Oy! The Outfit Decision: 5/22-28 Weekly Wrap

You would think after several years of running it would be easy to decide on a running outfit, right? Wrong! Why is the running clothes decision always so damn hard?

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin; and whoever our guest host might be this week. Because the more the merrier.


Workouts update

  • Monday: 4 miles easy, Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, 7 x 400m down/uphill repeats (6 miles total), Core
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, Core, Swim, Iron Strength Glute Blaster
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, Treadmill Tempo 6 miles
  • Friday: Just a short dogwalk on a cool rainy day
  • Saturday: 12 mile LSD, Dogwalk
  • Sunday:  Dogwalk, Iron Strength Glute Blaster

Mileage: 28 (NC)

JY = Jasyoga
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 


The forecast was for a cold rain most of the day with a narrow window in the morning for dryness. I chose to switch my easy run to this day, since it was a shorter run. Of course the forecast was wrong and most of the day was dry.

I didn’t take Bandit with me because it had rained early in the morning and the roads were still wet. I thought that would make the run seem easier. Wrong!

My runs have just been kind of meh lately in the speed department. I’m not sure why.

I hadn’t done anything other than body weight training and Pilates for several weeks now, due to one thing or another, and I was pleased to see when I did Iron Strength Abbreviated later in the day that I didn’t feel as though I was struggling. Good thing it’s a short workout (but intense)!

The uphill view where I do my hill repeats


It has been several weeks of runs that just felt meh and left me a bit worried if I bit off more than I could chew. But in general I actually feel okay (other than tired because of lack of sleep).

This run went so well though — finally! I felt strong pretty much the whole time. Regular run/walk intervals up & down, with no extra walking.

It was almost as though doing Iron Strength Abbreviated the day before, after several weeks of just Pilates & bodyweight exercises, flipped a switch (remains to be seen what happens with the tempo — always my hardest run — and this week’s long run). I was happy to see I could still do IS with seemingly no loss of fitness after several weeks.

Another lunch outside — totally random: baby carrots, one hard boiled egg, half a PB&J, one cookie & some dark chocolate.

Did I kill it . . . or not?


Although it was dry when I started my tempo run, the cold rain wasn’t far off. Plus it saves me time to run on the mill. Not to mention it’s easier for me to hit the right pace (which doesn’t at all mean I think tempos are easy).

I got through it this week with no need to stop and walk around. Unfortunately, as I posted on Instagram, when I stopped it, there was a boom! And the next thing I knew smoke was coming out.

Keep in mind my treadmill is ancient and Mr. Judy already resuscitated it once. I’m not sure there’s any coming back from this one.  And that really sucks with all the rain in the forecast for next week.

Actually, Mr. Judy determined it was the same part that blew 2 years ago and ordered another part. But I’ll still probably be out in the rain next week.

Photo from Tuesday’s run; no chafing then!


Finally, a lovely day to run! I may be dodging raindrops for much of next week so I’m super glad today was a nice day. I skipped the group but still got out relatively early. Mr. Judy and I were tag teaming with the dogs since we both had stuff going on.

I liked my Supergirl tank from SkirtSports so much I decided to try it out on this long run. With my hydration pack. And some arm sleeves. I won’t know what the weather for my race will be before we leave, since we’re actually taking some vacation beforehand. I can make a pretty good guess though — probably similar to today, but less humid (it’s desert, after all).

I began rolling the arm sleeves down after maybe half a mile. By the first mile I think I’d taken one off completely (thank you, Supergirl pockets) and had the other one rolled down to my wrist to use to wipe the sweat off.

I watched my Garmin a bit more . . . I’ve been running by feel for almost all my long runs for the last couple of months and they’ve been slow (even since I started back on the roads). I began to worry that carrying all that water on my back might be slowing me down.

I didn’t run staring at my watch, but I would glance at it from time to time to keep myself on track. I was rewarding with a decent time for 12 miles. Unfortunately I was also rewarded with just a wee bit of chafing.

Was the chafing caused by the top? The hydration pack? Do I stick with a tank or go with a tee? Decisions, decisions. Oh, and after washing the top, I can see the straps chafed it. Dammit!

Tuna avocado salad — as good as it looks!

Favorites of the week
No drool worthy desserts this week, but I did refuel with my fav: sushi, of course! I finally got a good photo of the peanut avocado roll I love so much. It’s so, so good.

Sounds weird, but delish! With some salmon for recovery, too

I so didn’t want to do any strength training today. We’re having a quiet weekend, no parties, just the usual, really, and I’ve started to pack. At least I feel I made some good progress today. Anyway, I bribedrewarded myself for doing strength training with a yogurt bowl. I’ll be talking about these in some upcoming posts.

Bananas, greek yogurt, granola, some crumbled protein cookies

Finally, a sincere thank you for all of you — and your families — that serve so that we may enjoy our many freedoms. Your sacrifices are appreciated; never doubt it.

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:

Anything fun planned for tomorrow (if you’re in the States — even if you’re not!)? 

Do you bribe yourself with food to get yourself to exercise sometimes? 

Do you struggle with what to wear on a run — always?

26 thoughts on “Oy! The Outfit Decision: 5/22-28 Weekly Wrap

    1. There is cooked & veggie sushi — but I like raw seafood!

      The peanut avocado roll is awesome. I don’t think I’ve seen it anywhere else, though, and I certainly try my best to test out sushi restaurants!


    1. I don’t use Body Glide, but similar stuff from another manufacturer. Chafing is still totally random for me. Doesn’t happen often, and this wasn’t bad — but never fun!

      I don’t tend to go for strawberry shortcake because it doesn’t usually have chocolate. 🙂 Although very occasionally I’ll try to make some.

      I hope you enjoyed some!


    1. Dinner was good. 🙂

      Well, of course I’ll figure it out — but right now I’m not quite sure what to do. Maybe just go with the top since it already got beat up & I really love it!


  1. Picking the race day outfit is still a struggle for me! You want to be comfortable and not too hot or cold, and also avoid chafing if possible, lol.

    Thanks for sharing all of your food photos – everything looked delicious!! I only eat cooked sushi (sweet potato roll, shrimp tempura) and I also like the cucumber roll.

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  2. My treadmill is circling the drain. The last time I ran on it, the pacing was so far off, I had no idea what I was doing. I can’t believe it hasn’t blown up. I wouldn’t repair it at this point. It’s 20 years old!

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    1. My treadmill is a little younger — but not much!

      I do think it’s time to start looking at treadmills, but if the part works, the treadmill should have a little life left in it.


  3. You get more accurate runs anyway outside. I think the week weather won’t be too bad. At least I hope not.

    I always wear the same top and same skirt. ( same brand and style) It makes it very easy. If it is cold, I just add compression socks and my DIY arm sleeves. I also always have a throw away to toss during the race if I get warm. I don’t think I’ve ever been over or under dressed. I always use the bag check because I don’t have a sherpa. That way I am warm at the beginning and end and don’t have to wear extra clothes.

    You know me, I bribe myself with food after most runs esp long ones.

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    1. I rarely find picking a race outfit easy.

      I will have some throwaways with me because we have to catch the bus to the start so early & it’s bound to feel chilly! Unless it doesn’t, of course. In which case I’ll have to tote them home again.


  4. I had to laugh at the “boom” from your treadmill. Aren’t they beasts? Mine had a near-death episode two months ago…I thought I lost ‘Milly forever (and actually was a tiny bit sad), but she rallied back (the old goat).

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    1. Well, it wasn’t funny at the time! I was seriously afraid it was going to burst into flames! In fact, when I told my husband, he was like, do you know where the fire extinguishers are? Thankfully it didn’t come to that.

      The part is supposed to arrive today. I’m supposed to run tomorrow, and thunderstorms are in the forecast. So while I’d really like to finally do a tempo outside, I’d be happy if it’s fixed in case I need it!


    1. We have a part coming today . . . hopefully it will be resuscitated, but the writing is still on the wall.

      We eat sushi a lot because a) my husband gets coupons to this place b) it’s super close to our house c) I love sushi, in case you hadn’t guessed that. 🙂

      Plus it’s just me & him, not a whole family.


  5. You had a great week of running Judy …you are ready for Utah! I have been trying to decide what to wear on race day as well. My biggest debate, is which running shoes and whether or not to wear the new orthotics. I still haven’t run more than 8 miles with the orthotics …I’m afraid of major blisters if I wear them for 13.

    Are you guys going out to Utah earlier in the week for vacation?

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    1. Yes, we’re putting the vacation in racecation (which is why I need to decide before I even know what race day weather will be like).

      I’d be afraid of the orthotics jumping up that much in mileage too. Do you feel as though they’re helping you, though? That’s a really tough call!

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      1. I really do feel like they help my ankle, but also feel confident that I could run without them without doing any major damage to the angry ankle. Yes, it is a tough call….one that I may not even make until the night before! 🙂

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      2. Boy that is tough. I guess I’d be worried about them making something worse.

        I actually have fallen in love with the Skirtsports tops with shelf bras (keep in mind I’m small chested). It just feels so comfortable. I may bring a tank and a bra too, but then I have to bring a tank I don’t care about getting roughed up. And fit everything in somewhere! Even though I’m checking a bag.


  6. I’m glad you’ll be able to repair the treadmill. I always struggle with the race outfit. I don’t know why because I’ve never been miserable during a race due to clothing. I will be coming from the beach so will have several options with me. I hope it is no warmer than low 50s at the start…which would be a tank and skirt for me. If colder, I may add sleeves. Have fun on the pre-race vacation. See you there! Thanks for linking, Judy.

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    1. Well, it ain’t repaired yet. Luckily the forecasters were totally wrong today and it really turned out to be pretty beautiful (originally they were forecasting rain almost all day).

      I don’t think it will be colder at the start — maybe warmer. I’m guessing mid 50s but maybe warmer than that, too. Don’t forget you have to catch the buses around 3 am though! Oy! I guess you’re used to that since you’ve done Disney.


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