Weekly Wrap 96 Throw me a rope

Weekly Wrap 96 Throw me a rope

Weekly Wrap 96 Throw me a rope

Weekly Wrap

I am thrilled to have MaryBeth from Tutus and Tennies as our guest host for this week’s Weekly Wrap! Please stop by and show her a warm Weekly Wrap Welcome and you can even link up from her blog!

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Weekly Wrap 96 Throw me a rope

Why do I need a rope you may ask?? I am sinking! Friends I am so sinking. I’m only dedicating this one paragraph to whining, not wine ‘ing just whining. This working several nights a week after my normal day job is kicking my butt.  I feel sure there is a reason why this fell in my lap and I agreed to it, but for the life of me, I don’t see it right now.   So there, I’m done. One to the fun.


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My view for the next week….or so

Weekly Activity

Despite my long weekend, I was able to get in some activity!

Sunday – Rest Day spend on the River
Monday – 4.40 miles exploring the campground
Tuesday – 3.16 miles
Wednesday – No running, I slept in and it was wonderful but I did make time for Strength Training
Thursday – 3 miles
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 5 miles

I’m back at our local campground, so I have no excuse to get in my miles this week. I just get so bored running at home and I really have to double up to get more than about 2.5 miles. If it’s one thing I hate it’s running the same route over and over!

I am a bit under my monthly goal. I clocked 64.3 miles for the month of May. I need about 71 each month. My paces have slowed to a crawl but without any “planned” races, I’m ok with that.  During the Summer my running turns into more therapeutic than anything.

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Even running in the rain at the campground is awesome

Some friends of ours are camping too and we’ve enjoyed cooking and hanging out together.

weekly wrap 96 throw me a ropeWe’ve had steaks, hibachi, and a fish fry this weekend. We did have to deal with rain showers on and off but no bad weather nor real soakers.

weekly wrap 96 throw me a rope

Does your running change for you during the summer, besides those of us who run in the hot and humid states? What is the minimum you feel like you have to do?

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  1. Oh yes I just take it easy during the summer months and try to work on my speed on shorter runs. I am enjoying the quick 2 milers I’ve done once a week to speed up! I have a 5k I love to run every July for St. Jude. Great job on your mileage for the week! I’m sorry you’ve been busy at work but looks like you’ve enjoyed some time with your friends and family!

  2. I’m the same way about running the same route over and over. Going somewhere different is so nice to keep away the boredom and make it interesting. My paces slow in heat and humidity, but I’m okay with that! Good luck with your work situation…hope it eases up soon!
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  3. So sorry that you are so busy at work. It must be hard to have to work at night after working all day, but you are strong and smart and I know you will figure our a happy medium!

    Great job getting your miles in this week!
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  4. We get alot of humidity in the summer so my pace definitely gets slower. Looks like you guys are having fun camping!
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  5. I wish I liked camping because it always looks like you are having such a fun time doing it. Enjoy!
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  6. I’m SO happy it’s summertime and the weather is getting warmer and the days are longer an dI can run outside again! I hibernate in the winter so it’s nice to be able to go outside and run in on the weekends. I love that you stay active on the campground! I’ve only gone camping a few times, it was fun but I don’t know if I could do it all the time.
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  7. I definitely take the running down a few notches in the summer – more gym time and a chance to try some other strength classes. I enjoy the change of scenery 🙂
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  8. I love having variety in my running routes too! My runs get shorter in the summer here in tropical Hong Kong and eventually I will take my runs indoors because it is just too hot for me. I almost got to run in the rain today, but it never came!
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  9. Sounds like you’re so busy with work and all. Great job getting miles in! I’m glad the mornings here aren’t too hot in the summer. I’ll be starting marathon training towards the end of July.
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  10. Love that you got away camping! As the summer heat approaches here (Nova Scotia) – slowly I’ll change my running to first thing in the morning or late a night.

  11. I’m sorry to hear you are overwhelmed!! and I hope things even out more for you soon! the last 3 months at work have been insane busy for me too!

    I was really craving pancakes after I saw your pancakes picture on instagram!

    Thanks for hosting!
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  12. When it’s hot (like it is now) I run by heart rate and that absolves me of any guilt. It’s just silly to expect a certain pace when your body is working so hard to cool itself. Sorry things are crazy at work but yay for camping!
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  13. I always have a tendency to pick fall goal races, so summer training must happen. Running with a group definitely helps – I’ve found a local running club that I’m hoping to join for a few runs this summer. I also look forward to the weather when it gets cool. After running slow all summer long, I LIVE for those fall runs where I hit paces that were difficult in the heat!
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  14. What a bummer that your workload is so heavy right now, especially since it’s summer. Here’s hoping it lightens up soon!

    Thank you for the linkup!
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  15. Hang in there my friend, the murky water eventually turns clear! 🙂 Or put another way …when you don’t understand, when you can’t see HIs plan, when you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart! ((Hugs))

    I’m glad you are at least able to spend some quality time at your most favorite and most relaxing place to help with your hectic, crazy work schedule!
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  16. Glad you’ve had mostly decent weather for the camping! I’m generally not training for anything in the Summer so it’s the perfect time to just run for fun and try new things 🙂
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  17. Summer training really is SO hard, especially in places with high humidity and heat! I’m sorry that your workload is heavy at the moment, but know that it won’t last forever. Sending positive thoughts your way!

  18. I’m definitely struggling with being bored with my running route. At least camping gives you some variety.
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  19. I love the quote about coffee that is on your cup!

    I think it is A-OK to be lower mileage right now if you are dealing with intense stress at work. Our bodies only know stress not necessarily workout stress from other stressors and life. Do what you have to do to take care of you and in the end, your job is more important than any training anyway.
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  20. Enjoying the campground life! Nothing wrong with that girlie! After I get this half over I’m not running as many miles either- it is just to hot! Thanks for having me as a hostess, it has been a lot of fun! Keep your chin up you will see the work light soon!
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  21. Looks like you are enjoying camping! I usually don’t worry too much about pace during the summer since it is so hot and humid down here.
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  22. Looks like you’re having fun camping! My running changes a lot in the summer. I usually run less miles and at a slower pace. The heat and humidity is impossible to run in. My body will not adjust! I hope you have a great week!
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  23. I can definitely relate to you feeling like you need a rope! Work has been so busy for me and has definitely stressed me out! Thank goodness for having running as therapy!

  24. I am exact same way. I get slow in the summer heat and I just go with whatever feels okay. Last summer training for a marathon was really hard, i don’t plan to do that again lol
    Hope you feel more on top of things soon 🙂 I know that feeling where work and life feels like it is rolling over you.

  25. I feel like 3 miles is my “minimum” run distance. Not sure why? I think I like the 30-minute run time. Nice, clean number. I hope life calms down for you soon! It’s no fun living in high-stress-mode. The next couple months look busy on our calendar but mostly with fun things for the kids. Lots of pool days, swimming lessons and little kid baseball!
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  26. Totally agree with you about the boredom of running the same route over and over! My minimum mileage for any given run is generally 3 miles. Anything less and I feel like my workout is incomplete. Hang in there with the life craziness right now!
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