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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

On Sunday evening I got a text from Deborah asking if I’d like to join her, Kim, Coco, Erica, Linda, and several of Deborah’s MRTT friends for dinner on Friday as they celebrated their upcoming race, the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. Imagine about twenty women – who all love to talk about running – standing around in a kitchen (don’t we always do that?) excitedly discussing training plans, race day attire, favorite races, etc. The volume quickly grew to that of a teenybopper sleepover and it was fabulous! Thank you again, Deborah, for hosting us and including me even though I didn’t run in the race this morning.

L to R: Coco, Kim, Erica, Deb, Deborah, Linda

This Week’s DIY Project

I feel like perhaps I should move on from my fitness blog and start writing a DIY blog. This past week I put together three pieces of furniture for our master closet (as part of our master bath remodel). Think IKEA-style with wordless directions and you’ve got a good feel for my project. The first piece was slow going because I didn’t want to have to take anything apart after putting it together incorrectly. Once I figured out my system, I plowed through all sixteen drawers with ease, assembly line fashion. Anytime I wasn’t with a client, I was working on the furniture and managed to finish up our two chests and a dresser on Friday morning.


Injury Update

I continued to feel progressively better this week until after Saturday’s run when I felt some nerve pain in my leg. The pain could be a result of a bit too much mileage on my runs this past week, or it could be from over stretching while teaching my Balance and Stretching Class on Friday. Just as I turned to the left during a seated torso twist stretch, I felt a pull in my right SI joint area. It’s feeling much better today so I’m hopeful it was just a little annoyance that’s already healing.

My MRI is scheduled for this Wednesday and I’m hoping it will bring some answers to my numb right foot and shin. I’ve learned to hold my spine like an immobile stick while reaching into the sink to wash dishes and that helps tremendously, but it looks ridiculous and is very awkward and uncomfortable.


And Now on to a RunDown of this Past Week’s Workouts…



My mileage total hit 15 for the week. My two weekday runs were at zero-dark-thirty (yes, I headed out one morning at 4:40 AM, the other at 5:05 AM). A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to fit her runs into a busy day.

Of course, the highlight of my running week was meeting Tracy at Trailside Park for a run on the W&OD Trail. We ran east the short distance to where the new bench Bill and I donated is located (near mile marker 28). Since I’d stopped by on Wednesday, the caution tape had been removed, but the bench was wet from the overnight rain and we couldn’t sit on it.


We continued running east to our turnaround point and decided to snap a running pic on our return. Tune in to my Instagram on Thursday to see why I was holding the pink ribbon. 😉


Just after passing the bench on the way back to the park, we saw Bill riding toward us so we made a quick turnaround so Tracy could capture a picture of the two of us together. ♥♥♥


I had planned to run the Hungry Mother 25K Trail Race on Saturday, but once I realized I wouldn’t recover in time from my injury to train properly, I didn’t register. So I did the next best thing and wore last year’s shirt – my favorite race shirt – on yesterday’s run.



I only got on my spin bike (affiliate link) three times this week, but totaled 52 miles thanks to a 30-mile ride on Thursday. Bill is out riding as I type, but I passed on going out today…


Strength Training

There’s nothing new to report in the strength training department and as I mention every week, consistently is key no matter how busy work and life gets…



Thank you, cobra pose!


It’s on the Blog

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


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


  • Questions:
  • Bloggers, have you had the opportunity to do any meetups with online friends?
  • Have you tried putting together IKEA-style furniture? Thoughts? ~ I was fine once I got the hang of their pictures and figured out which screws were which. They all looked alike in the pictures.
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!


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I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!