A cold, productive week: 1/18-24 Weekly Wrap

Snowmaggedon 2016 missed us completely — this time. But the cold air and wind didn’t. I hunkered down at home and spent Monday through Wednesday inside the house in joggers or leggings (except for getting that pesky mail and putting out the trash).

I got back on my #yogastreak. Poor Lola didn’t get walked much — most of the time it was too cold, and Thursday I just didn’t have time to walk her and get my run on so she lost out.

However, after writing Chester’s story, I was inspired to start doing a little indoor agility with her and Gizmo (yes, Gizmo will train for treats too) and she gets soooooo excited. Maybe I’ll get my husband to video us someday.

Don’t forget to join up Holly of Hoho Runs and Tricia of Misssippipiddlin to recap your week and check out what others are doing — I love finding new tips from other bloggers!


Workouts update

  • Monday: 10 minute dance WU, TIU Saved by the bell I, 5 mintute core, 15 min bike, Yogaworks PM
  • Tuesday: 1 mile on TM/core x 5, YFPR knees & hips
  • Wednesday: 10 minute HMY, TIU Kettle Booty x 2, Dogwalk
  • Thursday: YFR Hamstrings, 4 miles easy, YFR Hips
  • Friday: TIU Love Your Body with Yoga, 15 minute bike WU, TIU Toned Arms x 2
  • Saturday: YFPR Restore & Rebuild, 6 miles with Darlene (no snow!!!)
  • Sunday: Dogwalk

Mileage: 15 (-.5)

TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief

Running update
It was even colder this week than last. Well, technically maybe not, but we had those really cold temps all week long and the first few days of the week were insanely windy, too. Not only did I retreat to the treadmill on Tuesday, I put off grocery shopping until Thursday even though I was running out of bananas!

Then I didn’t buy enough bananas to last us to my next grocery store trip, and had to stop at Target after my long run Saturday.

I didn’t get enough steps in most of the days I wasn’t running, as obviously there were almost no dogwalks, but I did stay active.

I got a lot busier in the kitchen this week, too.

Sushi again — it never gets old!

Weekend Favorites
Sushi — again– ah, but this time we actually did go out for it! I wasn’t tired this week, although Mr. Judy was a bit, and we almost ordered in again because damn! Saturday was reallllly cold. Luckily I have a really ugly, really long, really warm down coat.

We rented “Woman in Gold” this weekend. I really enjoyed it! And Friday I went to see “Brooklyn” with a friend; I recommend that, too — which oddly reminded me of “Sweet Home Alabama”, even though they’re very different movies, and yet actually share many similarities.

I tried a different way to carb load this week with potato soup. Actually potato cauliflower soup. Mr. Judy actually seemed to like it.

Cooking with teff flour for my very first time. I used this pancake recipe, which I’d shared earlier on my facebook page, except I did add 1 tbsp coconut sugar and used almond milk instead of water. It was really filling! Hey, if it’s good enough for an elite runner . . . teff flour has a nice, light, nutty taste and now I’m trolling Pinterest for more recipes using it!

I came up with this recipe for baked donuts from Pinterest. I topped mine with PB2 and just a tbsp of melted dark chocolate.

And no snow! I feel for everyone that got clobbered — been there, done that.  And it’s not like we had great weather this week. But for me missing a snowstorm is always a good thing. 

And that’s a wrap!

Have you tried something new you liked lately?

18 thoughts on “A cold, productive week: 1/18-24 Weekly Wrap

  1. I’m glad you thawed out. I was sipping my hot mocha when you were checking out in Target.

    I just throw things together on Sunday so I don’t have to cook all week – beef veggie soup, chili, quiche, pork loin – we are meat eaters.

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  2. I can understand you wanting to stay inside when its cold. You stayed active despite the winter weather ! I have never heard of teff flour. I make my pancakes with coconut flour. You have to get used to the consistency but I prefer them.

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    1. I’ve done coconut flour pancakes. I use coconut flour for some things, but yes, it can taste very eggy.

      I had bought the teff flour for a different recipe quite some time ago that I never got around to making — now I’m sorry I didn’t try it sooner!

      I like to try new stuff. And I think variety in ingredients is very important. More variety = more micronutrients.


  3. We have gotten into the nasty habit of going by the store every dang afternoon to get stuff for supper, I’m not the Sunday food prep girl at all. But I so need to get my things together to save a trip or two each week. We did have that potato soup again last week, that’s new and again there was none left. Glad you missed all the snow!

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  4. Your blog always makes me hungry! I’ve never heard of teff flour – clueless. We tried a new Italian restaurant lately that we love. And better yet — the prices are excellent! We’ve had cold-for-us temps with wind. But since I’m still in recovery mode, I’m not out in the wee early hours of the morning right now. I remind myself in 6 weeks, the trees will start budding here so I need to be enjoying those cold runs. Thanks for linking with us Judy!

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    1. I’m glad to hear you’re taking your recovery seriously!

      Ugh! Spring doesn’t arrive here until April or sometimes not even until May. Hopefully with this el nino year we’ll continue to be mostly mild.

      I miss TX where spring started in feb, since that’s usually the worst month here!

      But the summers here are usually pretty nice. There’s pros & cons to everywhere!


  5. Sounds like you had a nice week! Running in the cold can be tough when the conditions are so rough….I want to run tomorrow outside but I’m not sure if the ground will be too slippery. Oh, the donuts look good!

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    1. I tend to be cautious of when it’s slippery — I have Yaktrax, but they’re a last resort for me. Usually I’ll just stick with the treadmill in those conditions because even if I don’t slip, who knows if a car will?

      Good luck today!


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