When in Blacksburg…

Arriving in Blacksburg Thursday evening with bright and expectant eyes for another fun-filled football weekend, Bill and I unpacked our stuff and headed straight to Cabo Fish Taco for dinner and drinks. Our friends Jim and Dee joined us to help close the place down (it closes at 10 PM LOL) and while they continued bar hopping to celebrate Jim’s big birthday, Bill and I turned in for the evening since we had a big day planned for Friday.


Hiking at Pandapas Pond

We slept in on Friday morning before heading to Pandapas Pond for a relaxing four-mile hike. Over the years we’ve enjoyed several trail runs at Pandapas Pond, but this time we were looking to keep it easy. We stayed on the easier Poverty Creek Trail for a short out-and-back before looping the pond.

We weren’t at all surprised to see how dried and curled up the Rhododendron leaves were along the very dusty trail.


Surprisingly, most of the other trees were still green and looking quite summer’ish…


Least you think we were making fast tracks, this is my life when Bill is carrying his good camera! 🙂


After making our way back to the pond, we walked around it and finished our hike at four miles.


We’ve Never Lost a Tailgate

After our hike, we stopped at Kroger to stock up with food and drinks for our tailgate before meeting our friends about three hours before kickoff. We had a great time catching up, but sadly, that was the highlight of our evening. Our Hokies are young and having an awful season. We were favored by two points, but lost by 35…


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



After taking a week off to let my body rest after my Marine Corps Half, I went out for my first run on Sunday and felt fine. Both follow-up runs later in the week felt great as well.



Knowing that I had a busy work week ahead since we were heading out of town mid-day on Thursday and I wouldn’t have time for a bike ride, I hopped on my spin bike (affiliate link) for a steady ride after my Sunday morning run. After my ride, I met a few clients to make up in advance their appointments I’d rescheduled from later in the week.



See above… 😉


Strength Training

Even though our friends we were staying with in Blacksburg had a great workout area, we weren’t at the house long enough to lift. As a result, I missed strength training on Friday.



I first discovered two of my yoga routines, Yoga for Cyclists and Yoga for Runners, on Rodney Yee’s Yoga Conditioning for Athletes (affiliate link). Both are less than ten minutes long and perfect for complimenting my running and biking without tying up too much time.


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 my half marathon recap and hope to get it posted this coming week. Once that’s done, I’ll return to hiking recaps. Blah, blah, blah, you’ve heard that before, right? 😉


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 do sport-specific yoga routines?  
  • What’s your favorite taco? ~ Shrimp 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!