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Fun For Friday - My #MoveEatLive for the Week

First off, how is it already August? Why does it seem like the summers just fly right on by? Knowing how short they always seem, I have been trying to take full advantage of summer. Over the weekend our typical summer weather returned - hello heat index of 109, nice to see you.

The upside was that the pool warmed back up quite nicely making for some fantastic floating and lounging time. The downside, well, 109 degrees is ever so slightly oppressive. However, to go along with our nutty weather this year, the temps have dropped again. Yesterday was 74 degrees - the high, in July? Of course, the Runner Heather is not complaining.

The lower humidity and temps definitely made for some fantastic Move.Eat.Live. times this week.

Move

After some very tough, very hot runs over the weekend, my body was happy for mid-60s and low humidity on Tuesday's run. I got in 8 speedy miles and threw in lots of hills, including running up to the top of the bridge so I could get a good sunrise (aka RunRise) picture. Wednesday and Thursday included more running plus I got in my weight workouts either during lunch or after work.


Eat

Pleasant weather makes grilling out a lot more pleasant as well. Usually we have to carry out a box fan when outside at all, especially standing over a grill. This week? No fan needed. One meal included grilled sweet potato "fries," alongside chipotle tempeh burgers with grilled pineapples and pickled purple cabbage.



Live

I've been spending a lot of time outside on the patio soaking in the great weather this week. Maddie likes to join me while I sit out and read. I used to feel guilty for sitting around reading knowing there were chores to be done. Now? Not so much. Life's too short to waste indoors when the weather is this nice.


What has been your MoveEatLive for the week? Anyone else enjoying some oddly cooler temps? 

As a fun fact, we have had the coldest July since 1967.

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