A Solid Week of Workouts

Hi Friends!  Welcome to this week’s recap!  I had a really busy week of work, but I also had a solid week of workouts and runs.  And, the weekend brought some cooler temperatures so it was actually tolerable to be outside!  A busy week called for a relaxing weekend and that’s just what we did.  I included my weekend recap in this one since we relaxed all weekend.  Let’s go back to Monday. 


 I woke up at 6:30 to get in a run before it got too hot.  I was so surprised when I headed out.  It was 68 degrees!  It was so nice the entire time!  As much as I love summer, I am ready for the temperatures to cool down a little bit.  I love running in the cooler weather!  Later in the afternoon I did a circuit workout from Simply Taralynn’s August Fitness Challenge.  The workout was a challenging one, but I felt great when it was done!

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When I was finished with that, Jeremy took me to ride my new four wheeler! 

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For dinner we had burgers.  I ate a veggie burger with some roasted okra and Jeremy had a real burger.  His looked really good!   

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Then we watched Bachelor in Paradise.  It’s so cheesy, I know, but I’m hooked!  (Jake loves toilet paper rolls.  He runs and wants to be chased when he gets one.)

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I had a meeting at 8:00 that morning so I didn’t have time to get a run in.  I don’t like running in the dark! I was in and out all day until late in the afternoon.  Once I got home, I did a quick circuit workout.  It was quick, but hard and super sweaty!  Later in the evening when it cooled off, I took Jake for a long walk.  Since he’s been sick, he hasn’t been able to do anything.  But, he was feeling better and needed some exercise.  So his walk was more of a run and he had a ton of energy! 

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Jake also had to get the mail before we went in.  

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Jeremy worked late, so we stayed up really late watching tv once he got home. 


I had my alarm set for 6:30 to get up and run.  I remember turning it off and thinking, “I’ll get up in a couple of minutes”.  I guess I went back to sleep because we didn’t wake up until 9:00!  I have honestly never done that!  I always get up when my alarm rings, usually before.  I had to go to work, so I had to wait until later in the day to run.  I was so tired all day!  I had a spark before work, and then another one before working out.  I did a 40 minute Tabata workout.  I kept doing these moves over and over until the last set.  I did planks for the last set of the workout. 

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After that, I headed out for a run.  It was super hot, but there was a breeze blowing and the sun was going down so that helped.  I ran slow because of the heat and I didn’t want to get sick.  I ran for 40 minutes and was right under 4 miles. 

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Then, I took Jake for a 30 minute walk.  We walked until almost dark and then headed home to the shower!  I was worn out! 

I'm not sure how I got so dirty.
I’m not sure how I got so dirty.


I woke up at 6:30 to get ready to run.  I had had a really hard time going to sleep Wednesday night, so I didn’t sleep much.  I had some spark before I headed out.  But, I was so tired that it really didn’t help much.  I ran/walked 5 miles.  It was only 77 degrees, but it was 93% humidity!  It was hard to breathe.  I had a meeting in the morning and then I came back home and took a nap!  I needed it!  Then, I did some much needed yoga in the afternoon.  My muscles really needed it!  I tried Yoga with Adrienne and I loved it! 

After yoga, I took Jake for a long walk.   It was hot and I took a water bottle for him, but he wouldn’t drink it.  I don’t think he appreciated me pouring it on his head!

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Later that night, one of my friends came by to show me her new car.  She bought a brand new shiny red corvette!  We went riding around town for a while with the top off!  It. Was. Awesome!


I was busy with work all day!  So, when I got home and it cooled off a little, I took Jake for a long walk.  He played with his friends until he was tired. 

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When I took him home, I headed out for a run.  I didn’t make it very far because all the dogs were out, and not the nice ones.  I went one way and there was a big black dog out.  He makes me nervous because I don’t know if he’s friendly or not.  He doesn’t sound like he is.  And he’s a police drug dog, so I’m not sure if my pepper spray would work if I had to spray him.  So, I turned around and went the other way.  But, there was another big dog down that road.  He was sitting at the end of his driveway, so I decided not to try and run by.  He has chased me several times before.  I just headed home.  All together I got in 2.5 miles.  I did some strength training instead. 


Jeremy and I spent the day riding our four wheelers!  It was 87 degrees and was super nice outside.  I wanted to be out all day!

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We even saw a deer.  It was really cool because it stood and watched us for a long time.  I guess it wasn’t sure what we were. 

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Saturday night we went to our usual dinner spot.  This time I ordered the fajitas instead of the fajita plate.  I didn’t like them as much though.  The chicken was cut too small and it was dry.  I still enjoyed them.  But, I’ll stick to the chicken fajita plate from now on.  After dinner we went to Walmart and got our grocery shopping out of the way for the weekend.  Then we went home and fell asleep watching Ocean’s Eleven on TV. 


We slept in a little today.  I was able to sleep in because it was in the low 80’s all day!  So, I didn’t go for a run until almost noon.  I ran 3 miles and then headed home to get some work done.  

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Jeremy worked in the yard all day, and I had some things to get done inside.  This post included!  Once I got some things checked off my list, I did a 30 minute Tabata workout.  Then, I went for a 30 minute walk.  The weather was just too nice to be inside all day.  

Tonight I’m fixing pork chops, okra, and salads for dinner.  What are you having?

I hope you all had a great week and weekend! 

For this weekly update I’m linking up with Holly of HoHo Runs and Tricia of MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. 

I am also linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by:

Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and

Angela from Marathons & Motivation

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12 thoughts on “A Solid Week of Workouts

  1. San

    Good job, girl. Sounds like a solid week.
    Where do you take those four-wheelers to ride?

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      Thanks!! Our neighbor has some land that she lets us ride around on or we have some land that we hunt on so we’ll go there too.

  2. lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    Jake is so adorable. Too funny that he gets the mail. I can’t get up at 630 to get a run in. Good for you. At 630 it is already 90 here in Virginia. I hope it cools off soon. I will have to try that tabata workouts. Looks like a good one.

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      I’m liking indoor workouts this summer. It’s just too hot to be outside! I hope it at least cools off some for you at night!

  3. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Sounds like a lovely week! Im doing the Yoga with Adriene Yoga camp right now and i really love it!

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      I’m loving it too!!

  4. Ilka

    Congrats on a solid week of training Tara! In the middle of August – you deserve double points! Love the pic of Jake with the mail – too cute! Riding 4 wheelers must be super fun! Great outdoor adventure!
    Have a great active week Tara! Happy Running!

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      Thank you!! I will take double points! 🙂 I love being outside when the weather is so nice! You have a great week too!

  5. HoHo Runs

    You had a great week and one with a lot of variety in your workouts. I’m a little jealous you had some cooler weather. It hasn’t happened here yet. Jake is so cute carrying the mail and playing with the toilet paper roll. Four wheeling sounds fun! I imagine it feels pretty cool when you are riding too. Thanks for linking, Tara!

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      The cooler weather was so nice!! I think Jake is pretty cute too! Lol thanks for hosting!

  6. Tricia Vaughn

    And a solid week it was for you!
    Ha I can relate to your hubs not eating the same veggie burger as you. Mine would starve if he had to eat what I did, course I guess I would too if the tables were turned. Oh no wait that’s not right I would not starve I’d just be as big as the side of the barn if I ate what he ate!
    The hubs is wanting a 4-wheeler this year. We’ve had a few before but the last one we sold for a golf cart. It will be fun to do some mud riding on a nice fall day, so maybe he’ll find one in our price range soon!

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      Lol your hubs sounds just like mine!! I would be huge too if I ate what he did. It’s not fair! Lol. Good luck on finding a new 4 wheeler. They are so fun!

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