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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. 



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 thought that this time around, it would bother me that it was written …

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…

Currently 6.25.18

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I have seen several bloggers do this type of post before, this is my attempt at it.

Currently 

Watching: The Office

Roger and I pick a show to watch from beginning to end, we both have to agree on it. We both agreed on The Office and so far it has been a good choice. And yes, I have my own Office funny stories to share... but not here.




Reading: Hunger by Roxane Gay 

What an amazing book! Roxane Gay talks about her personal issues with her weight and trauma in a very moving and realistic way. It is easily one of the most beautiful and thought provoking books I have read this year. I am going to go buy her other book Bad Feminist this weekend. 




Listening to : Anything by J Balvin.

I like his smooth voice and the beats he brings to his reageton music. His song Mi Gente from his album Vibras has had a spot on my playlists for the last year, and it hasn't gotten old yet. 




Missing : My son. 

He is away for vacation with his Dad, and I am counting the minutes until I get to see him again. A rati…