Top on my list this past week was recovering and getting my Ragnar DC recaps out in a timely basis. It wasn’t that pushing hard while running a total of 20.44 miles in 24 hours did me in, it was the lack of sleep. I’m not one to require a lot of sleep, but 1 hour 20 minutes wasn’t enough over a 42 hour period from the time I got up on Friday until I crawled back under my welcoming covers in my bed on Saturday night, even for me. 

I planned to chill, this past week – that was the game plan – and chill I did; however, I spent way too much time sitting at my desk editing pictures and writing the first two of my planned four Ragnar DC recaps. I’d love to have you join me for Part 1 and Part 2, so please click on those two blue links if you have any desire to read about our really fun two-day adventure!

Saturday morning I decided it was time to hit the running trail once again, and headed over to the W&OD Trail to meet one of my Cruiser friends. After five miles with Alan, I set back out to complete my planned eight-mile run. While out, I saw Bill heading out on his 35-mile bike ride and let the GoPro do its magic… with some fun and heavy editing on my part. 


After our run/bike ride, we spent the afternoon watching college football. We’d sold our tickets to this weekend’s Hokies game, so we watched from the comfort of our home. It was the perfect afternoon with my favorite football buddy!

Planning ahead, I have two more 5K’s left on my race calendar for the remainder of the year. I plan to rejoin my MRTT friends for their early morning Tuesday and Thursday runs, but might throw in hill repeats every couple of weeks simple because I really enjoy running hills. As for Saturday long runs, depending on how I feel week to week I’ll probably stick with eight to ten mile runs just so I’ve got the mileage in case another race pops up that I want to run.

Even though I didn’t meet my usual weekly goals, I’m totally happy with how my week turned out. My body thanks me for taking it a little easier this week… 



Fitness tools beyond the equipment in my gym that I used during the week included: 


Cameras used for blog photography include:


  • Questions:
  • How much time do you usually take off after a big race?
  • Do you like the heavy editing or not? ~ I usually prefer the more realistic editing, but sometimes when a picture is too dark, this is a fun way to make it usable. 
  • Did you race this weekend? 


Have a great week!


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Happy Running! ~ Deb