Weekly Recap: Training Reboot Week 21 (8/13-8/19)

 
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Digital Nomad life

Weeks like last week are exactly why I freelance and work remotely. Last Sunday, we packed up our stuff (and our dogs!) and headed home to Pennsylvania for two weeks. Because I work remotely, I was able to work the first week we're here (last week). 

Unfortunately between a recent promotion at my day job and a freelance project that's been busier than expected, I had a pretty nutty week. I had planned to go to yoga a few times but it ended up not fitting into my schedule at all. Next week, I suppose. 

 Chop Sushi - Poke bowls for lunch!

Chop Sushi - Poke bowls for lunch!

I did, however, get in 5 runs, including a 9-miler with Jenn, the other half of my @solesistersjourney Instagram page. And because she works downtown near where we are staying, we also met up for lunch a few times. So I traded yoga workouts for lunch with a friend. I think that's an acceptable trade.


Workout Summary

  Monday   Off
  Tuesday   Run: 3.5 miles at 8:14 pace
  Wednesday   Run: 3.5 miles at 8:04 pace
  Thursday   Run: 3.3 miles at 8:27 pace
  Friday   Off
  Saturday   Run: 9 miles with a friend at 10:57 pace
  Sunday   Recovery run: 3.2 miles at 9:06
  Totals   5 runs/22.4 miles
  Total workouts: 5

In general the temps, humidity, and dew points were all much lower in PA than back in Charleston, with the exception of Saturday's long run when the humidity was 96% and the dew point was 74. The temps were still lower, though, so that kept things reasonable for me.

Saturday I met up with Jenn at mile 6 of her 15-miler (she's training for her first marathon!) and ran the last 9 miles of it with her on trails along the river. It was fun to run with her again since we haven't run together since the Disney Wine & Dine 10K in November. 

 River views from the trail

River views from the trail

The trails were muddy and some spots were flooded because of all the recent rain and storms in Lancaster, so we ended up having to do several out and backs on the trail to get in our miles when we could cross over certain sections, but it was a still a good run!

 City running views

City running views

 City running views

City running views

Because of the better weather in general, my runs on my own were a bit speedier than they are in the swampy Charleston air. It's still humid in PA, to be sure. Most runs had humidity in the 80s (sometimes 90s) and dew points in the 60s. That's still pretty miserable, but the slight difference in dew point made a difference for me. I'm excited for fall!

And that was my week! This coming week, I'm unplugging from both the day job and freelance work to enjoy a vacation. I've got lots of exciting things on the horizon in the next few months, but first...I need to take a break from it all. 

How was your week? Have you ever lived the digital nomad life? 


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As always, I'm linking up with HoHoRuns and Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap series.