Slow down, summer- you’re going too fast! I wish I could pause time during this last summer of working from home. I know I’ll look back on this and miss it. But I’m spending it like any other, with lots of running. Here’s how this week went in training for the Fargo, North Dakota marathon!
Monday: 6 miles with Christie and Julie, 9:14 min/mile average. Barre class at the Bar Method after work.
Tuesday: Workout Tuesday! 2 miles easy, then 8 sets of 5 minutes on, 1 minute recovery jog, with the 5 minute sets getting progressively faster from 8:35 to 8:00 even. It wasn’t perfect, but overall was in line with the goal. 9 miles total, 8:55 min/mile average. 10-minute Peloton strength class afterwards.
That evening, Julie, Christie, and I went to Rosalia for pizza and wine to celebrate Christie’s birthday. Locals readers, if you haven’t been there, definitely check it out!
Wednesday: 6 miles with my friend Vicki followed by 3 miles solo listening to a work call, 9 miles total, 9:10 min/mile average.
We kicked off our second season of bocce ball Wednesday night; our team is Dustin and me and one other couple, and we often rotate if Dustin and I play together at the same end or Julie and I do. Julie and I were together this week and we got a quad! Essentially that means all four of our throws got points; this doesn’t happen very often, and has never happened for our team! Pretty exciting stuff!
Thursday: Complete rest (other than some dog walks, of course.)
Friday: 6 miles before work with Julie, Christie, and a new joiner, Annie! Good times.
Saturday: My sister Erin and her kids (and her vizsla Ollie!) came to visit for my other niece’s graduation party. It was so fun to have another vizsla in the house.
Ollie (the visitor) is in the middle in the below picture.
We had planned to run together Saturday morning, but her kids woke up with a bit of a sore throat. To be cautious, she skipped the run, and her kids and her took covid tests (which were negative).
I ran 5 solo, came back to see how things were going, then Dustin joined me for 6, and then I did 2 more solo, 13 miles, 9;15 min/mile average.
Minnesota (and quite a bit of the rest of the county) is suffering some pretty bad air quality due to the wildfires, particularly those in my cherished Boundary Waters Canoe Area. I wonder if some of the sore throat was from the air quality- or maybe just a cold. Fortunately, it was not Covid (my sister and one of her kids is vaccinated, but the other is too young still.)
The rest of the day was spent at my sister’s house celebrating my niece Maggie’s high school graduation!
Sunday: Erin was feeling better, so we ran 8 miles together.
We ran the first 4 with Ruth and Ollie, dropped them off back at home, and ran another 4 just the two of us, 10:30 min/mile average.
We followed up the run with a 10 minute upper body workout via Peloton. The dogs participated too!
Summary: 52 miles of running, 1 barre class, a few Peloton strength classes.
Here’s a bonus “triple the vizsla” picture for fun!
That’s a wrap!
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Love all the vizsla pics! I saw the vizsla I see AND the vizsla/lab cross I see this weekend, which was great. We have been having a heatwave here which is something our houses are not set up for, so not much running in the week, then loads this weekend!
Heatwaves everywhere! Lots of excessive heat warnings in Minnesota right now.
So fun you saw both vizsla/vizsla mixes out and about!
your doggies are all so cute! So fun to get to run w your sister. Congrats to your niece. The summer is flying by but I am ready for fall it’s just too hot here. Have a great week ahead!
I love running with my sister Erin!
Great job with your training this week! Glad your sister and her kids were negative for COVID. It seems like so many cold are going around right now!
Ugh, yes, lots of colds. No fun.
Love all the Vizsla photos! My brother has a dog named Ollie, but he’s not a Vizsla. It’s interesting that you & your sister have the same breed of dog (but fun!).
Yup, the air quality was really bad, here, too, all the way over on the East coast.
Y’all had a great week despite that!
My sister loved Matilda, so that inspired her to get a vizsla as well. Her Ollie is very sweet!
Cute puppy strength assistants.
GLad your sister is OK, and would totally agree re: air quality. It was bad here and imagine worse there closer to the fires.
The dogs can’t miss out on the strength!
I had to laugh at the picture of your strength session with the dogs- I did two Peloton classes this week and for both of them my cat insisted on joining in- strangely, that did not help.
Sounds like you had a great week of running and family time! Glad everyone’s healthy.
Ha! The pets want in on the fun 🙂
I love the vizsla photos and I assume that you must have been holding food to get them to focus so well for the photos, lol.
The weather here was pretty decent but we could also see a haze in the sky from the wildfires, which I thought was nuts since we’re clear across the country!
Haha, you got it Kim! Those vizslas are very food motivated. So am I, I suppose, ha!
Looks like a fun week with family, friends, and pooches! I’m glad your sister’s kids didn’t have covid. I’m sure that smoky air could irritate their throats. Hope everyone is feeling good now.
Well, it was definitely a cold and I have it now. No fun!
Great week of running for you (as per usual). The three dogs are so cute together 😉
I loved having three sweet pups in the house! It was very entertaining.
Great week Jessie and lots of social and family time! my cats also try to workout with me sometimes, usually I’m the one who has to adapt to them though…
haha, the pets are in charge of the workouts!
Looks like a fun week; glad you got to have some family time! I love your dress!
We had a lot of filtered sunshine up in Door County due to the Canadian Wildfires. It helped keep the temperatures down, but yeah, the air quality was not so good. My son has asthma and he was coughing a lot.
Thank you Wendy! I bought my dress a few years ago in Palm Springs and haven’t had a lot of opportunities to wear it. Glad it still worked!
I agree, the summer is flying by way too fast!
Love the photos of the Vizslas – such beautiful dogs 🙂
Looks like you had some great family time! Glad everyone is healthy.
Thank you Michelle! Yes, those vizslas are photogenic.
I’m relieved no one has covid, but this cold that they passed around isn’t fun!
OMG I Love the triple Vixsla pics so much! So fun! Great week of activities for you and how nice to celebrate with family and friends.
I love Ollie’s flipped back ear. Pablo’s left one does that, too.
You had a great week of workouts! Congrats to your niece – sounds like a fun visit except for them feeling a little under the weather.
It’s the cutest when their ears do that!
Ollie’s ear flip is perfect. What a cute trio.
It’s like we can’t have colds anymore. It’s so stressful! I’m glad everyone’s tests were negative.
Haha, the cutest.
Thank you! Colds are no fun, but I’m glad it wasn’t Covid.
I think our Olli vizsla needs to meet your sister’s Ollie vizsla! 🙂
Yes! Wouldn’t that be so fun!
I also love the Vizsla pictures!!! Very cute! I am glad you enjoyed the time with the family. Isn’t it great?
It is! Except the cold part, ha!