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Workouts – Last Week Today – May 29

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All my spring races are done… I don’t have anything on the race schedule confirmed until October 30 (boo!).  There are a few 5k races in Houston during the summer and I am running in the Southern Star Brewing Company 5k (because, free craft beer).

I had been struggling to remember to get my planks in, but seeing all the strong ladies in Instagram doing the Plank A Day Challenge, got me inspired again… for 3 days.

Here is how my week lined up:

Sunday – 8 miles easy (average pace 11:28).  This run was anything but easy.  I didn’t get out the door until nearly 11:30 and by that time it was hot and humid.  I ended up taking it slow and taking walking water breaks at every mile and getting ‘er done.

Monday – 3.25 miles (average pace 10:49).  Ended up running reverse splits – 11:22, 11:05, 10:10.  I joined up with the Gooses Acre Running Club for their social run.  It was a bit unorganized, but I ended up running the first half with another first-timer to the club… had fun, will join again.

Tuesday – Rest, 1:23 plank

Wednesday – Rest, 1:43 plank

Thursday – planned: 4 easy miles; actual: Rest, 1:26 plank. We had thunderstorms! I had a lovely light show driving home, and when I got there, it turned dark as night and pretty much stormed all night into the morning.

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Friday – planned: 4 easy miles make up from Thursday; actual: Rest. We had thunderstorms… again! By the time I got off work, the roads into my subdivision were flooded. I ended up going out for Mexican food and margaritas to wait out the water going down. I finally was able to make it through the road and got home at 9:15 pm.

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Saturday – planned: 6 easy miles; actual: yoga. After Friday night’s fiasco, and looking at the neighborhood’s facebook page, it appeared that the trails that I run on were flooded.  I opted to try out this yoga for runners video on Youtube. I really liked it and plan on incorporating that into my routine.

TOTAL miles = 11.25


I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap, plus Nicole, Annmarie, Angelena Marie, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday.

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16 Comments

  1. HoHo Runs

    I second that Boo! I am done with my races until October. They are hard to come by around here now because of the heat. I can see the planking competition is getting fierce. I do plank, but definitely not every day. Those storms looks crazy! I’d enjoy waiting out the street flooding with Mexican food and Margaritas! I hope the weather will be better for you this week. Thanks for linking with us Vicki!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      The Mexican food and margaritas certainly helped ease the pain of waiting it out!

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  2. Embrace the Journeys

    Hopefully we’re through the worst of those storms, right? We had much the same too. I’d love a race now, but with this heat, I doubt I could do any good…even late September last year was brutal. 🙂 Enjoy the planks!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I know in a month or so, we’ll be wishing for rain!

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  3. Pam

    We lived in Houston on two different occasions and I remember those thunderstorms so well. They would scare me at times when the lightening and thunder seemed to be right over the house. I also have very little on my race calendar until the fall. One measly 10k in Maine this August! The humidity you run in is fierce and while I complain about NC, it is nothing like TX. Hang in there.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Summer is tough, but I think running through it makes us tougher!

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  4. fairytales and fitness

    I’m still waiting for a good thunderstorm to roll in here but it’s not happening despite it being in the forecast for 2 weeks now!

    I hoping to do some 5Ks this summer but that’s it. Good luck on the beer run!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks! I wish I could send a thurnderstorm your way 🙂

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  5. cassi9879b

    It’s been so rainy the past two years in the Houston area. Glad you were able to get something in.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I’m definitely over this rain.

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  6. Debra @HappyRunningSole

    I’m done with races for a while too. It’s so hard to find races here during the summer months because it’s so hot. I hope you have some better weather soon. I would be miserable with all that rain.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I am definitely over the rain!

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  7. Jen Rawson, RD (@PrettyLilGrub)

    I always struggle with motivation when there’s not a race on my calendar for a while. But finding other challenges to keep you busy during the off season is a great thing to do.

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  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    You guys have gotten some serious rain! I hope your trails dry out soon!

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  9. fitfoodiemama

    Those look like some serious thunderstorms, yikes! Hope you get to run outside again soon!

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  10. Tricia @MissSippiPiddlin

    I don’t have any races either until the Fall. I’m sure I’ll do a few 5k’s but nothing in concrete. Kind of makes me sad too! Ha I’m so glad the inspiration of IG got to you too. I did real good then I fell off the wagon, got back on and well it’s never ending…
    This has really been a crazy year for weather hasn’t it!

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