Running the Big Apple:10/24-11/6 Weekly Wrap

Fair warning: I was traveling this week so this post has a lot of photos. 

Well, somehow I got everything together to get out of town, again, but damn, my house is definitely building up some clutter. I feel as though I’m never home long enough to declutter — or barely even to do the things I need to do.

People travel a lot more than me, they work, they have kids, husbands, and furkids . . . but lately I just can’t seem to get everything done. Even if I am crossing off most of my to-do list.

You feel me?

But that rarely stops me from 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: Dogwalk, 3.76 miles with 4 hill repeats (first 1.5 with Bandit), YFPR HIps
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, 5.75 midday, 1.75 miles with Bandit PM, YFPR Hips
  • Wednesday: Purely Twins Weights
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, 3 easy treadmill miles
  • Friday: Walking around NYC & the NYC Marathon Expo (packet pickup)
  • Saturday: Dash to the Finish Line 5k + about 14 miles walking around NYC. Literally!
  • Sunday: Walking around the Big Apple – Broadway play?

Mileage: 17.35 (+2.35)

TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners*
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
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 updates 


I decided, sort of out of the blue, to take Bandit with me on the run. Such a good name for a running dog, no? We had run together a bit when we first got him, but that was more sprinting than running.

This time I actually did my normal run/walk intervals. As I wrote in my TOLT post, it actually worked really well for him. And despite never really being trained to walk on a leash, much less run on one, he did really well.

Sure, he tried to pull over at times to pee on stuff, but he was easily redirected. And yes, I had to pay close attention to him because sometimes he zig zagged a little. Generally he did really good though — I imagine it would be a lot harder to train a puppy to run with you (remember he’s 8 years old)

He seemed to enjoy it. And then I finished my run solo. 


I would have loved to get in 8-9 miles today — my guess was the weekend would be too crazy/busy to get in extra miles — but I also knew being gone that long and grocery shopping, which I needed to do, would be outside Bandit’s comfort zone.

So I headed out to do 5 miles. But my sister caught me first, and I knew she needed to vent, so I got out much later than I intended to. But this run was just lovely. And I decided to go for 5.75 (because I’d done 3.75 the day before).

I took Bandit for another slow run during the witching hour. We went 1.75 miles this time, so a total of 7.5 miles for the day. It was a little tough because I didn’t really have much downtime between the two runs, but it wasn’t too bad. The lovely fall weather helped.

Mr. Judy actually came home while we were out running. He tried to take photos of us at the end, but it didn’t work (new camera).


Got rained on pretty good while walking the dogs in the morning. It had mostly dried out by the afternoon, when I had time to run, but I still went with the treadmill. Sometimes it’s just a time thing.

As I wrote about in my coffee date post, I went to bed Wednesday feeling normal and woke up Thursday with a sharp pain in my inner groin – not DOMS. 

It didn’t bother me while running or feel worse after; must have been the single leg squats the day before. 


Such great running weather! I saw Darlene for the first time in months as we ran the Dash to the Finish Line 5k in NYC. 

My nephew, who lives in the city, came to cheer me on, too. 

I’ll recap it at some point but spoiler alert: it wasn’t officially a PR due to all the weaving yet I ran my fastest mile ever during it: 8:53. 

Favorites of the week
It was a crazy busy week but the running was good and I had a blast in NYC, although Mr. Judy was a wee bit tired Saturday. He’s not used to piles of miles. 

We’re still here making memories, so I’ll leave you with more NYC photos:

 And that’s a wrap 

Let’s get the conversation started:

Do you know where your next trip will be?

Will you be running?

Favorite thing to bring home from a trip? Good luck NYC runners & everyone racing today!

25 thoughts on “Running the Big Apple:10/24-11/6 Weekly Wrap

  1. Totally LOVE the outfits you and Darlene are sporting for your race 😉 It’s great you got to see Karen (again). As you know, I will be traveling in two weeks, headed to Tulsa for the Route 66…and YES, I will be running 😉

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    1. The same sister you vacation with? Where in NY is she? Maybe you’ll need to let me & Darlene know if you’re coming. 🙂 I’d wait til the spring/summer though, frankly!

      It was a fun weekend. Darlene & I barely saw each other, LOL!


  2. Looks like you are having a great time in NYC! So cool you got to meet up with friends! I feel the same way about my house when I come home, so I tend to try not to come home as much lol.
    To answer your questions, yes my next trip is to see our friends we went to New Orleans with next weekend. I do have to figure out where I’m going to get in my scheduled 8 mile training run. Humm favorite thing to bring home, coffee.

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    1. Actually, I’m really glad to be home, even though Thanksgiving is just a tad over 2 weeks away and I am already back in the “how the heck will I get everything done mod?”, but I know I will.

      I like to bring home tea. 🙂 And chocolate, of course. Actually, usually the chocolate is for the pet sitters!

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  3. Was that mile 2? If so, the same thing happened to me but I realized that the times didn’t add up. Then someone told me that in NYC, your signal goes in and out because of the tall buildings. Duh! I thought I had my fastest mile. Anyway, you still had a good race. It was nice to see you.

    I did giggle when I saw how you were dressed before the race. I thought it was warm – close to 50, right? Now next weekend, maybe?

    Hope to see you before Panama City.

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    1. I know my garmin was going completely nuts the first mile, but I thought it settled down the second. Whatever.

      I do know according to it was almost an average pace of 10 mm for the race (including my extra dodging & weaving which added in about .25 miles).

      I also know my Garmin is very accurate, and even if mile 2 isn’t right, I’m pretty sure that the overall time/distance/pace is. Or maybe not . . . whatever!

      I was perfectly happy with how I was dressed (other than not needing the beanie and wishing I had a hat instead).

      Don’t forget, we had a 30 minute walk over to the start!


  4. I forgot to answer your questions. I go back to NYC next Monday for a week for work 😦 😦

    Then Panama for fun 🙂 😉

    I usually buy a Starbucks mug but I have NY & Florida.

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  5. Congrats on your mile PR! I would love to run a race in NYC especially since I’m not too far away. I’m currently on vacation and went for 4 miles on Nebraska, always a favorite. Then we’ll have a few days in Colorado!

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  6. What a fun trip to NYC. It’s been eight years since I visited! My next trip will be to the beach, maybe before the girls race weekend or maybe not. Either way, that is where it will be. Then off to Disney after that. My favorite things to bring home are 1) coffee mug 2) Christmas ornament. I can’t believe how you and Darlene matched so well without planning. Thanks for linking, Judy. I will see you soon!

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    1. Other than my trip in with Darlene at the beginning of the summer, it had been just as long for me. Just as long since me & Mr. Judy were there together.

      After PCB we will be staying put until NOLA. I think I’m ready for that!

      Darlene & I knew someday we’d match, we have several of the same outfits . . . she said she almost went with another print — one I’d considered, as well!


  7. Random comments on your post:

    – Great photos and you’re looking marvelous.
    – I didn’t realize that Bandit was 8!
    – Your fastest mile ever is my one un-attained goal, sub 9 minutes. Kudos.
    – Magenta is a good color for you. 🙂
    Happy running.

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    1. Yeah, Bandit was like all the problems of a puppy without all the joys. He is settling in, though. Thanksgiving is going to be a big test for him!

      I’m into fashion & art — I know what colors look good on me. 🙂 But thank you. It’s a cute coat but more importantly it’s practical!

      Well, maybe that mile wasn’t really that fast. Or maybe it was. Big city problems. We’ll never know!


  8. Love the NYC pictures and glad you got to race, even if it wasn’t the best experience.

    NYC was so much fun. I loved every minute. Currently on a bus to Maine, so my travelling continues. Once I am back in France I will have a month before I need to travel again. Looking forward to it.

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