This was a week when so much happened and yet so little happened. When the astronomical event of the century occurs on Monday, what can you say about the rest of the week?
I knew the eclipse wouldn’t be spectacular in D.C., but it still was pretty cool. We gathered on our office’s rooftop patio during peak eclipse time, and shared eclipse-rated sunglasses and photo-taking tips while the moon passed in front of the sun. It never got the slightest bit dark, but the light did seem *different*.
Total Solar Eclipse
My son experienced the total eclipse in Clemson, and he said it was truly amazing. This is one of the pictures he took as the sky darkened.
Hard to believe this was taken at the same time of day as my picture above.
Like I said, the rest of my week was uneventful. I tried to keep my workouts on the light side ahead of the Reston Metric Century.
Monday: Orange Theory Fitness + Quick Strength For Runners
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Earning only one splat point in this class left me wondering if my target heart rate zones will change after my next birthday. I didn’t push my pace to the limit, but I still was running at 7 mph or faster at an incline of 4% or higher. I think it was the 1 minute at 8.0 mph and 4% incline that finally got my heart rate into the orange zone.
When I got to the office gym, the other woman was just finishing her workout so I decided to do a workout from Quick Strength For Runners to minimize our overlap in the locker room. 😉
Tuesday: Quick Strength For Runners + 3 mile run
I had planned to do my long run on Tuesday, but it was too dang humid. I decided to do a combo workout from home, starting with Quick Strength For Runners and then running 3 miles outside.
I thought I’d run on the track, but it was still so dark I opted for neighborhood streets.
Wednesday: Indoor Cycling at Ryde/Revolve
I have one more ride in my package at Revolve ….
Thursday: 8 mile run
The humidity broke Wednesday night, and I think the weather kept getting nicer during this run. It was amazingly cool!
I ran up to the Capitol, and then took a detour into the World War II memorial on my way back.
It was hard to tear myself away and head back for work!
The “peak pose” of this class was “chin stand,” but it was led with the intention to “have fun” so I gave it an unsuccessful try with no expectations or regret!
Saturday: Quick Strength For Runners
I was going to take a full rest day ahead of the Reston Metric Century, but I realized that I could do a workout from Quick Strength For Runners without taxing my legs.
side planks, side crunches and clamshells …
Sunday: Reston Metric Century–recap coming soon!
Did you get to experience the eclipse?
Are you safe from Hurricane Harvey?
Please come by next weekend to join Deborah and me for the September Ultimate Coffee Date link up!