The heat is on: 8/22-28 Weekly Wrap

A few cool mornings in the beginning of the week, but then the heat and humidity returned. Friday was really unbearable; luckily my first double digit run of this training cycle was Saturday. Find out how it all went down below.

I think maybe things are looking up, even so, and I’m wrapping it up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin because you just never know who you might inspire.


Workouts update

  • Monday: 3 mile tempo, Pahla B 10 Minute Core, YFR Hamstrings & Foundation
  • Tuesday: 2 miles easy, Shapeshifter Yogaflow
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Kettlebell
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, 2 miles easy on the Treadmill, 15 minutes stationary bike
  • Friday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Kettlebell, YFPR Knees
  • Saturday: 10 mile LSD
  • Sunday: Walking around hospital 

Mileage: 17 (+3)

TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners*
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
YTU = Yoga Tune Up Lower Body*

*Disclaimer: Amazon affiliate links; I will make a small amount of money if you buy through these links

Running update

Thank God I wore a tank top


What a gorgeous day to run! I met up with Darlene for the first 3 miles of her 10 mile run. So it was slow and easy for her and a tempo run for me. Thankfully Bandit’s diarrhea from the weekend had ended, so while I was sleep deprived, I didn’t have to come home and do any cleaning.

I did tape my IT because of the twinges I’d had Saturday; I think that was a good decision. Surprisingly my ankle felt fine afterwards.


Sweaty, not radiant


It was so nice and cool when I got up, but I waited until about 9 am to run. It wasn’t nearly as cool then, and not a cloud in sight. Unfortunately I’d chosen capris, which would have been fine had I run around 7, but thankfully I wore a light tank top on top.

Since I’m still rebuilding mileage, it was just an easy 2 miles. I concentrated on cadence, though, and so it was a decent pace for me. No taping, no problems.

Beating the heat on the treadmill (aka Old Faithful)


I could have got out early in the morning to run. It wasn’t too bad then. But soooooo tired. And a busy day ahead of me.

So nope, I opted for an afternoon treadmill run. It was only  miles, after all (rebuilding after being sick). I bumped up the pace just a little bit, considering how short the run was and I have nothing else really to say about that run.

Scenes from Saturday’s run


10 mostly lonely miles. I tackled Blatnick hill (the locals know what I’m talking about), while many of the group wimped out and avoided it. Pacing sort of all over the place — partly because of that hill. 

I tried to do 2 miles at race pace towards the end, but the body just wasn’t having it, even though it was a really nice day to run. But they were faster, just not as fast as I was aiming for.

Happy to be finished with my first double digit run since my last half and still feeling good.

The trick is to count it down for the photographer
Favorites of the week
Getting those 10 miles in. I wasn’t quite sure how they’d go down but it was good. Happy with my overall pace. Happy with how my body felt afterwards.
Unfortunately not quite sure when I’ll run again; my mom has being doing okay during the days, not so great at night, and there’s been some falling. I’ll be headed that way as you read this (or already there).

In fact, my mom was readmitted to the hospital early Sunday morning and I drove down even earlier. There’s a lot going on, not life threatening, but the bottom line is she was severely dehydrated and getting her to eat and drink is still a struggle. 

And that’s a wrap πŸ˜”

No questions today. I’ll have time to read comments while in the hospital later today, probably. 

20 thoughts on “The heat is on: 8/22-28 Weekly Wrap

  1. Your spirit is a lesson to all of us…it screams encouragement and inspiration! Thank you Judy, for being a part of my life.
    And I am so sorry to hear about the small niggles in your mum’s health! I hope she gets better soon! Lots of love to you.

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  2. I am so done with this heat and high humidity. More this week. More next week (91 predicted for the Wednesday after Labor Day). I can’t get out of my own way this year. Entire weeks without getting a run in. I hope, deeply truly hope, that with the coming of cooler weather I can get back to it. Discouraging.

    I love you jumping photo! Double digits in August. Awesome.

    Sending up a prayer for your Mom. And you. <e

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    1. Connie, since it’s just about enjoying the run, I don’t think it matters if you can’t run one week. Except maybe for your mental health. πŸ˜€

      Thank you very much for your prayers- appreciated & needed.


      1. Im sorry! Its so frustrating when we get derailed whether it be an injury or just life getting in the way! It’s hard watching everyone else being active and moving forward with their goals while you feel at a stand still…we’ve all been there! Hang in there and know that before long, you’ll be back on track AND you’ll have cooler temps to boot! 😍

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  3. Sorry to hear about your mum. It’s hard work when elderly relatives lose their health and independence ( we’ve nursed 2). Good for you that you managed to keep running! Well done😊

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  4. Sorry to hear about your mom. Sounds like you had a pretty good week. Great job for getting in those 10 miles. I am looking forward to cooler fall days.

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  5. Congrats on your first double digit run since your last half! I’m sorry to hear your Mom is having issues. I know that causes added stress for you. I hope she’ll be back home and feeling better very soon. Look at you doing the cute jumping pic. I still haven’t done one of those. Maybe after my last long training run for Chicago?? Thanks for linking, Judy.

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  6. Good for you Judy on taking on the challenge of Blatnick hill. I don’t know anything about this but hey it sounds like you pushed yourself. I love the picture of you being all happy after your long run was done! I’m going to feel the same way when I complete mine (something I haven’t done since May!) It will be several more weeks though.

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