Summer is over. Normally, summer hangs on until it is no longer officially summer, but for some reason this year, summer decided to leave when the kids went to school. We’ve had perfect running weather nearly every day for the last couple of weeks. I’ve actually even managed to go out for some runs without taking water in the last few days. I know, crazy for this time of year. I am very thankful, especially considering what much of the rest of the country is going through.
Today on Tuesdays on the Run, we are taking a look back at summer and sharing our highs and lows. I was lucky – our summer was mostly highs!
I got to meet Marcia finally!
I didn’t get to meet Susie or Wendy on this trip to Chicago.
I got to run with lots of new friends.
I didn’t manage to run any races with them.
We went on an amazing vacation to the Southwest and hiked at Chaco Canyon, Bandolier, and Mesa Verde.
I felt like crap the whole time thanks to the awful stomach bug we caught right before we headed there.
We got to travel a lot and see a ton of friends and family.
We weren’t home enough to start on the kitchen renovation, so it’s been pushed back again. I like to believe it’ll be done before the kids graduate and move out. LOL
I actually did a decent job of continuing to train through the summer, so I’m in a good place with MCM training.
One of those days was a feels like of 105*
All in all, this summer was great. We survived the lows and loved the highs. Here’s hoping that this school year goes just as well.
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16 thoughts on “The highs and lows of summer 2017”
Glad you had a great summer! We have really gotten lucky with the weather the past few weeks. I feel like I skipped over running through the hottest part of the summer.
That’s great that you got to meet Marcia in RL! And travel is always fun, although being sick isn’t.
I always run with water. Even on the coldest winter’s day! I feel hydration is important.
You did a lot this summer! I’m bummed we didn’t get to meet either. That damn job prevents me from having all the fun! :p Seriously, we will make it happen–it has to!
No more feeling like 105 anymore noe that fall has arrived. These temps have been nice lately.
Definitely a low that we didn’t get to meet, but I’m glad you managed to corral Marcia! Just means you will have to come back, right?
Great job keeping up your training and running this summer. Even with the “feels like 105” – ick!That sounds awful. I don’t know how you do it!
I’ve just recently been able to run without carrying hydration too! That’s a sure sign of Fall! Your trip to the Southwest sounds fantastic. I need to get out there.
My parents did their kitchen renovation after I moved to college. They’d been talking about it and taking down one of the walls to open up the space a lot. I’m glad I wasn’t there for the chaos, because I was there when they renovated their bathroom.
That is so cool that you got to meet up with Marcia! 🙂
You never would know that you were feeling sick during your trip! Your pictures look great
Your training stayed on point the entire summer! Ha ha…I know ow those household projects get put off (or worse, they get started…and plateau…and sit there for months on end).
I no longer blog, but here are my summer bests & worsts:
Best: Warm & sunny in the PNW all summer, with low humidity and cool nights & mornings.
Worst: Dried up lawns and plants, many wildfires in WA and OR, with travelling smoke and ash.
Best: Running went very well through July 8, including a 2017 5K PR on July 4.
Worst: Meniscus & arthritis flare up put running on hold from mid-July through early August. My running comeback has been slow and has forced me to modify upcoming race plans.
Best: I made huckleberry, marionberry, rhubarb and cherry pies for summer birthdays.
Worst: I ate pie. So much pie.
Best: Lots of bike rides on weekends.
Worst: In lieu of long runs.
Best: Swimming & aqua jogging in the Sound at my parents’ beach.
Worst: I feel like I did not maximize my swimming opportunities and now summer is over! (And the water is very cold.)
such a GREAT summer here too.
usually Im so glad when they are done because…TEXAS 🙂 but not this year.
you definitely packed in some fun travel around all of your races this summer. It looks like you have also made lots of progress in your running pace. Thanks for the linkup
Sounds like a great summer (well, except for the illness)!
It’s been a perfect summer here in Toronto. Chill and nice weather for the exception of some rainy days, amazing weather for running. As a result I did push a bit more actually than I needed and I’ve got an injury. I hope to get back at it ASAP, hopefully the weather holds – really nice weather for running still. Cheers! Vic