Summer seems to have arrived in Virginia. It may just now be June 1, but it’s been feeling like summer in the south for a week or so now. Weekly recaps with Tara and Erin will now include lots of pictures of a very sweaty me LOL. Just in case you are feeling hot too, I’m giving away some samples of my favorite on the run hydration options (Nuun, Skratch, MeStrength, Gatorade…).
Friday started with a weight workout for the first time in, umm, months. I pulled out my copy of Metabolic Effect Diet and did 20 minutes of heavy weights. It felt good to do it, but I was a hot and sweaty mess by the time I got done. I can’t wait until we finish converting the kids’ playroom into the exercise room – that at least has air conditioning!
After a busy day of work and kid wrangling and various other activities, Shoo convinced us to go out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I’m pretty sure having the mushroom enchilada instead of beef did not negate the calories from the huge amount of cheese or from this:
Don’t worry, mine was the small one LOL.
Saturday dawned super early as Shoo had an 8am soccer game. After a hard fought game (that ended in a tie), I dropped Shoo off at home so he could go with Beer Geek to visit his grandfather. I grabbed Jones and took him to orchestra rehearsal. Thanks to Shoo’s choice, I then got to go for a ridiculously sweaty 3 mile run.
I’ll admit that I didn’t shower before grocery shopping – I had to finish that and pick up Jones. Priorities.
Then it was off to Shoo’s second soccer game of the day. His team won, despite some really poor calls on the ref’s part. I usually don’t get uptight about things like that, but there were quite a few questionable calls and they were all in the other team’s favor. Very frustrating.
After the game, it was off to a friend’s house for dinner and homebrew. I had way too much barbecue pork and a few more beers than planned. But a little overindulgence didn’t mean a lazy Sunday. Nope, it was a another crazy busy day.
I woke up bright and early and headed to a local park for our local MRTT’s celebration of National Running Day. Besides having the opportunity to socialize, I got to get in a fast (for me) 3 miler with a good friend and then rewarded myself with a donut. So good! I also managed to continue my decluttering by joining the gear swap (and taking nothing LOL) and passing a few things on to moms with younger kids. WinWin!
Then Beer Geek and Shoo headed off to a soccer game and Jones and I headed to the pre-concert rehearsal.
(Right after this picture was taken, Shoo scored.)
Thankfully, Beer Geek and Shoo were able to get home and cleaned up and then met us for the concert.
Then it was home for dinner and time to start getting ready for the week.
I’d say I need a weekend to get over my weekend, but our week is insanely busy and then next weekend is crazy busy as well as we head to Savor once again.
And now, to help you stay hydrated this summer, enter to win!
And don’t forget, tomorrow is Tuesdays on the Run. This week’s topic is “running breaks”. Should you take one? Why or why not? I’ll be talking about why I took one for most of May.
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85 thoughts on “Busy weekend + hydration giveaway”
Plain water with a hint of lemon
Sounds like a busy but good weekend! I don’t have a post for tomorrow, but I am taking an unpklanend running break after hurting my foot on the Billy Goat trail last weekend. 🙁
How is it doing? I saw the picture on Facebook…
Sounds busy but fun! I hope Monday takes it easy on you. 🙂
You can never drink enough water, especially on hot, humid summer days!
Definitely sounds like you need a break from your weekend. I didn’t feel like I was super busy this weekend but my two days flew by.
I can never get enough water but I tried a couple sample of Nuun and that was very nice!
Nuun is my new favorite hydration tool! Especially in this heat — I feel much better knowing I replenished a bit of what I sweat away 🙂
I am a gatorade person in the summer for sure. I love to take it on my bike rides. You took out the weights huh?! I got certfied in metabolic effect years back and taught it for a while.
A very hot and sweaty Charlotte NC too!
jam packed weekend! this weekend’s weather was brutal. your mrtt celebration looked awesome!
It was a ton of fun and the route was pretty shady, which was nice. This coming weekend is crazy too. I’m ready for the school year to be over.
I use GU Brew tabs for hot summer runs.
just water or chocolate milk
If it’s really hot I like just plain ice cold water, lots of ice!
Gatorade Endurance. I like coming back to work on Monday’s so I can rest. 😉
I may have just sat in my quiet house doing nothing for a bit yesterday…
I just love water. Boring but perfect.
My favorite hydration is a “muscle punch” from Smoothie King but if I can have that then it would be cold lemon water.
Wow, a gear swap is such a good idea. I would love to do that.
We do them fairly regularly. So far I’ve managed to give stuff away without taking anything home, which my husband appreciates LOL.
It doesn’t matter what country you’re in, referees will always make questionable calls. I can’t remember how many soccer games I’ve seen where I’ve been left scratching my head and wondering if the ref is reading the same rule book that I learnt.
I know. I’m used to the occasional weird call, but this was an entire game of questionable calls and most were against Shoo. And Shoo is not an overly aggressive player or rude or anything. It was just strange.
I like just regular old water.
I love water. It’s my go to drink
After a hot run, I like a good beer. Weiss beer or Spotted Cow.
Mmm, Spotted Cow. Love that beer. Can’t wait to go home in a couple of weeks and enjoy the Wisconsin beers.
Sounds like a busy, yet fun weekend! Love to try out hydration samples. Have to stay hydrated in this summer heat that is soon to come.
Sounds like a weekend around my house 🙂 The heat has just hit here and I’ve recently discovered Lemonade Gatorade which I’m liking a lot.
Hmm, I’ll have to look for that. I’m over the heat and it’s only the beginning of June…
Water with lemon or lime.
nuun after a long hot run
I love to hydrate in the summer with lemonade.
I drink coconut water or g atorade
Nothing better then good old H2O
Good old H2O before workouts and Nuun after for me!
I drink Gatorade when i run but mostly i drink water all summer.
I’m a huge NUUN fan. It’s a must have in the summer.
I can’t do Nuun, so I stick with water during training runs but during races I bring my own water and take gatorade at the water stops.
I enjoy coconut water during the hot summer months.
I do drink a lot of water, and if I think I need to I will use a medical grade rehydration powder I like called DRIP DROP. Stay hydrated!
my favorite way to hydrate when exercising is Lemon Tea Nuun. It’s been discontinued so I stocked up and bought 3 boxes.
I use the Nuun All Day during the day at my cubicle. (just not the grape one – yuck)
nuun has become my summer exercise essential.
I do water with lemon year-round, but there is something about sitting on the deck in the summer with a nice glass of Moscato. 🙂
I like water
Water is my go to for hydration.
I enjoy plain tap water!
Ice cold water or strawberry lemonade hits the spot during Summer.
Normally I got for Pepsi, or lately Diet Coke. But this summer I’m sticking with water with Sonic ice!
Always water 🙂
Looks like such a fun weekend! I would have to go with fruit infused water for sure! So good and you can switch up the fruit combos!
What a fun weekend, Erika!! You just bring on the sweaty selfie pics…I’ll be right there with ya – ha! Hope your week is going well and I can’t wait to hear all about your upcoming weekend. Thanks so much for participating in the link up!
A tall glass of ice water
I like water, don’d drink much else 🙂
I usually drink infused water
I love love love Nuun. All of the flavors I’ve tried have been so delicious!
I am enjoying cocogo right now.. SO tropical and delicious!
Good old fashioned water for me!
I love iced tea. Lately, some herbal combinations have been perfect.
I usually like making a big pitcher of iced tea!
I don’t ever use hydration products on a run, but my mileage is increasing and I know I should!
I usually go for ice water with lemon and lime wedges.
I LOVE Nuun Allday….. But when I do long runs I like an Advocare product, Arginine Extreme. I’d like to try new things 🙂
I love homemade lemonade with stevia!
Iced water with lemon.
I like drinking iced cold water with a little lemon, orange or lime in it.
I prefer water with lots of ice on hot days. Thanks
Water with lemon please.
I like iced tea
Water, iced tea, or Nuun…I’m not good at favorites
Definitely iced tea or lemonade.
I love ice water with lemon squeezed in it to hydrate any time.
Mostly it’s water, but when I want to splurge I have to admit I will grab an ice cold Pepsi:) Thanks for linking up with us again!!
Just plain water is always my go too but I also love Nuun when I think my electrolytes are out of wack.
I like water but in the evening a glass of homemade lemonade with a vodka splash is quite nice also!
I like my sugar free fruit punch! Thanks and God bless!
I found this stuff the other day that is absolutely great – coconut green tea!
i love an ice cold glass of water with nuun or gu electrolyte mix in it
My favorite liquid for re-hydration during the summer is ice tea or ice water with lemon.