As I mentioned last week, Bill and I had a very special visitor Saturday and much of the day on Sunday – Pablo had his first sleepover with us! Sunday morning we took him on another walk and I tested out a little bit of running with him.


I had to laugh, though, because Pablo’s running style reminds me of a child running his/her first race – sprint, walk, sprint, walk, sprint, walk…


Once home, we did some functional training with a rope…


And then did a downward facing dog to stretch out…


Sunday afternoon came quickly and it was time to return Pablo to Daniel and Jess. Our other son Joseph had just flown into town for business so we had the added bonus of seeing three of our four for dinner. Unfortunately, since Joseph was here on business, Julie wasn’t with him. 🙁

I didn’t look nearly as cute as Pablo during my workouts this week, but I got them done anyway. Here I am stretching after Tuesday’s early morning run.


On Thursday morning during my run, I saw these three young raccoons two different times. They were having a great time exploring in my neighbor’s front yard before they crossed the street to visit another neighbor. 🙂


On Mondays and Fridays I see my first client at 5:45 AM. On Mondays I rush out after training him to go to another gym where I also see clients. On Friday; however, my next appointment wasn’t until the Balance and Stretching class I teach at 11:30, followed by afternoon clients. I had plenty of time to workout, design drills for my class, write a session plan for a new marathon client, and even do a load of laundry. Despite what my shirt says, I stayed up and got a tremendous amount of work done in my open time. 😉


Saturday morning I woke up to rain hitting our skylights at 5 AM. I’m not one to melt in the rain, but I haven’t had to run in the rain recently so I let out a groan as I rolled out of bed. I was meeting my friend Maureen who I rarely get to run with these days and couldn’t wait to catch up with her!

By the time I backed out of our garage, it had quit raining. As soon as I stepped out of my car at the trail, I wished it was still raining. The humidity was awful, and so thick that the air felt soupy! Around mile six the sky cleared and eventually the sun peeped out. We ran eight miles, each declaring that things might have ended differently had we not had each other to hold us accountable.

While drying off and awkwardly wrapping myself in towels so I wouldn’t get sweat all over my car’s seat and seat belt, I mentioned to Maureen that it would be much easier to wrap myself in a robe. Later in the afternoon, I found this pink beauty (affiliate link) on Amazon and I think I need to order it! It surely seems like it would be a lot easier putting on a robe than strategically laying towels on my car seat and wrapping yet another towel around my stinky wet body and clothes.


Once I got home, I headed back out on my bike for ten miles along pretty much the same course. I’m still riding my old bike until sometime in September when I can pick up my new bike. Doesn’t it look nice in front of the black eyed Susan’s at the front of our street?


In addition to working and working out this past week, I spent a lot of time sitting and going through pictures from our vacation in June. I wrote up two of my four remaining recaps and had so much fun doing so. It made both Bill and me dream of going back to Southern Utah sooner than later!

Sooooo 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/Wednesday – Sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park and meeting Kamran
  • Thursday – Mountain biking lessons 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:
  • Have you ever pet sat? If so, whose animal? 
  • Are Black Eyed Susans native to where you live? ~ I used to have them in one of my flower beds, but they’re so invasive that I pulled them out.
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!


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