Weekly Wrap for 7.2.18-7.8.18: Help Me! I’m Melting…


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Another week at home. Woo Hoo! But it sure was a hot one.
  • Monday –  Third day in a row of this heat wave. And a case of DOMs from Saturday’s downhills.  I had planned to run before work and even set my alarm clock but just couldn’t motivate myself to get out of bed.  So that meant a slog after work in 100 degree temps. I chose the rail trail near home because of the shade. I found a penny and didn’t die so all was good.

  • Tuesday – And the heat wave continued. A little cooler. Not 100 but only in the high 90s. While waiting to play tennis, I did a short 2 mile slog and then sweated through 2 sets of doubles before we cried Uncle.

  • Wednesday Fourth of July. A Day Off! Another hot one. My friends were running a 4 mile race and normally I would be experiencing FOMO but no, I was happy to be on the lake… swimming, relaxing in the shade

and watching the fireworks at night.

view from the deck at our marina

  • Thursday – A late night on Wednesday meant being very tired today and it was still hot out.  But then the storms came and they continued. It was still thundering when I left work but not raining. So I drove to the Crossings to run with some others. Of course when I arrived, it started to pour.  I left and figured I would bag my running for the day. But as I approached home, it had stopped raining. The temps had dropped a little but the humidity has increased to like 99%.  I attempted a run even though I could hear thunder in the distance.  It never rained but I was dripping wet and wished it had.

I started on the trail but ran in the neighborhoods in case it stormed.

  • Friday – Another rest day and the temps finally dropped and we got some more rain. I did at least go out to play mah jongg in the evening.
  • Saturday – Run Day Saturday with my “Sole Sisters.” I have nothing planned except for a few 5ks until Sept 23 so I was able to run with whomever and for whatever distance.  So nice… The group decided to meet at Zim Smith Trail so we could indulge at Leah’s Cakery afterwards. The 9 of us started together but then paired up and ran varying distances (from 5-8 miles). I ran with Judy (not this Judy) for 7 miles (at a much faster pace than I would have if I were running alone).

  • SundayBoating Sunday. My hubby decided to play tennis before we left so I couldn’t sit still so ran in the ‘hood.

I decided to run too late and he can back too soon so 1 mile if all I had time for

The weather was absolutely perfect. And so was the scenery. We hung out in the on the boat in the bay all day.

After stopping on the way home for ice cream, I decided to go for a long walk. There a waterline trail right behind my house. Who knew how awesome it was.  I need to run there…

This Coming Week

  • Monday –  long drive to Buffalo for work, 34 miles
  • Tuesday   3 miles in Buffalo
  • Wednesday – rest day, long drive home
  • Thursday4 miles
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday8 miles
  • Sunday – rest day, boating

Please link up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home

Happy Running! How is your running going? What’s new with you?  Please share.

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33 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap for 7.2.18-7.8.18: Help Me! I’m Melting…

  1. I did have FOMO about not running a 4th of July race this year even though I wouldn’t have done well. It’s such a tradition!

    You need to take up waterskiing or tubing or something with that boat!

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  2. I hate the runs where you are sincerely wishing for rain & it doesn’t materialize.

    Unfortunately I’ve been caught in a thunderstorm on more than one occasion, so I stuck with my treadmill that day.

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    • You know how I feel about the treadmill. I just run in the rain or cut my run short. The perks of not having a plan and just running for fun.

      Looks like the heat is back today.

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      • Which is why I need to get offline & get out there — when you’re 5 miles out on the bike path & it’s a thunder storm & there’s no shelter . . . it’s scary (or running along the ocean in FL, for that fact).

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  3. Awesome job getting in so many runs outside in the heat last week!

    When I read this it made me laugh since I would totally say the same thing – “I found a penny and didn’t die so all was good”

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  4. Oh, I think we are all melting! Ugh!

    Those covered bridges are absolutely incredible! I wish we had som more of those around here!

    You did great in spite of the difficult weather. And that view of the fireworks from your marina… perfection!

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  5. I haven’t run a 4th of July race for a couple of years now. Every year I think whether I will have FOMO, but then I remember that the few years that I have missed running a race that life has gone on as normal for me. Not running a race when it seems like everybody else is running one is far from the end of the world.

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  6. I think your miles double or even triple if you are having such a heatwave!! UGH! I have to say I’m glad it’s not THAT hot here! the races I ran on the 1st of July were supposed to be a real scorcher but when I checked the morning of it seemed like it was going to be ok so I went for it. But yeah, if it WAS a scorcher, I don’t think I’d have done them.

    I laughed at your “found a penny and didn’t die” comment 😀 I guess that found penny brought you the luck that’s always promised !

    running is going very well. though my entire left side is really hurting. I need to get a massage but I just don’t know when!

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  7. This heat is really messing with me! I don’t even want to go outside…and that is so unlike me. I guess being sick doesn’t help either. At least you got out there no matter what the temps! That’s pretty bad-a$$ in my books. 😉 Hope you get some lake time this weekend. I’ve got to get on a ski soon. Enough said. Thanks for linking!

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    • Yes. Every Sunday we plan to boat. Hope the weather cooperates all summer. I sorta wish we still had a smaller boat so we could ski.

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