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Aug 11

Back to the Grind

After a long relaxing weekend, it is back to work and the normal old routine.  I was able to get in two workouts today, both a run and a bike.  I headed out on my run this morning hoping to beat out the hottest part of the day.  While it was cooler than it has been the past couple of days, it was still a tough run.  I don’t know if it was the temperature or that my body was trying to rid itself of the all the crap I ate this weekend.  If this were a food blog, I could recollect about the delicious homemade pizza with every topping under the sun on Friday; the over abundance of fresh chips and salsa and tacos at On the Border on Saturday for lunch followed by the grease-tacular fish and chips at Boatwerks in Holland for dinner.  Add in a wonderful Bourbon St. Chicken Panini at Arnie’s on Sunday.  Top that off with an amazing spread from Noto’s on Monday, and I was afraid to even look at the scale.  But because this isn’t a food blog, I stop there.  I’m sure the lovely Jennifer will have a full report on her blog.

It felt good to run and sweat it all out.  I did my standard 6 mile loop around Reeds Lake.  I am getting to the point where I could probably do this run blindfolded with one arm tied behind my back.  It’s a great route with plenty of bike paths, little traffic, and a couple of hills to make you work.  Always a lot of runners, bikers, and walkers out too.

After the run, I got some more work done before heading off on the bike.  Before my run, I had my car towed to the mechanic because it was acting up on me again.  About 10 minutes into my bike ride, I got a call from the shop saying that it was all fixed (and for free nonetheless!).  So, I headed straight there, threw my bike on the bike rack and headed home.  Then it was back on the bike for another 45 minutes or so to get in a full hour.

Back to the pool tomorrow and hopefully another run.  If I can get out early or late enough when it is cool, I am going to try for a full hour on the run or around 8 miles, whichever comes first.

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