Putting the R in Rest: 10/2-8 Weekly Wrap

It’s another week short on activity, but man, I needed that! The last couple of weeks before my half were not the least bit restful and I was feeling extremely run down and just praying I could make it to the half healthy (actually, praying I would make it at all — but that’s a story for my recap, which might be out on Tuesday) and remain healthy afterwards.

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin to wrap up how the week before my last half of 2017 went.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Tackling the 832 steps at Watkins Glen
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, Rest Day, JY Recovery Yoga
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, Rest Day, JY Whole Body Recovery Yoga
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk
  • Friday: Dogwalk, DM Pilates, Better Belly Yoga
  • Saturday: 6 mile LSD (is it really an LSD if it’s your only run of the week? And does it really justify all the carbs afterwards?)
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, DM Booty

Mileage: 6 (-13)

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 

I like the Skirtsports bolero better than arm warmers!

Our Wineglass group has already splintered. Running buddy J is out in TX minding her grandkids while her daughter is running Chicago today. Some got together at 7 am to run. Too early!

I met up with Darlene after her race midday. I was a bit concerned it would be too warm, as things have warmed up again, but it rained on and off which cooled things down. As always, an easy recovery run for her; faster for me, but not too fast. The first two miles were consistent, slowed way down the third mile, but then we did have negative splits for the last 4 (which includes the slower third mile). Not sure what you call that.

Medal Monday at Watkins Glen
Favorites of the week
The day after our half Running buddy J and I conquered Watkins Glen. From the Website:

Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen’s stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. 

Always cool looking out behind a waterfall
There are also some 800 odd stairsteps to climb. Race shirts were everywhere. Some were nimble, some were obviously hurting, but it seemed a lot of the race was there. My mom tells me I’d been there when I was young, but I didn’t remember it. Running buddy J forgot she’d been there a few years back, but thank you for indulging me and going again!

Could you imagine discovering this place?
I want to get together a little travel recap at some point (of course I had grand plans to do that with UT, too), so I’ll only share a few photos of Watkins here. And I really must remember to take photos more often — I tend to forget to do that!

Bandit update: I leave all the furkids together when I run around the neighborhood on a frequent basis. No food is involved. I’ve been a bit stumped about how to try it for when we go out and leave them with kongs/chews.

We decided to try them out yesterday when we went out to dinner, close to home. Mr. Judy has a webcam, so we used that to check on in with them. Took a while to find them, but both dogs were barking. A lot.

Well, at least we came home to no messes and intact furkids.

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 have a favorite state park?

Would you have tackled that walk before the race? 

If you raced today (hello, Mohawk Hudson — they had atrocious weather — and Chicago) how did it go? 

26 thoughts on “Putting the R in Rest: 10/2-8 Weekly Wrap

  1. I took two full rest days this week and am still tired! Travel and humidity are sapping my energy. Those falls look lovely — worth the climb! Glad the furkids behaved while you were out.

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    1. Spectating/volunteering is HARD! I had plans to do it this weekend, but registration for volunteers was closed by the time I made up my mind. Several of my friends did, but the weather was just horrible and frankly I’m glad I just relaxed again yesterday.


  2. That is gorgeous area!! The steps would be killer after the race LOL but it looks so worth it 🙂
    I love that you have a camera to check on the fur kids lol That is nice you can leave them now.
    I hope I may it to upper NY one of these days.

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    1. The steps really weren’t bad at all — we didn’t rush through it; lots of photo taking and side trails to explore. But my calves were very tight the next few days!

      Well, Bandit was so barky he’ll be crated today when I go out longer. It may just take some getting used to on his part, although I’m pretty sure he wasn’t crated in his previous home.

      If you ever make it up here you know you have a furry house & a futon with your name on it. 🙂 Can’t promise it’ll be neat or comfortable, though.


  3. Watkins Glen looks amazing! We hiked to Amicalola Falls in North Georgia that boasted 600 stairs one way — and I thought that was a lot! The Wineglass medal is very pretty and unique. I like the bolero idea. I’ve seen cyclists using them too. Thanks for linking!

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    1. How cool — hiking to the unofficial start of the AT!

      I really do dig the bolero a lot & I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of it. Easier to get on & off than arm warmers and I was able to wriggle out of it with the hydration vest on top of it. And folds up and stashes in a pocket.


  4. Nothing wrong with resting after your race!! Heck you’ve been hard at it for some time now! And all that hard work has paid off! I truly enjoyed the pictures just wow I can’t imagine seeing them in person! It would be hard to pass up views like that even after a race! Plus great medal backdrops!


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