Mother’s Day, Lazy Day

The week started with a lazy and relaxing Mother’s Day. Other than squeezing in a client who would otherwise miss one of her sessions due to travel, I didn’t do a whole lot of anything as I enjoyed a day of rest and relaxation. Our son Daniel and granddog Pablo came over to visit and we had a late lunch/early dinner of carryout while watching The Barkley Marathons:  The Race that Eats its Young. Daniel had already seen the documentary, but indulged me by watching it again. After Daniel and Pablo went home, Bill and I binge watched Dead to Me. When my friend texted to say she’d just finished watching the show, she described it as a “highly entertaining, addicting dark comedy,” and she was spot on.


A Typical Work Day

Contrast my lazy Mother’s Day to a typical work day… Three days a week I see my first client at 6 AM, the other days, 7:30 AM. If my running day and 6 AM first session coincide, I’m up by 4:15 to be out the door running by 4:45 so after my run I’ll have time to stretch, foam roll, spritz with a mist that smells better than my sweaty self, and change into dry clothes before my client arrives. My 6 AM client is followed by additional clients until about noon or 2 PM and then I have a break until my late afternoon client appointments begin. Usually, I wrap up my day by 6:30 PM at the latest.


Two Trips to DC in One Day

I mention my Mother’s Day versus a typical work day, because I really appreciate weekends when I’m not driven by my calendar. Saturday was incredibly fun, but anything but a laid back day.

We were up by 4:30 AM to get ready to drive to the Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot to meet a few of our Cruiser friends for the DC Bike Ride. From the parking lot, we rode over Memorial Bridge to the start of the ride. We had a blast and I can’t wait to share more about it in my recap.


After the bike ride and enjoying the post-ride festivities, we met our son Daniel and his girlfriend Jess (and of course Pablo) for lunch at Fire Works Pizza. It was a gorgeous day and since we opted to eat outside, we were able to bring Pablo with us.


After lunch, we stopped by the Green Lizard Cycling for a few biking necessities and then rushed home so we could shower and get ready for going back into DC for the Nationals versus Cubs game. It was a gorgeous night for a game and a Nats win! We had fantastic seats just behind the Nats dugout and enjoyed spending the evening with our friends Karen and Ed.


It was after midnight by the time we got home and we collapsed into bed, exhausted!


Time to Stalk the Weather for Sunday’s Annual Barbecue

Simply because the last couple of weeks I’ve talked about stalking the weather, I’ll mention that I’m at it once again, but this time not for a race or bike ride. Next Sunday is our Annual Summer Kickoff Barbecue, and we’ve had crappy weather the last two years. Here’s hoping the weather forecast improves as the week goes on…


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



Monday’s run just happened to be in the late afternoon and on my treadmill because my stomach was feeling a little off and I didn’t want to chance an emergency pit stop. I’m not sure what made the run more miserable, the fact that I ran in the late afternoon or that I ran on my treadmill…

Wednesday and Thursday’s run were both at 5 AM and I felt so much better. With both runs, in fact, my average pace was over a minute per mile faster than Monday’s run.



With parking on the Virginia side of the Potomac and riding over to DC and back from the DC Bike Ride, we extended our ride to 27 miles. It’s worth noting that the 20-mile ride showed up as only 18.51 miles on my Garmin (affiliate link).


Strength Training

Three workouts out of my goal of three completed!



I’ve added Yoga for Running (affiliate link) back into my routine and need to start doing Yoga for Cycling (affiliate link) now that I’m spending more time in the saddle. Both are less than ten minutes so there’s no excuse not to fit them in!


It’s on the Blog

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

Coming up this week, I’m really hoping to finish the second part of my recap of our Five Boro Bike Tour. I need to get it finished so I can start working on the DC Bike Ride recap.


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:
  • Have you watched either the Barkley Marathons documentary or Dead to Me?
  • How do you fit your workouts into your work day? 
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s my rundown… 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 Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!