Hello 2017 . . .: 12/26-1/1 Weekly Wrap

. . . nice to meet you!

Happy 2017! I look forward to seeing what you have in store for me: epic travels, epic adventures, good times with good friends. I know that there will always be bumps in the road, but on the first day of this year there is endless possibilities for good times. All you need is an open mind and heart.

I am so grateful to be linking up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin — thank you, ladies, for creating this safe place to support one another, catch up with old friends, be inspired, and meet new friends.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Saw Rogue One (took up half the day!), 3 miles easy
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, 5 miles easy
  • Wednesday: Danette May Yoga Flow, 3 1/4 easy miles with Bandit, Dogwalk
  • Thursday:  20 min SB WU, Betty Rocker HIIT, shoveling the driveway
  • Friday: DM Yoga Flow, 20 min SB WU, Betty Rocker Booty Ladder, Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Dogwalk
  • Sunday: Bill Hogan “3.5” mile NYD race (which is actually 3.7)

Mileage: 15 (+2)

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

Our snow melted (it’s back now)


I spent the morning/afternoon desperately searching for Hannukah candles (came up empty) and at the movies. The temps plummeted and some freezing rain coated the driveway.

I figured I’d just try. Grabbed the trash and was like uh-oh, this is really iced over — but then the road itself was fine. I might have tried for more, but I didn’t want to worry about the roads icing up as it got dark. I just took it nice & easy & concentrated on staying upright.

Enjoying a snow-free park


I’d originally planned on running in the neighborhood, but since most of the snow/ice was gone, I just had to take advantage of clear paths and go run at the park again. Sorry, Bandit!

Nothing remarkable about this run, unless you consider the fact that the first three miles were almost all at the same pace. Snow is supposed to be coming back, ice maybe too, so I’m glad I got out here while I still could.

Sporting my Hannukah hat


I don’t normally run three days in a row. A snowstorm was headed our way the next day, and I hadn’t run with Bandit in a while. I had to take advantage of clear roads while I could!

Skirt sisters


It was a really nice day for a New Year’s Day race. Not too cold, no snow or ice on the roads (but still a little snow on the ground). Chatted with friends I don’t get to see too often, and others that I do.

Oddly enough, Darlene put her bag next to mine . . . without knowing that it was my bag!

I wish I could say I started the year with another PR, but I didn’t. But I enjoyed the “race” and the company — that’s really what it’s mostly about, right?

Favorites of the week
We started out Monday with a movie, and ended 2016 with a movie:”Rogue One” — Mr. Judy enjoyed it — I thought it was entertaining but didn’t live up to the hype; and “Lion” — I enjoyed it; Mr. Judy liked it but found it a little too slow.

Actually, we also watched “The Secret Lives of Pets” on NYE — I thought the beginning was just hilarious, and most of the rest just mildly amusing — but you’ll probably enjoy it if you’re a furmom/dad.

I talked a few friends into running this half. And they talked a few more friends into it. It’s going to be epic!

It’s almost as if they posed for the trivet

Love my trivets!

There were several of these trivets for Hannukah — one that looked like the boys (Simba & Gizmo), above, and one that looked like Bandit. They’re by the same artist that did the print of Chester after he passed. There was also a pair of small heart earrings.

And that’s a wrap 


This week I am also linking up with the Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup brought to you by Ilka @ Ilka’s Blog and Angela @ Marathons & Motivation.

Let’s get the conversation started:

Did you make it to midnight?

Any New Year’s races?

Have you nailed down your 2017 goals yet?

28 thoughts on “Hello 2017 . . .: 12/26-1/1 Weekly Wrap

  1. We recently went to the theater to see Passengers. I had low expectations, but ended up liking it. I did make it to midnight…if Eastern Time counts. It’s great you were able to run with friends today. There were no races around here. I haven’t made plans for 2017 yet. I’ve got to get the marathon out of the way. Your grass looks so green after being under the snow. Thanks for linking, Judy! Happy New Year!

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    1. Mr. Judy wanted to see Passengers but since Rogue One was his choice, I thought it was fair I got to choose yesterday.

      Totally understand about getting through the next one before tackling the rest of the year.

      Happy New Year, Holly!


  2. I don’t normally see movies in the theater, but in November and December I saw three. I also got one trailer all three times, and the movie was a definite no the first time around.

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  3. That park you run in looks lovely! I haven’t had to run in any snow yet but I like the feeling of trying to get your run finished because you know its coming! I love seeing the sky before a snow fall!

    Cool trivet, I’d like to see the one of Bandit. Did you post it somewhere?

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    1. No, I didn’t take photos of the other 2 trivets yet. I was just glad he didn’t get me one that looked like Chester — a year later & it’s still too raw for me.

      It’s hard to get the runs in when the snow really takes hold — we’ve got some back on the ground and it would be easier to run at home today (and I’m sure Bandit would like that), but since Mr. Judy is still home I’m really tempted to go back to the park . . .


  4. I did not make it to midnight. Tapped out at about 10pm. #lame Interestingly enough, I did wake up right at midnight to the sound of fireworks. That counts for something, right? haha

    What a beautiful park to run in! I can’t wait until I can get back to running!

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  5. Both Lou & I really enjoyed Lion. A late dinner kept me awake til the ball dropped.

    Nice seeing you at our fun race. Hope there is more runs in our future and that the weekends are not rainy or snowy. I plan to run next Sunday.

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  6. I have to remember how lucky we’ve had it in Philly…it’s been cold but not really icy or stormy! Nice job out there. I’ve heard great things about Wineglass…my fall is still a big question mark but that race sounds tempting!

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  7. I haven’t seen Rogue One and probably won’t. Although my boys really enjoyed it. I’ve been wanting to see Collateral Beauty but just haven’t made it yet. May wait on that one for “on demand”. I am however anxiously awaiting Patriots Day…the movie about the Boston Marathon bombing.

    Btw, love the Hanukkah hat!

    Happy New Year Judy!

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