Last week I talked about coming home from vacation to rest, but even so, this was a very busy week. Yes, I had some down time on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons without clients, but every time I sat down to work on my laptop, I started nodding off. I have got to get a better handle on sleep by getting to bed earlier, especially since I just added a new 6 AM client two mornings a week…

Enough about that, let’s talk about running! My first run of the week and real sustained run since the Grand Teton Half was late Monday night and solo. Tuesday was one of those crazy days where if I’d gone for my usual run with friends, I wouldn’t have had time to shower until after 4 PM at the end of my workday. My clients appreciated my thoughtfulness and a fresh-smelling Deb!

Monday evening’s run was tough to say the least. After running a 9:54 average pace at over 6,100 feet for 13.1 miles at my race, I struggled to average 11:22 at 295 feet for 5 miles. Granted I was running not too long after dinner and I hate running in the evening, but seriously?

Thursday morning I met my friends for our normal run. It was pretty weird to look out my kitchen window and see a gorgeous sunrise before I left our house at 5:20 AM – quite the contrast to driving home in the dark after our run for most of the winter months. The sun shining on these buildings where, rumor has it, a coffee shop is planned to open soon was quite lovely so I snapped a memory.


Friday afternoon I finally applied the runner girl decal (affiliate link) to the back of my car that Bill got for me for my birthday back in November


Saturday morning I woke up to 59° for our 6 AM run – talk about perfect running weather for June! I was meeting Tracy and Tiffany for what will be one of our last runs together before Tiffany moves to San Diego at the end of the month. I will miss her sweet and quiet nature, and our commonality of both being moms to two boys and melanoma warriors.


We thought it totally appropriate to make sad faces at the “Leaving Loudoun County” sign on the W&OD Trail.


As I often do, after our run I played around with my GoPro (affiliate link) for a little while…


And finally, happy Father’s Day to the best guy I could have picked to be my lifelong partner. Not only is he a wonderful father to our two sons and loves my mom dearly, but he enjoys playing paparazzi and following me around at my races! You can check out some of his photography here. Love ya, Babe! xoxo And of course it goes without saying that I miss my dad every day, not just on Father’s Day…


In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, you only missed last Sunday’s weekly rundown…

For this coming week, I do hope to finish my Grand Teton Half Race Recap and get it posted by Thursday. I’ve got a good start on it with all 34+ pictures edited and ready to insert. Also as I mentioned last week, I am not going to stress myself out getting the following blog posts completed:

  • Grand Teton Half recap
  • Phelps Lake hike and meeting CL
  • Deer Valley hike and visiting Olympic Park with dear friends
  • Delicate Arch hike
  • Canyonlands hike
  • Dead Horse Point at sunset and meeting Karman
  • Mountain biking private lessons and ride with Sylvie


In addition to the exercise I mentioned above, here’s a complete run-down of my workouts from this past week (completed mostly in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • Which are busier, your summers or winters? ~ My summers tend to be because of the outside gardening I like to do, and increased entertaining. 
  • Have you had to say goodbye to a runner friend recently? ~ I’ve have two leaving this month Vamshi and Tiffany. 🙁
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!


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I’m linking up with Holly at HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking The Long Way Home for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!