Summertime Things


Monday: 5000m row

I mentioned on Instagram this was a rough week for running. It was 100 degrees and humid all week. Every run felt 10000x times harder than they should have and to top it off, my knee wasn’t liking impact this week. I cut Saturday’s run short and eliminated the double long run this weekend. I’m getting it checked out this week because I don’t want to start marathon training with an injury!

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Other than the 5:30am alarms for runners to beat the heat and get the early miles in (we are a crazy bunch aren’t we?) I feel like summer is a great time to be more social and get outside! I’m happiest when I’m charging my solar powered batteries.

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Ate hot dogs and had a few brewski’s at Nationals Park for a great night game…

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July 11-17 Recap

Monday: 20min core, 20 min shoulders/triceps

Tuesday: 7m easy 9:14/pace

Wednesday: 6m easy 9:30/pace

Thursday: 9m easy progression 9:00/pace

Friday: 20min legs (resistance band work, glute/hips)

Saturday: 11m long 9:24/pace

Sunday: 12.1m long 9:09/pace

Total Mileage: 45.1


July 18-24 Recap

Monday: 5000m row

Tuesday: 8.3m easy 9:00/pace

Wednesday: 20 min core

Thursday: 5m easy 9:50/pace, 25min shoulders

Friday: 6.1m easy 9:24/pace

Saturday: 11.3m long 10:38/pace

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 30.7 (low miles because of knee)

What are your go-to summer activities? 

Has anyone tried REI’s (or another running/fitness) group event?

Author: She's Going the Distance


10 thoughts on “Summertime Things

  1. Ooh – just caught that Instagram post – I hope there is nothing bad happening! Crossing my fingers for you!

    Totally get the ‘I don’t care WHAT, so long as it’s outside!’ mindset – we’ve been walking and biking and hiking and kayaking and hunting Pokémon and … pretty much whatever! 🙂

    Always love the pics – looks like you guys have been having a great summer! I definitely appreciate that we get cooler mornings at this time of year, last week it dipped into the 40s and I had to wear light gloves (of course it still got up to 90 during the day!)

    Keep us informed on your knee … we worry 🙂

  2. Hope the knee is just a freakish blip! We had another backpacking trip to the mountains – 70s and amazing scenery – and now some blogging in the backyard with some wine.

    • me too! a blip in the road! –i’m so jealous of your trip, we probably won’t make it back to colorado/utah until end of next summer–but it’s in the planning stages! Trying to finally make it to Zion! Enjoy the relaxing blogging!

  3. I’m blaming the heat for your knee. Because that totally makes sense, right? Hope it’s feeling better quickly.

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  6. So over this humidity. Go to’s for summer: beach (2nd trip last week) and Os games (2nd game last night). And good refreshing beer!

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