Just chillin’: 12/18-24 Weekly Wrap

I was going along, running easy, and wham! On Tuesday I came down with some mild (thankfully) flu-like symptoms: extreme fatigue, mild muscle aches. I ran that day, but it was slow and quite frankly I probably shouldn’t have, but I didn’t realize that until I started to run.

The odd thing was that after a few weeks of mildly elevated resting heart rate, it had come down to more normal numbers. I didn’t really feel bad until I started to run that afternoon.

And so began a week of more than usual rest (although I was still busy with errands and chores more than I wanted to be).

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin even though this week was light on activity — because that’s all a part of being mindful about your body and sometimes you just need that.

I’m not sure what I’ll come up with title-wise for next week, because we’re supposed to be plunged into a really deep freeze! I see a lot of treadmill runs in my future.


Workouts update

  • Monday: 4 miles easy, Dogwalk, DM Abs & Legs
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk; resting
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk; resting
  • Friday:  Not even a dogwalk (snow)
  • Saturday: Still resting, still no dogwalk (ice!!)
  • Sunday: 6 mile LSD (sort of, lots of walking the last couple of miles)

Mileage: 13 (-6)

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 

My last chance to wear my Hannukah hat in 2017


Cold and gray, but not windy for once! Now that I know how helpful it is to wear my trail shoes, I headed back out to the park. While there are still icy patches, and it was still slow, it wasn’t as frustrating as last Monday.

If the paths had been totally clear, I probably would have added a mile . . . in the end, 4 miles dealing with icy patches here and there were enough for me on an errand-filled day.

The inflatable in the middle of the woods was just plain creepy, don’t you think?


3 miles was actually on the schedule. I had every intention of doing 4. Next week exercise will be hard to squeeze in, especially running, and since I’m not training for anything, no reason to force it.

I debated morning, colder but less windy, vs afternoon, warmer but windier. Either it they got the forecast wrong, or I’ve gotten used to wind. It wasn’t super warm, but mid 40s, and some spotty sun.

The bad news? I was just wiped. I don’t know why. It was super slow. Before mile 2 I knew I wasn’t doing 4, and maybe I should have stopped after one. I just dragged myself around and didn’t feel better after I managed to eek out 3 slow miles.

I hope I’m not coming down with Mr. Judy’s cold. Which apparently I’m not, so far, knock on wood. I’m slamming that tea and all the other stuff I wrote about in 5 Ways to beat a cold/flu (read it here).

Day of Christmas Eve coffee run (of course I didn’t have coffee)


It was my last chance to “run” with running buddy J, as she’s a snowbird and FL bound soon. Because of the icy conditions, we took it slow, but by mile 4 her hip was bothering her so we mostly walked those last couple of miles. Several other Wineglass girls were also running, and the good news is no one fell or got hurt. It felt good to be doing something other than sitting/laying around, finally!

I’m still a little tired, but the muscle aches are gone and here’s hoping it’s onward and upward.


No, you don’t feel them at all

Favorites of the week
After reading Coach Rachel @ Runningonhappy’s post about using screws in old shoes (read it here) — I knew about it, but had never tried it — I asked Mr. Judy if he could do that for me, and he obliged. I wore them for the first time on our long run on Sunday. They worked really well! Although no one fell, everyone else was really struggling and I wasn’t.


I think I need this hat — don’t you think?

I got a real kick out of this guy’s Hannukah hat above. I wonder where he got it? It would be great for Last Run! I must say, all the cashiers in the three different grocery stores I frequent have been great, even today! I worked as a cashier in my youth, so I know how hard that can be.

I hope that everyone has a great time with their loved ones and receives what they really want, whether that’s just time together or something more tangible. While I may not have been 100% this week, I’m not in training for anything so it’s no biggie and I am very grateful for a warm home, soft furkids, and more than enough healthy food to eat.

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:

Are you off to somewhere warm?

Are you missing loved ones or all together?

Looking forward to any movies?

22 thoughts on “Just chillin’: 12/18-24 Weekly Wrap

  1. I would have to agree with you – that inflatable in the middle of the woods is just plain creepy. I have so many questions, with the main one being how did it get there?!

    I hope that you start to feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Kim, I’m still tired but feel a lot better and yesterday’s run went just fine.

      I do wish I could just hunker down at home this week with the damn cold front moving in, but alas, we’ve got some family plans.

      Hope you have a great Christmas!


    1. I didn’t catch my husband’s cold, so there’s that. I feel better, just a little tired still.

      This week will be very busy with a lot of time out in that bone chilling cold (and yes, we got more snow — gonna be a long winter!). So hoping I can continue to stay healthy! I have nothing I’m training for yet, but I certainly don’t want to be sick, either!


  2. Same as Kim. I rarely get sick. Knock on wood.

    I took 4 days off this week but for different reasons.

    I just gave away ALL my old running shoes so the screws will have to wait.

    Today is a perfect Yak Trax day. Don’t know if I have time to run though.

    I just saw Lady Bird and Three Billboards. I loved them both. Hope to see a few more…

    Are you still running on New Year’s. If you are, see you then since you said it will be too cold to run outside next weekend. Good thing you don’t race in the winter. Training is no joke.

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    1. I don’t get sick often, but I seem to get run down a lot this year. However, unless I succumb next week (always possible), no colds this year.

      That’s too bad about no old shoes. I’ll probably try out the screw shoes again tomorrow, but they seem to really help.

      I will probably run this weekend, but not at 8 for sure, and up in the air whether it’s inside or outside. All depends on how I feel though.

      I still run during the winter. I always do. But I don’t anticipate an early race. At the moment I’m signed up for halfs in July (a first) and October. Hoping for at least one more, since that’s actually only 1 state. Time will tell.

      I honestly don’t think we’re going to have much time for movies, we’re out of town for a bit this week with family stuff.


      1. I thought you were thinking about Montreal?

        I didn’t particularly want to repeat a state, but the entry was part of the retreat fee, & unfortunately they don’t have a shorter race option or I would have done it!


      2. I asked Alyssa first. We used to go to the Mets games when they had baseball there. I’ll probably drive up Sat and leave after the race on Sunday. It’s only a 4 hour drive.


    1. Yes, it’s absolutely a great time to get a little R&R.

      The first outing in the screw shoes worked great.

      Thanks, Coco; I do feel better, now to stay that way with the damn cold we’re having here this week!


  3. Are you off to somewhere warm? Nope. I am here in WI. No temps above zero for a while.

    Are you missing loved ones or all together? Just my husband & I. I am missing my folks. Especially at this time of the year.

    Looking forward to any movies? No movie previews have even spark my interest in seeing them.

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    1. I think you are colder than us, but we’re pretty cold too (and nope, not going anywhere warm, either).

      I am sorry I am missing your folks.

      We saw The Greatest Showman today. I loved it! Apparently you either love or hate it, but I absolutely loved it. Everyone was great.


  4. That inflatable was most definitely creepy ….seriously creepy! And yes, you need that Hanukkah hat …too cute!

    we had a wonderful holiday with family. Now that my boys are older, it so much more meaningful to just spend time together and I cherish these moments! After way too many sweets though, I’m ready to get back to some healthier eating and more regular workouts …feeling entirely too fluffy. Lol

    Glad you had a wonderful holiday and sure hope you’re feeling better! Hunker down …I saw on the news this morning that you guys are in for some serious blizzard type weather????

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    1. I’m so glad you had a great holiday! I haven’t gone overboard with sweets, really, but with much reduced exercise, yes, I’m feeling kind of fluffy too. Which is just my norm at this time of year (not that I really like it!).

      No, no blizzard. We got about 6″, which for us isn’t really that bad. What we do have is extreme cold, but not much you can do about that! Just lots of layers.


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