An Early Father’s Day Celebration

Yesterday, the kids treated Bill to an early Father’s Day celebration at Bear Chase Brewery where we had a delightful time just sitting around and chatting while enjoying good food and drinks. Even though I’m not a beer drinker, I had plenty of alternative choices and settled on a red wine slushee. Situated right next to the Appalachian Trail, Bear Chase offers stunning views while temporarily making you forget you’re so close to the hustle and bustle of suburbia. Most of the area breweries and wineries allow pups to visit their outdoor spaces so we were able to bring Pablo with us. He had a great time meeting new dog friends and entertaining toddlers, both of which were plentiful.



Friday evening we headed to one of our favorite places, Parrando’s Tex-Mex Grill for dinner. We really don’t go out that much, but one of our sons was already in town, so we decided to enjoy an evening out. The weather was pretty much perfect so we sat outside on their shaded patio. A margarita and table-side guac was the perfect cap to a busy week!


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

Tiffany, one of my good MRTT friends moved to California last summer and is back in town for the week. Our little group of friends have lots of early morning runs planned, but my schedule isn’t going to allow me to join them. When Tiffany texted the group to say she’d just landed  and would be in the ‘hood taking a walk while her son caught up with some friends, I jumped at the chance to join her.

It was so good to catch up and hear that she’s settled nicely into her new home and has made new running friends. She says she’s the Debbie of the group – a bit older than the other runners. I told her that hanging out with younger runners will help keep her young!



Once Monday was behind us, the weather this past week was amazing. Unfortunately, my schedule required me to run early Monday morning, but at least I finished with nothing more than a humid drizzle and the downpours held off until later when I already at the gym.

On Wednesday, I had a nice little opening in the middle of the day so I ran a little later than usual. During my run, the temperature rose to only 71° and the humidity dropped to from 47 to 39%.


Saturday morning was just plain gorgeous! I snapped this picture before heading out for my solo run around 5:30 AM. I love this time of year when it’s light out so early! Even though the humidity was 100%, the 51° more than made up for it which made me feel strong and able to run much faster than I have in ages.


The second I finished my run, I hopped in the car and drove over to meet my Cruiser friends. I’d planned a farewell run and breakfast for Terri who is moving to Texas in a few weeks. She and I have logged thousands of miles together, including running the Georgia Marathon, several Marine Corps Marathons, and a couple of Steamtown Marathons; and I’d hoped to get in one last run with her.

With a family trip to the brewery thrown into the mix, I wasn’t going to have time to fit in a run, enjoy breakfast, and get ready in time to leave with my family. Rather than moving our group run to earlier in the morning (some of the Cruisers aren’t early risers), I opted to run alone. It was great to see everyone, chat for a few minutes, and snap a quick photo before heading home to shower.


After their run and my shower, we met for breakfast and enjoyed telling stories about our favorite memories of running with Terri! Terri remembered that I taught her how to pee while standing up; however, I thought we’d perfected the art together! LOL



I didn’t get to ride my bike this week and it’s doubtful I will this coming week…


Strength Training

Three out of three lifting sessions completed…



I squeezed my yoga sessions in between clients, but should have fit them in when I had more time to go outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather.


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:
  • Are you a beer drinker? ~ I’ve never liked beer. When I was at keg parties in college, I’d fill my glass about a third of the way full so people wouldn’t give me a hard time for not drinking. 
  • What was the most fun thing you did this past week? 
  • 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!