Good morning dear Internet Friends! how is everybody doing today? Last week was great here, busy, hot and full of fun.
Monday - 2 easy miles
Tuesday - 1 sucky Zumba class and 400 meter sprints x 10.
Wednesday - 5 Easy miles
Saturday - 5 mile bike ride
Sunday - 9 miles long run
|There is an Alien coming to my house... oh wait, no it's just me stretching ....|
I went to Zumba, because at last count I had 20 Zumba days at Art In Motion Fitness before they close. I had no idea who would be doing it, but I forced myself to go, because it was too hot to run.
I Runfess (or ZumbaFess?) that I hated it. The instructor was a person I've never seen before. I'm really sorry for my next words, I'm a jerk, and some days I hate myself for thinking this, but the instructor was not in shape, and couldn't dance, and I just don't like to take fitness classes from somebody who is less fit than me... which says a lot... because I don't consider myself super sporty or super fit. But she was doing some really weird moves, and kept doing the whoop whoop screams that some zumba instructors feel they absolutely must do, but come off as annoying and needy. Her music was great, but it was really quiet, I could hear my feet hitting the floor, and I hate that. It's like being in a car singing at the top of your lungs to quiet music, what's the point! I wanted to cry and I wanted to walk out, but I stayed because I didn't want to be a total bumbyHole! So, here it is. I will never go back to Zumba on Tuesdays at Art In Motion, therefore reducing my Zumbat at AIMF to 15 sessions left. ME SAD.
After that I headed out for some much needed loud music and heart pumping activity. ... Sprints.... It was HOT! and I was very sweaty.
On Wednesday Zumba with Denise was so much better than whatever zumba I had done the night before.
I met Roger for 5 easy miles and at Mile 3.5, we ran into a car accident. Last week the Tuesdays On The Run link up had people talking about the Strangest things found in a run, and before Wednesday, the strangest thing for me was a dog on a stroller, but now I can say the strangest thing is a car accident... fresh car accident.
We ran towards Holy Spirit Hospital, and right as I was about to turn around, I saw a car stuck around trees. I thought it was a car parked there, but the trees around looked crushed. I ran back and got Roger, because he had my phone.
Other cars had pulled up, as we were dialing 911. A man at the scene said that the driver stopped when he ran over a road sign, and that he was next to him, trying to get him out of the car, when he flew off and crashed into the trees.
|Roger Checking on the driver.|
The Driver was safe, no injuries. But Roger said that he was likely very drunk. That added lots of excitement to the day!
By the time we got home, my posterior shins were very tight, and it was hurting when I walked. This time I didn't ignore it. I iced it, rolled it and marked with a A (for Ana) and put it a compression sleeve for recovery...
Friday we headed to our 2nd Friday Summer Road trip . We went to Children's Lake in Boiling Springs PA. It was so beautiful and relaxing! We walked part of the Appalachian Trail, fed the ducks, and the swans. We also bumped into a group of hikers that were doing a hike through the AT. They were from California, and were hiking for 2 more weeks!
|Entrance to The AT by Yellow Breeches creek|
We also went to The Carlisle Army War College Museum.
Saturday we headed to Pine Grove Furnace and did a family bike ride, which ended up being 5.3 miles. I was so proud of my Love Nugget for sticking with the biking, even thought he got tired and walked most of the last mile. He has outgrown his bike already, and we only got it last year.
|Safely parked selfie... don't bike and Selfie!|
Sunday, later in the afternoon we headed to Camp Hill for our long run. It was very hot, again, but we were not going to put it off. We ran and were drenched in sweat 1 mile in. I Runfess that I wanted to go home and take a nap instead of running in the heat!
|By the Creek at mile 8|
Last week I was complaining that people often ask me how to lose 10 Pounds quick, and I finally have an answer for them! How to Lose 10 Pounds QUICK ! Vote to leave the European Union, and you might lose more than 10 Pounds! .... (Crickets chirping .....) .....Too soon?
Miles - 19
Zumba - 1.5 ( I can't possibly count Tuesday for a whole Zumba )
Weights- 0 :~(
Injuries - Posterior Shin Splints