Since Bill and I had both caught an uninvited late summer virus, we decided to postpone heading to the beach until this past Tuesday. I felt pretty good on Monday, and as you can tell from my chart below, I ran, lifted, and did yoga. Since I wouldn’t be above sea level for the next week or so, I chose to run hill repeats while I could. I felt great during my repeats, but perhaps I overdid it because on Tuesday I was feeling crappy again.

This whole week, neither Bill nor I have felt like our usual high-energy selves. If watching the Olympics from the sofa while eating mint chocolate chip ice cream were an Olympic sport, I would have won multiple gold medals. Cliché – yes, exaggeration – no. 

The ridiculously hot and humid weather hasn’t helped any either. The delightfully cool air conditioned temperature in our little beach cottage begs us to stay indoors rather than venturing out. We have taken a few walks (with a little running thrown in), and down by the ocean there is just enough of a breeze to make it bearable – barely. 

Yesterday and the day before, we got up at 3:30 AM to watch the Perseid Meteor Showers. It was amazing, but that’s a separate story for a whole post of its own. Yesterday, once it was time for the sun to come up we went back down to the beach to take sunrise pictures; and today we headed to Currituck Sound for some standup paddle boarding and had a blast. At least we’re doing a few things besides watching the Olympics and napping!

It’s 5 PM and I haven’t napped yet today, so I’ll leave you for now. There’s no reason to break a tradition at this point…

Speaking of lying on the sofa taking it easy, check out my daily steps – lowest ever since I got my Fitbit last summer…



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

Cameras used for blog photography include:


  • Questions:
  • Do you workout while on vacation?
  • What is your favorite vacation activity? 
  • Did you race this weekend? 


Have a great week!


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