Busy with life: 8/14-20 Weekly Wrap

There was a lot of solo running this week, including my first double digit run in a while. Next week looks to be much more sociable. I hope the forecast is right — there’s a trail festival on Sunday and I’m hoping to do the 5k as a recovery run. Right now the forecast looks perfect, but it could change dozens of times before next week!

We visited my parents yesterday, which is an all day affair, and I was too pooped to finish up this post when we got home — then had to get out early to meet up with a friend, run some errands . . . just busy with life.

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin and today’s guest host to let you know how training is going and take a peek at your training, too.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk, 4 miles on the trails, PB Dumbell Workout
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, 6 miles (3 x mile repeats), Pilates
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Arms, 25 minute swim
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, 3 miles easy
  • Friday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Abs & Glutes
  • Saturday: 10 mile LSD
  • Sunday: Pilates, visit parents & multiple short dogwalks

Mileage: 23 (+ 2 )

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 

At least the trails are runnable now. Some of them.


I was going to meet up with a friend but we couldn’t make it happen, which left me free to see if the trails were still so overgrown — and actually, at least some of them were more groomed. And with all the rain, some of the sand was more packed down.

4 slow miles — but extremely consistent! A little buggy in places, but it’s a nice change of pace.

Lots of rain . . . lots of flowers


Lola refused to eat her breakfast this morning. Apparently Bandit is a bad influence. This dog is always happy to eat! And no, she wasn’t sick, she was happy to take treats and go for her walk but I wasted time trying to persuade her to eat, I’d overslept a bit, and all in all, didn’t get out there until 9 am. When the cloud cover started to disappear. And it was a pretty soupy day.

I still wasn’t able to hit the paces, but with the humidity, I really wasn’t surprised. Next week will be harder, there’s no walk break between tempo miles . . . but harder runs make us better runners!

How cute are the new prints from Skirtsports?


Another speedy easy run before dinner. Apparently running for my dinner makes me faster. Had to try out the new Skirtsports prints (code FWC20 for 20% off of most items).

Getting off the path to see the views


Mr. Judy had something to go to, but later than me, so while I didn’t get out as early as I would’ve liked to it was the earliest run of the week. It was also my longest run since my last half — didn’t particularly bother me since it was just one more mile than last week.

Although our small group was meeting up, they were getting out later and after three weeks battling the road closures due to construction, I just wanted to stay closer to home. My pace was all over the place, and on the slower side, but again, a humid day. Luckily where I was running has plenty of shade.

I saw Forrest Gump again for the first time this year. Well, the guy who reminds me of Forrest Gump. And I chicked him. At the end of my run. Of course, for all I know he’d already run 20 miles (unlikely, but you never know).

I actually didn’t tape for this run, and usually I do when I get into double digits, but I carried some strips with me just in case. I didn’t need them.

Favorites of the week
It was a frustrating week for many reasons. Nothing major, just a buildup of frustrations. Probably my most favorite thing (aside from refueling with sushi later on in the day after my long run) was the small pill dispenser that came with my last order of Saltstick fastchews.

I’ve been looking for something like that forever. I don’t have a photo yet, but it worked pretty good until you got to the last chew, which was stuck in the bottom. The reality is I need two of them, although they’re small, so pretty easy to carry.


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:

Do you run by something for months & then one day decide to look closer? 

What’s your favorite way to carry chews on the run? 

What do you think about the new Skirtsports prints? 

22 thoughts on “Busy with life: 8/14-20 Weekly Wrap

    1. I’m just treating the 5k as a recovery run, especially since it’s a trail run — just gonna take it easy.

      Luckily our heat is supposed to break tonight and the rest of the week looks really lovely. If the weather wasn’t going to be nice, I wouldn’t race this weekend either.


  1. Are we training for the same race? I only ran 5 lol.

    Haven’t order anything new. Waiting for my discount. As I’ve said. My closet is overflowing and my wallet is not.

    See you tomorrow. I hope you can chat during a tempo run.

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    1. The difference is I train. 🙂

      Mod Quad really became my new favorite skirt, but the new prints are much tighter. 😦 I did get the new Jette (obviously), but I went to a medium in that — much better. The small fits just fine except on the thighs! The funny thing is I weigh less than when I bought my first Jettes . . . oh well.


      1. I don’t like the short ones or the long ones. So I stick to GGUs and prefer the medium because I rather do loose than tight. I hope I don’t need a large in the new print. Lol.

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      2. Mod Quad (the first prints) is sooooo comfortable. And great for running, too.

        The variable sizing is a little aggravating, so I always try to mention my findings.

        I very much doubt you’ll need a large.


    1. It’s always nice when you don’t feel as though you have to take a machete with you. 🙂

      They have a trail running series; the problem for me is they start at 6:30 pm — which I know isn’t late for most people, but it is for me & it’s usually about a half hour to an hour drive away. I haven’t made one. 😦

      Maybe next year . . .


  2. I’m not sure when I’ll fit a double digit run into my schedule – hopefully before my 10 miler September 24th! No new prints but I did order a tank on sale last week after you post about them. 😉

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  3. Don’t you love it when you can say “I chicked someone.” I do. Or, “you’ve been chicked.” Funniest thing ever.

    Saltchews… I’m googling that right now. I had Lays potato chips during my 16-miler… they worked like a dream, but not so easy to carry (I bought them at a little coffee stand somewhere off a golf course, lol).

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  4. I hope your parents are doing well! I did not know SaltStick made a chew. I’ve always just popped the capsules and swallowed (without water!). It’s been a long time since I’ve run double digits. June maybe? I’ve definitely taken the summer as my off season this year.

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    1. The parents are doing ok thanks for asking.

      I’ve done the pill thing, although I need water to take it!, but I found that incredibly cumbersome. It does seem like there’s really no easy answer.

      I hadn’t run double digits since June, either. And if I lived where you do, you can pretty much bet I wouldn’t be doing it right now!

      All that cycling and waterskiiing is definitely keeping you fit.


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