Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wonderful vacation and some good runs!

"There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream." 
Author Unknown

Despite some of this weather...
Storm clouds coming in...
It's almost here...
This is the third storm of the week and we were losing the battle...
But, these storms were so intense that they rarely lasted and we were able to enjoy lots of great weather.

There were some great runs :)

I'm all done :)

An awesome 40K bike ride...

Which included a stop at a bakery for a tasty and extra fresh cinnamon bun!


Some beautiful sunsets...


Of course, we ate blueberries...but, my photo didn't turn out...they were sweet and delicious.

I did tons of reading and relaxing too...


As well as great meals with our friends...


Overall, a wonderful week!

To finish off a great week, today I ran another half-marathon at race pace with Uber H, my brother and my Super SIL. It was crazy humid, so my lungs weren't thrilled, but I felt really good and I'm super proud of myself (2h21m). Here we are after our run having brunch :)


Then, this evening, I ran with my little sister who is doing great with the Couch to 5K program. 

Go Iz!!

That's it for now...next week should be my highest mileage week to date...looking forward to it!
Cheers!

34 comments:

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Looks like fun! I've had a lot of fun running in new places on vacation. Great storm photos!

Iris said...

Looks like a great vacation. Glad your running is going well!

Char said...

That's a REAL vacation. Looks like it was energetic but relaxing and lots of fun. I have holiday-envy.

Jennifer said...

I love camping! Looks like you all have a great set up too. Super pictures and good for you that you got in some fun runs, you look so happy and content!

Suzy said...

Congrats on finishing another half!! That storm cloud is amazing. It sounds like you had a great vacation.

Giorgio said...

The two photos of the storm clouds are really wonderful.
It's easy to see that your runs are going well :) Have nice runs!

Laura said...

Great vacation! This humidity is just killer right now!

Teamarcia said...

What a fabulous vacay! Wowza on the storms though. We're having that same crazy, violent weather here.
Great job on the half! You are progressing so beautifully!

Paul said...

Wow that's a great pic of a roll cloud. No fun t-storms out here in Ca..boo. 8/

Congrats on the half marathon! (and vacation success ;)

Robin said...

What great pics....looks like a great vacation! WTG on the half!

Will said...

from great vacation to highest milage week do date...wow! that is getting serious. great work!

ajh said...

Sounds like it is going well. Yeah! Going north for a vacation is smart in my opinion.

Jill said...

Minus the few freak storms, looks like the perfect vacation - filled with running, biking, reading, beach time and friends and family time. Awesome!!!

Kate said...

Looks like such a great trip. Wow, that was some strong wind. Storms when camping make me nervous. We've had one trip where a tree fell in the campground and one where a tree fell through my SIL's camper. Yikes. I always breathe a little easier once the storms pass.

You look AWESOME in the pictures, and you got in some great training! Sounds like the perfect trip. :) Well, except for the storms.

Johann said...

Great vacation and some super workouts! You really did an awesome job on that half marathon, well done!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Mid-ride bakery stops are definitely a vacation must.

As are blueberries. Always.

Glad to hear your had a good trip!

runningonwords said...

Wow, great training week! Those storms look terrible, though!

Dawn said...

wow, that's a lot of running! Looks like you had a great time :).

Marlene said...

Looks like an AMAZING vacation! I love how happy you look when you run. :)

Claire said...

Wow!!! C'est une super belle semaine!!! Et BRAVO, je dois te dire que ton temps au demi est meilleur que le mien!!! :o)
La nouvelle photo de ton blog: MAGNIFIQUEE!!!

Anne said...

Those storm clouds would have me running for cover! Looks like the ideal vacation.

Alma said...

Love your new header photo!

Emz said...

What a blast.
That second photo "rolling in" amazing.
Looks like a beautiful place to relax, run, read & eat blueberries. ;]

[kä] said...

Superbe les photos, celle du couché de soleil est splendide.

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