What the doctor ordered: 6/19- 25 Weekly Wrap

No, I am not sick (knock on wood). But it was another nice, uneventful week and I continue to ease back into a more normal routine. A swim, some runs, a little strength training, a little Pilates, and even a hike.

Because I haven’t been doing much strength training and also working on reigning in my appetite since I’m not running as much, I’ve definitely been feeling rather fluffy. Time to start eating better (working on it) and get more active (working on that, too).

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin to share how I stay active (and whoever might be our guest host this week so our lovely hosts can get out there and enjoy their summer, too).


Workouts update

  • Monday: Travel day with a detour overnight in Chicago
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, Core, 4 miles easy
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, Bridges, Swim
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, 4 miles easy
  • Friday: Dogwalk, Pilates Arms, Thighs & Abs
  • Saturday: 6 mile LSD, Dogwalk
  • Sunday: Hike: Kipp Mountain

Mileage: 14 (+8)

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 

Lots of calves out


I kind of felt bad going to the park to run without Bandit — 4 miles, especially since we haven’t run in a while is too much — and it’s too warm to leave him in the car.

I have a 4 mile race in two weeks, so I threw in some tree farleks (run fast to the next tree, jog to the next, repeat until you run out of trees) in the first and third miles.

Very gray but dry


I decided to push my “easy” pace again. Even though it was high 70s and a bit muggy (nothing to you Southern runners, I know). And that worked just fine. Until mile 4. I just ran out of energy and willpower. It was nice negative splits up until then.

It also started to get buggy after a few miles. I think I can deal with the humidity better than the bugs! I’d brought along a snack to eat looking out over the river after the run and was afraid the bugs would chase me away, but oddly after I was done it wasn’t so bad.

I enjoyed an AB&J and cherries after the run. Then came home and devoured a banana covered in nut butter.

Those are falls back there


This was a great run, despite being poured on for the majority of the 6 miles. I think part of it was that I ran with a friend for a third of it (I was going a bit further so we parted at her halfway point). Part of it was actually being DFL within our small group, which allowed me to just explore on my own and get off the beaten path . . . literally . . . and onto some trails.

Gotta do it once in a while

Favorites of the week
As I said, another quiet week. I needed that! But I did want to show that I still take my heels out every once in a while. Love the wedges above, but I have to walk slowly in them so that I don’t twist an ankle! We wouldn’t want that.

I know it doesn’t look like much; trust me!

My newest yogurt bowl craze: mix greek yogurt with PB2 and crumbled protein balls (you can find many recipes on my protein ball board on Pinterest here). So, so good. So filling! I use a ratio of about 2 ounces of yogurt to 2 tbsp of PB2 — more yogurt, and you loose the peanut butter flavor. Of course you can also use real peanut butter, too.

After drooling over Darlene @ Myfirst5kandmore’s photos from her Chestertown challenge hikes last year, I decided we had to check it out today because the weather was just perfect for it — except for the slight change of rain, which luckily did not happen while we were out — we did Kipp Mountain.

We all made it

It wasn’t easy to get Mr. Judy to agree, but he did and decided he would drive. Because the open moon roof works magic on Lola (she tends to have a meltdown in the car after about 45 minutes but she did great today). The dogs loved the hike, even though in parts it was quite steep and they had to scramble over several tree limbs across the path.

What a view!

The hike itself wasn’t terribly scenic, but the payoff at the end sure was!

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:

Ever hiked with your little dogs? 

How far would you drive for a short hike? 

How is your training/running/exercise going?

22 thoughts on “What the doctor ordered: 6/19- 25 Weekly Wrap

  1. OMG. I could never wear those shoes!!!

    Glad I could influence you to hike more locally. Next time, try Meade and Beakman – they are easy and great views. BTW: there are two great ice places in Chestertown.

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    1. I only wear those shoes to walk from the car to the restaurant. 🙂 They’re not really uncomfortable, but I do have to be careful in them. They’re so pretty & I always get a ton of compliments on them.

      We were done with the hike before lunch! I thought about maybe going back out to Guptils later in the day, but decided to make popcorn instead.

      I’ll check out Meade & Beakman (I have the brochure). We’ll probably go back to Saratoga Historical Park for our next one. A little closer to home.


      1. Glad to hear that you got the whole family out.

        I can’t get Lou to hike with me. Just tennis and boating. And the couch.

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      2. It can’t just be any old hike (which would be fine for me & the dogs) — there’s got to be some really nice scenery. And even then, it takes some wheedling (especially to leave early).


  2. Oh my goodness, what an incredible view from the top of Kipp Mountain! I so wish we had places to hike around here. And what a great photo of the family! 🙂 Kudos to you for running in the rain ….I just can’t bring myself to do it.

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  3. Do you normally leave bandit in the car when you do short runs?

    I feel bad leaving Baylee here when I go to the park to run, especially cus it’s the same park I walk her at. When I was going just to time myself for my mile “sprints”, I thought about bringing her and letting her sit in the car (windows open of course) for the first mile and then I would come back to the car and get her for our walk. That’s what I wanted to do but never did because I felt like someone would report me for keeping my dog in the car. This was earlier in the month during the evening so it’s not like it was sweltering hot, but still, people can get weird.

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    1. No, I rarely leave either of the dogs in the car at all. I’ve done it on rare occasions to run into the grocery store, but most of the time it’s too hot or too cold!

      Bandit also gets super anxious when I leave. So I’ll probably never do it. It’s funny, though, when we go somewhere in the car, he just lays down & sleeps. He’s awesome in the car (Lola is a different story).


  4. I think I could deal with humidity better than bugs too… they seem to bother me worse after I’ve stopped. I have some wedges like that in my closet still… haven’t worked up the courage to wear them in fear of a twisted ankle.

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