Scenes from the week

Happy Friday!

We’re having a relaxing week with grandparents.  So far, it’s just L and I… my husband is making the cross country drive with our car and visiting some friends along the way.

Our plans have changed a bit as our closing date on the house got pushed back an extra week, so we’ll be here about two full weeks.  We’re okay with that, and we have a number of friends we need to catch up with, too! But it is a little frustrating when we’re in transition and so ready to get settled.

Some scenes from our week:

An exhausting travel day

An equally exhausting early morning wake up, so we all hit the local diner for breakfast!

Running laps around grandma’s house!

Picking and eating tomatoes from the garden – yum!

Testing out the local track for Tuesday’s workout


The track was great- although hot.  I’m not sure why I thought PA would be so much cooler.  But I managed to get in 2 x 1600 (6:34, 6:23) and 2 x 800 (3:04, 3:07) on Tuesday.

Yesterday I tackled my tempo run and forgot that there are rolling hills in every direction, which made for a challenging run! And I’m expecting another humbling run on my hilly long run tomorrow.  But these hills and I need to become friends before the Philly marathon so I’m not complaining.

Also, there was a little confusion about how to do the sugar detox only, without the tele-conference.  I added a form to the post yesterday but if you missed it, I’m also including it below:

I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend post-long run, meeting up with cousins (and cousin’s kids!) that we haven’t seen in months, and more of the (slightly) cooler PA weather.

Do you have rolling hills out your door? What are you looking forward to this weekend?

69 thoughts on “Scenes from the week

  1. I feel ya on the hills. There are rolling hills in every direction where I live. I am looking forward to my 15-miler on Saturday. I think the humidity is suppose to break so maybe it won’t be so bad!!
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  2. Thanks for sharing the great pics! And welcome back to hilly runs! It’s almost impossible for me to find a *flat* place to run, which makes tempo training a challenge. It’s hard to hit a certain pace when some miles have giant hills in them, and it never seems like the downhills quite make up for the uphills! Good luck with the rest of your move. Being in moving limbo is tough, but I’m sure L is loving the extra attention from grandparents!
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  3. Such a great set of pictures! I’m glad your time is going well while you are in limbo. I have lots of hills on all my routes around here. While I don’t necessarily love them, I think they make me stronger for races. You’ll adjust in no time…and the Phila course is fairly hill free, so you’re going to be just fine!

    I, too, am looking forward to slightly cooler temps this weekend–a two-day break!
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  4. So many hills around here! Big ones! I can never get flat here. You are running some GREAT paces these days! Awesome! Hope you can find a break from the heat girl. cute pics.

  5. It looks like such a fun time. Wow, I’m glad you are doing well while in limbo. As you might know I’m currently in limbo myself so I am def struggling a bit with it. I am debating about the sugar challenge again myself because you have always done great things with it so I know it would be worth paying for (I’ve also told a few people too!).
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    • Living in limbo is tough!! The first week was fine- it felt like vacation, but I know by week 2 and on it will get old real fast! I’d love to have you join the sugar challenge… you can also use the code ‘sugar’ for $5 off. 🙂
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  6. I have a feeling that you’ll be friends with the hills in no time! 😉
    It’s Friday morning here, I got up ran an easy 3 miler, showered, then drove to work – and I am still the first few people arriving to the office. Loving our new place! I know you’ll love your new place too. Enjoy the two weeks with your parents 🙂

  7. So cute 🙂 you and L are adorable. I will NEVER detox from sugar again. I have learned the hard way that I don’t do well completely ridding myself of anything, so it’s better if I just make a conscious effort to eat cleaner and make better choices more often than not 😉

    PLUS I’m prego… I like sugar 😛 lol
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    • Moderation is key for sure! For me, cutting out the added sugars helps drastically reduce sugar cravings… but 7 days is definitely my max! And I eat plenty of naturally sweet foods during that time. And yeah, pregnancy is not the time to detox! 🙂
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  8. Look at L chowing down on the tomato! Love it! My son likes to pick the sweet 100’s from our garden take a bite, then spit them out. He’s not a fan but still wants to pick and try them. Such a stinker! Glad you had a great week and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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  9. The hills will make you stronger! I can’t get over how cute little L is!! :):)

    I used to have hills right out my door where I grew up, now I have to hunt them down a little but they aren’t too far!

    This weekend is 70.3! EEK!
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  10. How did I miss that you were running Philly?! I am running it too!!!! YAY! =) =) =) I ran it back in 2002 – it’s actually not as hilly as other marathon courses – a couple of little rolling hills, but all in all not too bad! =)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend in PA – are you coming to NYC at all this week?
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    • Are you serious?! That’s so awesome!! And I’m glad to hear the hills aren’t too bad. Coming from super flat running, even the little rollers are new right now.
      And no, we won’t make it to NYC this week, most likely the following… but soon!! 🙂
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  11. Don’t you just love how kids manage to look fresh as a daisy and be full of energy after the most exhausting nights ever? I have a pretty low-key weekend – no traveling or anything, yay! – but I’m trying to come up with a few fun things to do outdoors since I think the temps are actually going to be tolerable this weekend.
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  12. Are you serious?! That’s so awesome!! And I’m glad to hear the hills aren’t too bad. Coming from super flat running, even the little rollers are new right now.
    And no, we won’t make it to NYC this week, most likely the following… but soon!! 🙂
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  13. Waiting to get into a house stinks. I had to do it for two months right before Christmas when we moved in here, so not fun. Glad you have family to hang out with until then! 🙂

    It is hilly here, so I get them in every single run I do. It bothered me to see a slower pace at first, but now I’m even faster than I was before the hills!
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    • Oh wow- two months is much worse than two weeks. That puts it in perspective!! And yes, I’m hoping in six months or a year I’ll see a huge difference on these same hilly routes. 🙂
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  14. Cute pictures!!
    We have quite a few hills in our neighborhood – there is not a single route I can take from my door that doesn’t involve some hills!!
    I hope there aren’t any more changes with the closing!
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  15. Hurray for hills! I bet you didn’t get a lot of them in TX! Welcome home! I love running hills; they make me feel so much stronger! If I go out my front door and turn left, I go right up the hill and can keep going for miles. I love it! I hope you are having a great time with your family and good luck settling in the new place!!
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