Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weekend Workouts

I love long weekends. Friday morning I took Sophie for a run in the running stroller. She really wanted to go -- even though Dad was home and she could have stayed with him and watched Phineas and Ferb -- and then about a mile in was ready to turn around a go home. So only a short two mile run for Friday. I spent the rest of the day cleaning, doing my monthly billing for the office, and getting some work done.

Saturday morning my running partner Jim and I went for a 41 mile bike ride. Do you ever drive on certain roads and think gee I really would like to ride my bike on this smooth road? There is a road around my house that I have thought that about all summer, so we finally decided to take that route. It was a beautiful morning and we had a great ride. I spent the rest of Saturday helping my mom shampoo her carpets. Between the bike ride and the carpet cleaning, I was wiped out and was in bed by about 9:30.

Sunday, I got a 10 mile run in before our annual Labor Day weekend golf tournament. I was cursing the wind (and farm tractors) during the run, but overall it was good. It ended up being a chilly day, so I rocked the compression socks under the jeans for golf all day. They kept me warm AND made my muscles feel good! Eighteen holes of golf later and I was ready for bed by 9:30 again.

Yesterday, my mom, sister, mother-in-law, Sophie and I went to the State Fair. Maneuvering a stroller through the throngs of fairgoers was enough of a workout for me. Luckily I refueled with a giant pretzel, some funnel cake fries, cheese curds, and ice cream.

It was torture getting out the door of work/daycare this morning, but I'm looking forward to a lunch time bike ride and kettlebells tonight.


Marlene said...

OOOOHHH that fair fare sounds goooood!

Awesome on the bike ride + run - pretty awesome weekend. And lots of sleep... my favorite! :)

Teamarcia said...

Sounds like a busy and fun weekend! It's so weird for us to be talking about how chilly it is as we were just sweltering a couple of days ago. Ah weather!

Diana said...

Kettlebells and fall weather...match made in Heaven!
Doing lots of biking here to before the snow flies.....

Jess said...

Oh, cheese curds! How I miss thee.

Jill said...

The fair sounds....yummy!!! :)
Busy weekend for you, girl - keep up the great work!1!

There is a big Turkey Trot race in Denver in Washington Park - 4 miler - on Thanksgiving Day. I keep trying to find the website but it keeps taking me to United Way (sponsor) and I can't find the official site, but I can send you a flyer if you are interested in running it. It's a huge race. Of course, I hope we are able to get together, too!!!

Christine said...

Wow, you got a lot done this weekend!!! Reading this makes me feel lazy :)

Beth said...

Lots of good workouts and a trip to the fair- yeah! I ate WAY too much during my two trips to the fair. The second time we went it was the day after my 17 mile run and my stomach couldn't take it and it rebelled! I'm loving all this great weather. Enjoy!

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