It’s an absolutely gorgeous Sunday afternoon in the Chicago area, and that means it’s time for the Weekly Wrap! I’m linking up with Wendy over at Taking the Long way Home and Holly at HoHo Runs for this week’s wrap-up. Be sure to check out their blogs, along with the other linkers! You may just find some new blogs to love!
The weather has been mostly beautiful this past week. It was
warmer hotter than Hades and more humid swamp-like earlier in the week, but these past few days have been absolutely perfect. I’ve actually been (a little) better about my training this past week. This is how my week went:
Monday: 9 mile run. It was really hot and humid, and it didn’t help that I didn’t get out the door until noon. I knew I wanted to do more than my usual 5-mile loop, so I added some extra miles on a local trail along the DuPage River. I often bike this trail with my husband, but since I run alone, I’ve never run it (except for the final two miles of the Naperville Women’s Half Marathon, which I ran in 2016 and 2018), but I decided to put my big girl pants on and go for it. There were lots of people on the trail so I felt very safe, and I was so glad to add this beautiful shaded route to my run.
Tuesday: 12-hour work day.
Wednesday: Fourth of July; I worked a short day (7 hours, which is short for me), and then went to my niece’s house for a party. This was one of the hottest, most humid day of the week, so it was a good day to work! By early evening the skies opened up, and then came the storms.
Thursday: 2 mile treadmill run. I planned to follow it with some strength training, but went off on a tangent changing batteries in all the clocks in the house and never got back to my workout. Seriously.
Friday: 5 mile run. I wanted to go longer, but we had dinner plans in the city and I ran out of time.
Saturday: 25.7 mile bike with my hubby.
Sunday: 60 minute deep tissue massage, 30 minute upper body workout, and my first feeble attempt at a 400m swim.
All and all this has been a much better week for me. It’s supposed to be in the high-80s again this week, so we will see what the week holds in terms of running. On Friday I am heading to California for the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon on July 15th. This should technically be taper time for me, but since I haven’t been training religiously, there’s not much to taper from. However, I do plan to practice swimming more this week, since the weather will be so warm.
How was your week? Are you training for any upcoming races? Have you ever run a race in wine country?