This week’s recap comes to you much, much later than usual due to a fun-filled Sunday, but since my recaps run Sunday to Saturday, today’s adventures will have to wait until next week…

Last Sunday, Bill and I rode our bikes for 32 miles out into Western Loudoun and back, something that’s becoming a Sunday regular. When I bought my bike last year, I went for cheap just in case I didn’t enjoy riding. Cheap = a heavy steel frame which leaves me at a definite disadvantage when trying to keep up. I’ve really gotten the biking bug, and Bill and I enjoy the opportunity to do another sport together now that Bill’s no longer running. As I mentioned in Friday’s post, Bill pre-ordered a bike for me for our anniversary. I have visions of speeding along on a non-basic bike shifting through the gears with out having to skip certain gears due to the annoying rattling noises those gears make. At this point, I’m too lazy to drive it to Reston for a tuneup.


Tuesday’s run was super early and I finished just as it as getting light (thus no picture). I love it during those couple of weeks in June when it’s already starting to lighten up as I leave my bedroom at 5 AM, and I’m bummed that I’m already needing a headlamp when I head out for my run at 5:30.

I mixed things up on Wednesday and ran again. We were going out to dinner Wednesday night to celebrate and since I’d be spending time on beauty duty, I didn’t want to frizz out my hair on a Thursday morning run – yes, I often plan my workouts around my hair. 😉

After my run, I planked for a picture on our deck landing since I hadn’t taken a running picture.


I mixed it up again on Friday morning and ran because we were meeting friends for dinner Friday night and you guessed it, I didn’t want to frizz out my perfectly straightened hair with a run on Saturday morning. I chose to run on Friday after my 5:30 AM client and before my clients later in the morning. It worked out well and I even got to head out for the first quarter mile with Bill.


My GoPro died after I took video of Bill riding (recharging error on my part) so I tried to take a running picture with my phone…


Saturday morning, Daniel and Jess dropped Pablo off for a trial sleepover since we’ll be watching him twice this fall for a week each time. He did great and was properly spoiled as any good granddog should be!


Saturday afternoon I left to go to the gym to teach a class that I teach twice a month. It’s a two-hour class on the principles of exercise and how to use all of the cardio and strength training equipment in the gym. I left Pablo in the capable hands of Bill and they went for a walk. Later after dinner, we took him for another short walk. It was so fun having him visit!


In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…

Looking ahead to this coming week, I’ll be sharing the following posts chock-full of pictures…

  • Tuesday – Hiking in Arches National Park
  • Thursday – Hiking in Canyonlands National Park


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:
  • Do you ever plan your runs around your hair schedule? ~ I’ve had clients come to me to workout immediately after getting their hair done. I’m like, “I don’t want to make you sweat and mess up your hair!” 😉
  • What cross-training have you been into lately?
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!


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