Four Running Feet and The Summer Heat

Monday, Monday, Monday. Back again.

Let’s chat about working out. How did my week go? Ehhhhhhhhhh, about that good.

I ran once. I ended up being too sick to run Wednesday after school like I hoped. I spent the evening curled up on the couch instead. I did run Thursday, but I only did one mile. It was well over 80F when I went out. This was my first run in real heat so far this year and seeing as I’m not running much as it is, it was harder than it should have been. But I wasn’t dead after it by any means and my speed is still clinging at about a 10:45/mile pace.


Little Blueberry makes running hard, but totally worth it

Saturday Rob and I were going to run together, but it was raining in the morning so we headed out to run errands instead and ended up being out all day. And Sunday I spent the day doing some cleaning around the house in antiipation of both sets of parents coming over for dinner. Laundry, cleaning, up and down two sets of stairs a million plus times. Tired. Very tired. Can I have my energy back please?


Laying on the futon while H does lots of work in the basement. It stays fabulously cold down there on hot days. Makes that money, time, and energy very well spent! I’ll probably live down there all summer.

We have the BASE Race 5k in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping to find a June 5k as well and if I can start to build my running back up to my typical 3-5 mile base I might go ahead and do the 10k for the Cubby Chase this year. I’ll play that one by ear though depending on how things continue to go.

Goals for this week include running today before my appointment in Syracuse then getting to the fieldhouse at least twice to workout with Rob in the evenings. My arms are getting flubby looking, so I’m going to throw some lower weight higher repetition lifting into rotation. The plan is run for about 20-30 minutes on the treadmill then hit the free weights twice this week. And still maybe find my way to the pool at some point.

What was your best and worst workout of the week?

How do you beat the summer heat?

10 Thoughts on “Four Running Feet and The Summer Heat

  1. I hide…in the pool
    and plan to do that all all all summer now that we are back in TEXAS.
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  2. My best workout this week was my race on Saturday. I didn’t really have any bad workouts this week, my run on Thursday when it was mid-80s was super slow, but I know it was due to the heat.

    Your little bump is adorable!
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  3. Best workout this week was an easy 50km ride, followed by a quick 3km run all in the baking hot sun. I loved every hot sweaty minute of it. 😀
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  4. I had a VERY slack week this week, so my favorite workout was a short ride outdoors in the sunshine on Saturday. I did spend about 9 hours deep cleaning our house (moving all the furniture, cleaning everything…over, under and around it all), which was a good workout. It feels great to have spring cleaning done 🙂
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    • Courtney@ The TriGirl Chronicles on May 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm said:

      An easy ride in the sunshine sounds great! You’re totally welcome to come over and deep clean my house for me if you’d like =P

  5. Ahhhh I’m so excited you’re running for 2! Sorry things have been hard, but hopefully the worst is behind you!
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