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This week’s weather was PERFECT.  It was in the 60s and I even turned the AC off.  We had the windows open at night and it felt so good.  It was nice to have a couple of days like that because the hot weather is back.

I had some really great runs this week.  On Tuesday I ran 3.10 and my pace was so much faster.  I even stayed in HR zones 1-3 like I am supposed to.  Last Friday I did the same distance and finished in 39:02, but on Tuesday my finish time was 36:19.  That is about 1 minute faster for each mile and they were all under 12:00!!  As you know, I am not at all a “fast” runner so seeing these numbers sure made me happy.


Thursday’s run also went well.  I did 2 sets of 3:15/80.  The last time I did this workout was July 16 with an average pace of 12:19.  On Thursday it was 12:05.  What was exciting about it is that I ran without stopping the first two intervals of each set and actually felt really good.  It was a big confidence booster and makes me even more excited for the next couple of months.


Saturday’s run was 8.01 miles along the lakefront.  During the week I had calculated my total mileage and it would have been 26.99 miles.  Now you know why I had to run that extra .01 to get an even 27 miles.


I also did 3 Glutes and Legs Strength workouts.  The first one I did was on Tuesday.  I was very sore for about 2 days.  Let’s just say that it was hard to sit down to use the toilet.  I did another one on Friday but wasn’t sore afterwards.  Today I did the same workout that I did on Tuesday and so far am feeling OK.  Next week I want to add include Arms Toning workouts. Peloton Workouts-1.jpg

I posted this in Instagram but it makes me laugh so much so I will share it here.  It is from this morning during my workout.  I’ve mentioned that Mateo is a very dramatic cat.

School update:  We got an email from the Superintendent that our first day of school is August 26 (it was supposed to be the 24th) and the students’ first day is the 31st.  We will have 3 days of Teacher Institute to give us time to collaborate and plan with our colleagues.  Some school districts are allowing teachers to go in the classroom to do their remote learning.  I am hoping our District does the same (at least 1 or 2 days per week).  Crossing my fingers!

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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27 Comments on Weekly Run Down: Fall weather and running 7 days this week

  1. wow look at you running 7 days this week! Will you be keeping that up? Glad you are trying out some of the strength training Peloton classes I love them! Thanks for linking up

    • I cannot believe I waited this long to take the other classes. It is like having your own gym at home!

      I will keep up with running everyday. My coach said it was fun. It will only be 15 minutes on the days he does not schedule a run for me. Let’s see how long it lasts!

  2. Oh, I could see how much better it would be to do your teaching from your classroom – fingers crossed! LOL at Mateo in front of Matty M (right?). Our weather was not amazing but it wasn’t too bad between storms.

    • I am just tired of being at home. I know many people are. Plus in my room I have everything that I need and don’t need to bring anything home.

      Yes, it is Matty. He is another of my favorite instructors.

  3. Maybe I missed this – are you doing all remote learning this fall? Our district here originally began planning for a full return (all students 5 days/week). Now they have backed off that and say students will go in person 2 days/week and have remote learning 3 days/week. It’s crazy!

    Nice runs this week! I actually ran in Joliet on Friday, so I might have been somewhat near you. It was a beautiful run on a bike path through the woods.

    • Yes, we are starting with remote learning for the first quarter which ends October 30th. The District will then evaluate what we do next.

      I have a friend that moved to Joliet in March. I had been looking for places to run and then hang out with her the rest of the day. That hasn’t happened yet.

  4. Wow 7 days of running this week is great! You got in some nice workouts. I am so jealous of your cooler weather! Fingers crossed they let you get back into your classroom this year.

    • I’ve been feeling good and already running 5-6 days a week so I figured “why not”? I will run for 15 minutes on the days my coach does not schedule a run for me.

      The weather made a big difference and that is making me excited for the Fall!

  5. Good for you taking advantage of the beautiful cool weather we had! Matteo is so cute on is kitty couch! First day of school here is 8/17. Eeek!

  6. Great week for you. I don’t even remember it being cooler. My runs are blah. But I’m out there at least 3x a week.

    Summer is speeding by. Gl with school prep.

  7. So glad you had amazing weather! You are absolutely crushing it with your workouts. I’m glad you have some answers on the start of school. Knowing the plan always helps so much (our district is supposed to be doing the same as you, but who knows at this point – the union is suing the state, so…).

    Mateo is a cutie!

    • Now it is just a matter of waiting for the official schedule. We have one for a “normal” school year but not for remote learning. Our day with the students is 8:40-2:50 but don’t think we will be expected to be online that whole time. I hope not.

  8. Congrats on the great week! I’ve already forgotten about last weeks weather because I’ve been so busy with our clean-up from yesterday’s Derecho storm…at least the heat & humidity took a brief sabbatical for the time-being.

    • The storm was terrible! I didn’t even know what a Derecho was until I watched Angie’s Instagram stories. Luckily there wasn’t damage where I live but I did see lots of trees and branches on the ground the following day.

  9. Congrats on all of the running, and seeing those improvements! Our school is starting Aug 31. They really haven’t defined what is going on with sports though, so I’m still crossing my fingers that something will happen!

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