I’m beginning to think that I will never finish painting… I’d hoped to post pictures of my beautiful new sitting area on our deck where our hot tub used to be, but I was so busy painting this past week that it didn’t even dawn on me to take a picture. To make life crazier, just as I finished painting the privacy wall, our swing came in. I picked it up on Friday, and started painting it yesterday. Painting between all those little slats is a pain in the neck, ya’ll!

I’d hoped to get the Loudoun Half and 8K recap up by last Thursday, but that didn’t happen either. Bill is working on editing pictures from the race as I type, so hopefully the recap will be up by this Thursday.


  • Tuesday 
  • Interval Run – 1.5-mile warm-up, 3 x 1600 at 7:59, 7:58 and 7:40 paces (7:47 goal pace), and 1.5-mile cool-down; 400 easy run between intervals
  • Rodney Yee’s Complete Yoga For Beginners (affiliate link) – Yoga For Flexibility
  • Exterior Painting – 7 hours


  • Wednesday 
  • Strength Training – 1 hour
  • Bike – 16 miles – 1:02:59
  • Yoga for Runners

Since I never see my friend Erin anymore (she now runs at 5 AM and I just can’t do that – 5:30 is early enough for me), we met for lunch on Wednesday. Again, no picture. What? It was so nice catching up. This coming Friday and Saturday we will have plenty of time to catch up since she’s running Ragnar Trail Richmond, too!

Wednesday afternoon I had my six-month full body check with my dermatologist. I’m always on edge just a little bit before I see him, but I’m thrilled to announce that I’m a year and a half skin cancer free! 


  • Thursday 
  • Tempo Run – 1-mile warm-up at 9:11, 4 tempo miles at 8:46, 8:47, 8:30, 8:20, and 1-mile cool-down at 9:51
  • Yoga For Flexibility


  • Friday 
  • Strength Training – 1 hour
  • Yoga Basics


  •  Saturday 
  • Long Run – 10 miles at 9:36 pace
  • Painting – 3 hours

It rained yesterday for our run, and my Cruiser/MRTT friend Kim and I ran ten miles together. We started at 7 AM with our MRTT friends in a light drizzle, and then swung back to the parking lot to meet the Cruisers at 8 AM in a light rain. The only two Cruiser friends who had shown up, had already left because it was raining too hard for them, and they left to go to the gym. One friend was planning to run/walk, so I can totally understand not wanting to walk in the rain.  


I’m hoping to finish painting our swing tomorrow, so I can move forward and focus on packing for Ragnar. Only five more days!


Weekly Overview:  

  • Weight Training: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Running: Tuesday – 6.5 miles , Thursday – 6 miles, Saturday – 10 miles (Total: 22.5 miles)
  • Biking: Wednesday – 16 miles 
  • Yoga: Daily except Saturday
  • Teeter Inversion: Sunday
  • Average Steps Per Day: 29,065
  • Average Hours Sleep Per Night: 6:10


  • Questions:
  • Do you enjoy painting?
  • Have you run a Ragnar Relay or Ragnar Trail Relay?
  • Did you race this weekend? 


Have a great week!

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