Relaxing on the Patio

Knowing that we didn’t really have a lot on our weekend’s agenda, I ran on Friday morning so I could enjoy the rare opportunity of sleeping in on Saturday. Originally we’d invited ten couples (running friends) to our home on Friday evening for happy hour and when I’d planned my runs for the week, I decided to take Saturday morning off. As the week progressed, it looked like no one was going to be able to make it to happy hour, so we canceled the event. I texted my friends and told them that instead, Bill and I were going out for Tex-Mex in case anyone changed their minds and wanted to join us.


The weather was very cooperative so we sat outside on the shaded patio, and as always at Parrando’s, the drinks and food were delicious. We were disappointed not getting to see our friends, but we still had a fantastic time!


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



My wild animal encounters were limited to deer this week. Often times, I see them standing in my neighbors’ front yards right next to the street when I pass by at zero dark thirty. Sometimes they’re hidden by a tree until I’m right on top of them, and in those cases, they scare the heck out of me. After a particularly frightful close encounter on Friday morning, I realized that I’m lucky it’s just deer being as spooked by me as I am by them… as my mind wandered to what if it were mountain lions crouched in their attack position.

If a mountain lion had been lurking in the bushes, he would have been impressed with how well I had coordinated my tank, shorts, and shoes!



While we still had Pablo, we took him for a mile walk on Sunday morning. Yesterday afternoon, Bill suggested we go for a walk since neither of us had done an cardio during the morning, but I was feeling a little lazy so he bribed me with frozen custard!



I took another week off from biking to make sure my upper arm wound from my recent skin cancer removal was healed. We went on a long ride today, but I’ll talk about it next week since my rundowns cover Sunday to Saturday… 😉


Strength Training

I kept Monday’s lifting session to lower body only, but added in a few easier upper body exercises into my Wednesday and Friday workouts.



I added my normal routines back in and could really feel them after skipping some of the harder poses (for me that’s a lot of poses LOL) while at my mom’s house and the previous week after surgery.


It’s on the Blog

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

I’ve started working on the recaps from our vacation in June and hope to start pumping them out this week!


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 socialize with your running or biking friends outside of running and biking? How about coworkers? 
  • If you like Mexican food, what’s your favorite thing to order? ~ I ALWAYS order chicken fajitas and a margarita (on the rocks, no salt). 😀 
  • 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!