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Set up at the Fitness Bazaar

The Fitness Bazaar at the 55+ community where I teach a few classes was rescheduled from three weeks earlier to Saturday afternoon. It was scheduled from 1 to 4 PM with the first hour being very busy before petering off. At 3 PM the event organizer told us to pack up and leave since there was no longer any traffic. Unfortunately, my balance demo was scheduled for 3:30 so I didn’t get to lead my mini class.


Overview of the Week

Before discussing each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…



Walking: 2 miles
• Average pace: 17:16 / 18:18
• Start time: 2:46 PM / 4:50 PM
• Location: Florida neighborhood streets
• Weather: 78° and sunny / 79° and sunny
• What I wore: shorts, s/s shirt, and Topsiders

After a busy workout day the day before and a super fun early lunch with extended family who also live in Florida, I opted for a little downtime and active recovery. I took two walks, the first solo and the second with the kids and Pablo. Because Pablo chose the shorter loop, I walked a tad more to complete a mile before putting my feet up with a cocktail.



Strength training : 1 hour of total body

Cycling: 46.6 miles
• Average speed: 13.6 MPH
• Bike: Salsa Journeyman gravel
• Surface: paved
• Elevation gain: 479 feet
• Start time: 10:31 AM
• Location: Upper Tampa Trail to end of Tampa Bay causeway
• Weather: 72° and sunny, climbing to 82°
• What I wore: bike shorts and s/s jersey

Walking: 1 mile
• Average pace: slow and Pablo’ish
• Start time: 7:10 PM
• Location: Florida neighborhood streets
• Weather: 81° and sunny
• What I wore: shorts, s/s shirt, and Topsiders

Bill and I wanted to go on at least one longer ride while in Florida so I left it in his capable hands to plan out the route. We drove about 45 minutes to the Upper Tampa Trail where we rode about 10 miles on trail until we had to make our way through about 3 miles of residential/industrial areas before getting on the Tampa Bay causeway. I hope to recap the ride and share more pictures one day next week.



Running: 5K
• Average pace: 9:19
• Start time: 7:10 AM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 57° and clear
• What I wore: shorts, tank, and visor

Foam rolling: 10 minutes

Stretching: 10 minutes

Before heading to the airport for our flight home, I ran, soaking in the delightful 57° clear morning air. Winter had returned to Virginia and I didn’t want the shock of going out for a cold run on Wednesday when I could enjoy one last day of delightful running weather.



Strength training : 1 hour of total body



Cycling: 5 miles
• Average speed: 16.9 MPH
• Bike: Life Fitness Lifecycle Spin
• Surface: N/A
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 6:49 AM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 62°
• What I wore: bike shorts and jog bra

I was awake tossing and turning from 2:15 to 3:40 AM and decided to just get up and start my day. While getting dressed I started yawning so much that I decided to try to go back to sleep. Luckily, I immediately fell into a deep sleep, but when my alarm sounded at 5:30 AM, I must have turned it off. I awoke at 6:29 AM, 1 minute before my first virtual session was due to start. I quickly texted my client letting her know which exercise she should start with as I jumped into my clothes.

I had planned to workout on my spin bike (affiliate link) prior to training her, but that obviously got derailed; however, I hopped on my bike during our session as I directed her through her workout.



Strength training : 1 hour of total body

Balance and stretching: 45 minutes



Running: 5K
• Average pace: 9:04
• Start time: 8:54 AM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 39° (feels like 34°) and sunny
• What I wore: capris, s/s shirt, nylon shell, gloves, mittens, and visor

Foam rolling: 10 minutes

Stretching: 10 minutes

As I mentioned earlier, I had a booth set up at the Fitness Bazaar. After the heavier traffic of the first hour slowed down, I had a little time to show off my strength and even got to a little pickleball rally going with my friend Ed who was working the pickleball booth.


Last Week’s Blog Posts

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


  • • How many days a week do you dedicate to strength training? Cardio?
  • • Have you played pickleball? ~ The indoor rally was my first time.
  • • Did you run in a race this weekend?


And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!




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 those of the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!


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