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Week In Review - The forgotten week and the Flood

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Hello! how are you? Remember my last post? The one when I said that I will be keeping up with my blog better? And then last week happened, and I sounded like a liar. Last week was a crazy busy week, and I was buried with work and busier than than the week before... didn't really think it as possible.

Running

My exhaustion from work carried over to my running, and I barely got 11 miles. That included some intervals, The Harrisburg Mile and a slow 5 miler.




I had hoped to beat my Harrisburg Mile time, and come under 7:10, but I didn't. I was disappointed for about 6 minutes, then got over it. A mile at 7:35 is still pretty good!

Because I cut my long run short on Sunday, I made up part of it and ran 8 miles on Monday. It felt amazing to run long on a Monday, but it's not sustainable for me to do during a work week.

I listened to some old tunes, but tried a new route on Thursday. I was tired and hot, and had ice cream as a treat after.





We decided to run up a hill on Saturday, at Boy…

Life Update

Hi there! how are you? how is your day going? My life has been crazy busy for the last month, I haven't had time to put my thoughts down at all. And today I just want to offer a brief update on what is keeping me away from the computer. 

Work

The biggest reason I have been absent is my load at work. I have been brining work home, and it doesn't seem to have a slow down anytime soon. Recently 2 people quit, and we are losing two more in the next 3 weeks. One person who left was a case manage, and I have been needing to take on participants.... I find it exhausting to have participants. I can spend all day doing reports, audits and filing... but talking to people takes all my emotional energy and when I get home I want to sit in a dark room only listening to music. 

My Son

This year, for summer vacation I have been spending most of my vacation days with my son. I have loved all of our time together, and we still have many adventures in the second half of the summer. I am looking for…

Week In Review - Heating Up

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Happy Sunday! How are you today? I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I just finished watching the last World Cup game, and France won! Croatia did amazing, and were a very strong team. Congratulations France!




Running

What a hot week it was ! Every single run this week was drenched it sweat! This week was intervals, in 88 degrees, tempo run in 80 degrees, easy run in 85 and long run on 80 degrees. 




I ate a few gnats during my intervals.... not fun. 



On Saturday I was supposed to do my long run, and get up at 5:30 am. First I didn't hear my alarm, or turned it off, and when I did wake up, I had terrible vertigo. I got up to use the bathroom and couldn't get the room to stop spinning. I sat down on the couch willing the dizziness to go away, but I just felt sicker. I went back to bed and slept for a few more hours and woke up feeling a lot better. It was a stressful week, and my body was trying to get some rest. 

Mothering

Another fantastic week with my son, and his summer vacation. Th…

SUYB June 2018

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Happy Show US Your Books day!! This is one of my favorite days of the month.



I did a crazy thing last month, I signed up for my Library's Adult Reading program. The goal is to read 30 books during the summer, I am not sure that I can do that, but I'm up for the challenge. 


Today I'm linking up with Jana and Steph for Show Us Your Books.



Pachinko by Min Jin Lee



I really liked this book, it was very sad but the story kept me going. I learned a lot of about Koreans living in Japan. I really enjoy books that start out with the main character as a child and we see them grow up.  

Tales of The City by Armistead Maupin



I didn't like this book, I know it's a classic, but I couldn't focus on the characters, and didn't really care for their story. I picked this up  after seeing it as part of the Great American Read. I was surprised to have only read 32 books from that list.

Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden



I have read this one 5 times, last time about 8 years ago. I th…

Week In Review- Half Vacation Week

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Happy Tuesday! Last week was great, and restful. 



Running

The heat has been oppressive here this week, but the running still needs done. I ran 4 days in a row the prior week, so I took a 3 day break. I had my son and also wanted to avoid the heat. 

I still managed a tempo run, a 5K and a long run. 

The tempo felt so good after having taken off 3 days, my only complaint was the super humid weather.


After running, I did weights. My son coached me, and made me do burpees. 

I took pictures of what Roger wanted me to do, because I can never remember the names of the exercise he tells me to do. 

On Saturday we ran a free 5K in Carlisle. Despite the weather having been hell the week before, the weather for the 5K was perfection.  


My so did amazing at the 5K! He ran almost the entire race, and even placed 3rd on his age group! 

The long run on Sunday was painful. I was tired, had a headache and was dehydrated for most of the run. I ran loops around a 3 mile paved trail, and it was very much a mental …

Week In Review- Welcome to The Heat

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Happy Monday!! How is your day going?

My week was busy and crazy, and I loved it!



Running

As part of the arrival of summer, each year I lose speed as the temperatures go up. But that doesn't mean the speed work stops... I really wish it did. 




Monday: Easy 4 miles by my hood
Thursday: Intervals 
Friday: 4 miles tempo
Saturday- 5 miles with 4 sprints at the end
Sunday- 9 miles Long Run.


We ran at a State Park on Saturday and Sunday to avoid some of the heat, and also started running super early. 



The shade coolness of the state park made this runs possible!!

After the long run, we took a dip on the water.


A combination of the cool water, and the showers available... I might never run anywhere else. 


Mothering

My son got back from his beach vacation with his Dad! I was super happy to see his smiling face! 

As part of our summer trips, we visited Hershey Gardens. The butterfly garden was amazing!!





It was a hot day, but we enjoyed walking around the Gardens. 

After 4 days in a row of getting up in the…