It’s my Birthday Week

Daniel, Jess, and Pablo came over for the weekend to help me celebrate my birthday a little early. Pablo picked out my card…


They gave me the best gift – a Nationals World Series Champions t-shirt and a Fight Finished towel! Now that’s true love – giving your mom the only towel you scored during the parade last Saturday in DC!


And just for fun, they picked up a box of Ovi O’s. Little did they know, but I had planned to buy a box for them for their Christmas stocking, but Giant was sold out every time I checked.


Pablo’s Advent Calendar

My friend Betty stopped by to visit on Saturday while Pablo was here. She had a special treat that she wanted to give to him personally. Pablo was so excited to see her and started sprinting through the house like a lunatic. Betty had found an advent calendar for dogs (and cats) at Trader Joe’s and couldn’t resist purchasing one for her little buddy.


Wednesday’s Unplanned Workout

My Wednesday ended up being very open with only two clients scheduled starting at 4 PM. I had planned to make the most of my day by finishing up my Bryce Canyon recap; however, Mother Nature had other ideas in store. When I saw the forecast for how cold it would be this coming week and that we had a chance for snow on Tuesday (it’s now been changed to a wintery mix), I knew that I needed to take advantage of the warm weather and cover our tables on the deck and carry the rest of the items into our garden shed. I ended up working outside until it was time to shower and head to the gym.


I was exhausted after my unconventional (more like functional training) workout and even though I didn’t get the blogging I’d planned on doing completed, it felt great to have finished the last of my fall cleanup and to be officially ready for winter.


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



I ran three times this week, running for five miles each time. The only races in my immediate future are a 4-miler on Thanksgiving morning and a 5K in early December so I’m keeping the mileage low and hoping to stay healthy.

All three runs were on the trails in our community since it was light by the time I ran each morning. We had quite a bit of wind on Thursday night so Saturday’s run felt a little softer on the leaf-covered trail.


That’s a lot of leaves!



After my run on Saturday, I hopped on my spin bike (affiliate link) for a few miles.


Strength Training

Three of three workouts completed.



I had plenty of time to fit in four yoga sessions this week, but only made the time to do two…


It’s on the Blog

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, I was too busy winterizing on Wednesday to finish my planned recap so nothing got posted after last Sunday’s RunDown…


Coming up this week, on Thursday I’ll have my annual birthday letter to myself; and no promises, but I hope to get one more recap completed from our week spent hiking in Southern Utah.


In addition to the workouts I mentioned above, here’s a complete rundown of my workouts from this past week (completed either outside or in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • • What’s your favorite cereal? ~ I rarely eat cold cereal, but Oat Squares are my choice when I do.
  • • Do you still have any leaves on the trees where you live? ~ Our oaks still have green leaves on them, but most other leaves have fallen. 
  • • 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!