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Overview of the Week

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



Walking: 3 miles
• Average pace: 14:52 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 125 feet
• Start time: 11:54 AM
• Location: neighborhood trails
• Weather: 74°, cloudy, and humid; climbing to 80° and sunny
• What I wore: shorts, tank, and visor

I watched doppler radar for a window of no rain and once I was ready to go out for my walk it was raining. Wait what? I waited until the rain cleared and got my walk completed before the next rain clouds passed over. I’m not complaining, though, because prior to the previous three nights of storms, the ground was incredibly dry.



Strength training: 1 hour of total body

Walking: .911 mile
• Average pace: 18:45 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 0 feet
• Start time: 4:47 PM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 71°
• What I wore: shorts and jog bra 

After seeing Kim’s Instagram, I too, wanted to remember and honor 9/11 so I walked .911 on my treadmill (affiliate link).



Cycling: 40 miles
• Average speed: 13.5 MPH
• Bike: Specialized Roubaix Comp
• Surface: paved
• Elevation gain: 1,955 feet
• Start time: 8:20 AM
• Location: W&OD Trail Ashburn/Hamilton loop with Thomas Mill and Woodburn climbs
• Weather: 68° and partly cloudy, climbing to 86° (feels like 89°) and sunny
• What I wore: bike bibs, s/s jersey, and fingerless gloves

I was thrilled when my friend Mary reached out about riding hills together. We hadn’t seen each other in over a year and it was great to ride together. We made a pact to hold each other accountable and ride through the winter.  We’ll see if I can keep up my end of the promise… I talk big when I’m hot and sweaty, but as soon as the temps drop below 60° I start shivering.



Strength training: 1 hour of total body

Sanding: 5 hours 30 minutes

Yes, I started another DIY project, this time painting the built-ins in our family room.



Walking: 5K
• Average pace: 15:30 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 150 feet
• Start time: 5:59 AM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 63° and clear
• What I wore: shorts, tank, light jacket and gloves (took jacket and gloves off)

Painting and caulking: 10 hours

Why is it so hard to remember what to wear when the seasons start changing? Case in point: It was 63° when I joined Kim for our weekly virtual cardio workout. Since I would be walking I wore gloves and a light jacket, but quickly realized I didn’t need either and stripped them off after a half mile.



Cycling: 35 miles
• Average speed: 14 MPH
• Bike: Specialized Roubaix Comp
• Surface: paved
• Elevation gain: 1,421 feet
• Start time: 6:37 AM
• Location: W&OD Trail Ashburn/Hamilton loop
• Weather: 56° and clear, climbing to 63° and sunny with a NE breeze
• What I wore: bike shorts, s/s jersey, light jacket, and fingerless gloves

Balance and stretching: 45 minutes

Painting: 7 hours

After rescheduling a client so I could join the Dawn Patrol again for an early morning ride, my husband wasn’t available to join us. I didn’t want to ride on the trail alone at 5:30 AM to get to our meeting spot so I waited until it was getting light out and just did my own thing.

While stopped at my turnaround spot and taking a picture of my bike, a lady who was walking her dogs offered to take a picture of me with my bike. When I agreed, she dropped the leashes and told the dogs to sit, but they were having none of that! Both dogs ran over to me jumping up trying to give me kisses. Can you spot both dogs? The little one is wearing his best leaf camouflage fur!



Walking: 2 Miles
• Average pace: 16:23 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 92 feet
• Start time: 8:48 PM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 65° and cloudy
• What I wore: shorts and s/s shirt

Painting: 5 hours 30 minutes

After a long day of painting, I needed to get outside so I took a short walk with my hubby.


Last Week’s Blog Posts

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


  • • Do you have trouble remembering what to wear exercising outside when the seasons change? ~ It seems like it would be simple, but it’s always a challenge for me.
  • • Which workouts were your most enjoyable, toughest, and/or memorable? ~ It was so nice getting together with my friend Mary for a long overdue ride together.
  • • Did you run in race this weekend? ~ No


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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