Visitors of the Best Kind

I’ll start with one of the highlights of my week when three of my four favorite guys stopped by to visit – my other favorite guy lives with me. 😉 Joseph happened to be in town on Thursday afternoon, so Daniel and Pablo joined him for a visit. We missed seeing the girls, but still had a great time!


After dinner, we let Pablo burn off some energy. He cracks us up with his zoomies!







Friday morning I noticed this visitor while watering the plants on our deck. Katydid didn’t think I could see her on this elephant ear leaf, but nothing gets past these Ray-Ban assisted eyes!  😉


Monday afternoon, I noticed momma bird building her nest in the bird house hanging on our deck. My clients can watch her comings and goings from inside the gym while they’re warming up!


Fitting in My Own Workouts

Anticipating being busier than normal because I was taking Friday off and moving those clients and the balance and stretching class I teach to earlier in the week, I scheduled my own workouts for the week accordingly. I even jotted down each day of the week and what workouts I needed to complete that day. There were a couple of 4:15 AM wake ups in order to fit it all in, but I got it done.


My Annual Week at the Farm

Bill and I drove to my mom’s house on Friday afternoon for our annual two-day family reunion for my mom’s siblings, my cousins, etc. Bill drove home today, but I’m staying with mom for the week and plan to go to my dad’s family reunion next weekend. I haven’t seen some of those aunts, uncles, and cousins for a few years so I’m really looking forward to seeing them!


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



Because of my adjusted  schedule, the only time I could fit in my run on Monday was during the afternoon. It was 88° when I headed out at around 2 PM, but with the humidity at only 42% it didn’t feel too terrible. Finding shade helped immensely and I survived a rare afternoon run.


Wednesday’s run was at 4:45 AM and even though there was no sun to contend with, the 77° with 91% humidity left me soaked and feeling much hotter than on Monday’s run.

Friday morning it was 71° with 100% humidity when I headed out the door, but the cooler temperature actually felt pretty good even though I was soaked when I finished.



No gravel ride was scheduled for Sunday so I took that day as a total rest day. I really wanted to fit in a ride so I headed out solo on Tuesday afternoon. What started out as a 10-miler ended up being a 25-miler because I was having so much fun. Even though it was 91°, with only 47% humidity, the breeze felt great and I stayed relatively cool.


Strength Training

Since I’ll be limited to only body-weight strength training this coming week, I made sure to fit all three workouts in last week, even if it meant getting up super early on Friday to lift before my run.



I also made a point to fit in my two Rodney Yee DVD workouts (affiliate link) since I’ll be winging it at my mom’s house this week.


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:
  • Do you record (or note if you don’t log your workouts) the temperature and humidity for your outdoor workouts?
  • When’s your favorite time to workout? ~ the earlier the better for me
  • 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!