’m already having trouble fitting in workouts other than my scheduled 4 runs per week. However, I will say that the trail runs are a serious workout and seem to more than make up for any other cross training workouts I’m missing.
Here’s how my week went:
Monday: 2 Miles of hill repeats
Hot and humid post work run …yes, it was a sweat fest.
Wednesday: 3 mile tempo run with the Fleet Feet Rock Runners
Tempo runs are hard for me …yet seriously satisfying, especially with a group!
Thursday: 2 mile easy trail run
Hit the trails with my oldest son after work. He was lagging behind this time so I doubled back to check on him. When I caught up with him, I found him standing over this bad boy, with a stick in hand. Boys will be boys, right? Sigh….. I was surprised my son even noticed this snake as it blends in so well. It was just chilling out in a tiny little creek running alongside a section of the trail. I would’ve never seen it myself and could have gone the rest of my life not knowing how close it was to me. But hey, as long as it stays in the water and I don’t trip and fall in the water with him, we’re all good!
Friday: 30 minutes pool running and 15 minutes in the hot tub
Ahhhhh….. need I say more?
Saturday: 5 mile single track trail run with the Fleet Feel Rock Runners
Beautiful new trails to try out …very well-marked and even had all the roots and stumps spray painted for visibility! A trail runner’s dream!
Sunday: Planned on attending Body Pump class, but a cookout with all three of my boys won out! These moments are few and far in between …so I take them when I can get them and treasure every single moment.
Trail Stats to date: 13 miles, 1 tick bite, 1 snake, 0 falls
With the arrival of August, Summer break comes to a close. The youngest goes back to school soon, the college boy heads back to college and Major Hubs will be coming home ….yet the oppressive heat and humidity lingers on.
Happy Running my friends!
I’m linking up, albeit late, with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap. If you are late to the party like me, be sure to stop by their blogs and read all about their ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ styled shenanigans!
Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one hot and humid week at a time!