No Trails for you!: 7/24-30 Weekly Wrap

Running went well enough this week. No swimming, unfortunately, because I felt super run down on Monday and ended up taking an extra rest day (which did the trick) and I just wasn’t able to squeeze it in later in the week. It was a cool, rainy week. Until today — a beautiful summer day but was I active today? Read on!

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin and today’s guest host to share how I’m staying active this summer.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk, unscheduled rest day because I was feeling super run down
  • Tuesday: 4 drizzly, easy miles, Pahla B Balance, Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: 4 easy miles (1 mile 8 x 1 minute hill repeats), Dogwalk, Yoga
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, 3 easy miles on the treadmill, Pahla B Abs, Yoga
  • Friday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Full Arms & Abs, Blogilates Arms
  • Saturday: 8 mile LSD
  • Sunday: Dogwalk (sort of)

Mileage: 19 (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 



Are those windblown apples edible? Been wondering a few years


The sort of day we hated as kids at camp: cool and rainy. But just what the runner who’s tired of heat & humidity almost enjoys.

I know I’m a broken record here, but the forecast was for clearing during my run — nope, medium to light drizzle the entire run. Which was fine. Then when I walked the dogs, the forecast was for drizzle. Nope, we remained dry the entire time.

Started out super slow but picked it up as the miles ticked off — not that I was trying to.

The buff is to ward off the gnats


I actually did a proper dynamic warmup yesterday. Because I was hoping it would stop raining! This morning I did one, too, simply because it was still cloudy and cool (and thankfully stayed that way through my run and walking the dogs).

It feels so much better to walk the dogs as a cool down vs a warm up!

Picked Bandit up for a half mile cool down.


Still on track with my warmups, back on the treadmill. Since I already had one rainy run this week, I opted to stay dry.

I had actually hoped to join a trail run in the evening, but it rained much of the day. And even though it was dry in the evening, I didn’t feel like running on wet grass/trails. Or just wimped out. You be the judge.

The hill where I trained for Utah


Another cloudy Saturday . . . lower humidity . . . and best of all my training schedule and my group’s schedule matched for once!

A pretty consistent run again and my running buddy managed to stick with me the whole run.

Don’t let the smile fool you — today was frustrating!

Favorites of the week
Was there a favorite? Not an exciting week (and didn’t really end on a high note, either). Not a bad week, either. Having a long run with someone the whole way is always good. And the sushi dinner that night was tasty, too. Brunch today was really good, too (my photos just didn’t do it justice) and it didn’t take nearly as long as the reviews had led me to believe it would.

Today was the most beautiful day. And I thought I had a great plan for it — an easy, scenic hike; brunch at a dog friendly restaurant — and the weather really cooperated. And that’s about the only thing that did.

We couldn’t do the hike I’d planned because the park wanted proof of rabies vaccination for the dogs. Not only do we no longer vaccinate Lola (per vet’s instructions), I also didn’t have Bandit’s papers and we never put the tags on them. Our next choice had no parking. And the last place we stopped at — well you can see the trail is marked no dogs allowed! Really????

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 been turned away due to lack of rabies vaccine proof? 

Ready for some rain or ready for it to dry out? 

Do you think a tofu/egg scramble sounds odd (it was good!)?

36 thoughts on “No Trails for you!: 7/24-30 Weekly Wrap

  1. I don’t understand–why don’t you vaccinate anymore? Our town requires it.

    We just took Cocoa for her vaccines and she was kind of sick the next day. I felt bad for her.

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    1. Here’s a good article on it:

      We have done titers on Lola, but our vet feels that at her age there’s often more adverse reaction to the vaccine (and the titer showed she still had enough antibodies).

      There’s a lot of thought that the vaccines last far longer than 3 years.

      Bandit was just vaccinated — didn’t seem to bother him at all.

      The vet can write a waiver for it (we didn’t vaccinate Chester once he was in full blown heart failure, either, and haven’t vaccinated Gizmo, who’s going on 17, since we moved here).

      It’s the first time we’ve ever had a park ask for that — and we’ve stayed in lots of hotels with Lola & Chester that never asked either.

      Yesterday was just frustrating.


  2. It sounds like several of us felt run down last week – maybe it’s something about mid-summer. We always kept the rabies tag on our dog collars, but never really went anywhere they were needed.

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    1. It’s harder to keep the tags on when you have little dogs. They’re really a nuisance. It was the first time we ran into that, though, and it was a really long drive just to have some breakfast . . . although Bandit did quite well at the restaurant. Better than Lola, really!


    1. We’re growing mushrooms. We’ve had plenty of rain this summer — haven’t had to water the lawn once yet!

      The cooler weather is nice, but the rain . . . well, some rain is nice but we’ve definitely had more than usual.


  3. I wish I could skip Carlo’s vaccinations but he needs them to board. I’d stay in sweaty workout clothes longer but in summer I get so soaked and when I come in I’m freezing. Go figure. I am with you. Very string out and over busy this summer, which makes it fly faster. Thanks for linking and sorry I’m so late getting over here!

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  4. Oh how I wish we could get some cooler temps down here! I do keep the rabies tags on our dogs but rarely keep their collars on them while at home. I’m surprised a hiking trail would not allow dogs!! I can understand requiring them to be on a leash …but not allowed at all is just odd. Hopefully, you can get a good hike in this week as I know how much you enjoy them!

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    1. Just remember we pay for it in winter!

      Funny, we have the collars on them all the time. I had never seen a little trail like that that didn’t allow dogs! I know the National Parks don’t, for the most part, and some state parks.

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  5. Too bad about the trails. Now you know where not to go.

    The weather this weekend was beautiful but I hear that the humidity will be back.

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  6. Wow, it seems like a lot of people were feeling fatigues this week. It sounds like the extra rest day was definitely needed. But boo to the frustration with trying to go out for a hike with the dogs on the weekend 😦

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    1. Yup, yesterday was super frustrating. And I’m feeling kind of run down again today — and we barely actually did anything physical yesterday!

      I did take the dogs to the park today so they got a good walk. Plus I had some errands to run (like the pet food store).


  7. No trails…sounds like my (running) nightmare! Good thing dogs are happy pretty much anywhere you take them, but still frustrating for humans.

    I am ready for some rain…we have been getting a lot of smoke from wildfires.

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    1. We were only going to walk with the dogs. I only run with Bandit, and then only a little.

      There have been many nice days this summer, but also lots of rain! I’d love to send some somewhere that needs it.


  8. Yes! We need rain here! We’re supposed to get majorly hot here this week and I’m dreading it. And everything is brown. But no rain in sight.

    I’ve never heard of a park that turns away dogs because of lack of rabies proof. I think it’s just daft. Unless the park you were going to had rabies-vector animals, then I guess, yes, I would understand.

    That’s a nice hill you trained on. Great shot of it!

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    1. I’d be happy to send you ours! Thankfully it’s not always raining, but it’s definitely been more than normal and no need to water the lawns like usual, so there’s that.

      Obviously we’ve never run into the park-rabies thing before either. You can’t really argue with them: their park, their rules, but it was a major bummer.

      The vast majority of the running group was already running up that hill — that’s how I finally got a photo that really shows it (and that’s just part of it).

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  9. Nice job this past week! I haven’t had too many runs in the rain lately – sometimes a light drizzle is nice, especially with the godawful humidity. I’d definitely prefer some drier weather for as long as possible!

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  10. Your Utah hill is super cool, it is good grade up and it is nice you can run back down and go back and forth to recover.
    I want cheesecake now LOL That looked like perfect calories to me.
    I have never heard of a park turning away for no shots, that is crazy. As long as they are on a leash they should be allowed to walk.
    Do you wear the buff around your mouth?

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    1. Well, I can think of a few other adjectives for that hill, LOL!

      The buff goes around my neck (and I use bug spray, too). When it’s really humid or hot, I’ll douse it in cold water, too.


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