The weather has been pretty perfect for taking many of my clients outside for boot camp style workouts.  This particular client and I met at 6:45 this morning for a walk/run strength training session.  We power walked for 1/2 mile while stopping along the way to do lunges, push-ups, squats, jumping jacks, chest presses, rows, etc.  At the end of the 1/2 mile, we turned around and ran back to our starting point.  We did this two to three times and then ended our session with some planks, quadrupeds, and stretching.

During our run portion of our workout today, we almost ran over a fawn that stepped onto the trail right in front of us.  Seconds later we saw its dad standing by the trail.  We were so started that I didn’t get a picture!

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Yesterday I had another client doing a kettle bell workout  when our community lawn crew came through.  We had to grab our stuff and run to the un-mowed naturalized area so  we wouldn’t be in the way!

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I’ve got a little problem here that is quite shocking!  My “Race Registration Confirmations” folder is empty.  🙁  I’ll sign up for the local turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning, but other than that I don’t have any races planned until spring.  What’s a girl gonna do?  My BRF is doing a duathlon this weekend, but I have a scheduling conflict and couldn’t sign up for it with her.  Plus I haven’t been on a bike in about twenty years.  And I kind-of-sort-of-sold my bike at a yard sale…

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Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to my Cruiser friend Vamshi.  He injured his foot earlier this summer and has been slowly building his mileage back up.  Last weekend he successfully ran a 10K and sent me this picture from the finish line.  Cruisers rock!

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Last week after the race, Bill and I stopped at Panera to grab a sandwich on our way home.  I know that I’m not supposed to photograph food from above, but I had to take a picture of this straw.  It was the almost the same diameter as a dime!  BTW, that’s my water and Bill’s chocolate-mocha-latte-coffee-whipped-creamy thingy.

PaneraHugeStrawHere’s a better picture that even the writers of Blogging for Dummies would approve of!  Well, maybe they wouldn’t approve of the iPad on the table and having a person’s arms in the picture…

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It’s Friday afternoon!  Enjoy your weekend!

  • Questions:
  • Have you ever done a boot camp class?
  • What races are on your horizon?
  • Do you like chocolate mocha latte (or whatever they’re called) drinks?

 

Happy Running! ~ Deb