Let the Sun Shine: 5/14 – 20 Weekly Wrap

Lately it’s been cool and cloudy most mornings, with the sun eventually breaking through and warming things up. Generally the second I start to run! Except for this weekend. Cool and rainy this weekend. All the lawns, trees, and flowers are looking pretty good because they’re getting water — naturally — on a regular basis.

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home to wrap up a week of (mostly) good running weather and some strong runs.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk, 3 miles with FTC Training Group + 1 mile, Rapid Results Pilates Arms, Buns & Thighs & Stretch
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, Speedwork (10 x 400m repeats) — total of 7 miles
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, 4 miles easy, PB Full Body KB (15 minutes)
  • Friday:  Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Jogs for Jugs 5k + warmup
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated, Yoga for Recovery

Mileage: 19 (+1)

JY = Jasyoga
PB = Killer B
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


When you don’t have a pocket for your keys, a Buff totally works!


I was supposed to meet up with Running Buddy J to get in a mile before the training group, but the dogs and the slooooow truck in front of me had other ideas. I led the Beginner’s Group, which meant a lot of running back and forth to make sure everyone knew where to go (sort of, anyway); sometimes running pretty hard trying to catch up with the front runners. The upside was I got a decent paced run for a change — and then finished up with that mile afterwards.

Ugh. I just hate falling short of prescribed paces. What’s even worse? When it’s speed intervals and I didn’t make the right pace for any of them. I mean, c’mon, there was 10 of them! I was close, though. I did the best I could and that’s all any of us can ever say, right?

20 degrees warmer than yesterday’s run (80F), but thankfully low humidity. I was surprised to pretty much keep my normal pace — must’ve been the Skirt Sports Cool It Skirt! Use Code 522CRJ for 15% off regular priced items.

2 Judys do Jogs for Jugs

Jogs for Jugs benefits local Breast Cancer Survivors. There’s a half and a 5k, and I’m very thankful I did the 5k — because the weather for the half was not nice, but the 5k was actually pretty good racing weather. I’ll recap the race on Tuesday.

How cute is she?

Favorites of the week
One of my first friends in this city finally broke down and bought her first Skirt Sports skirt (Happy Girl, btw). She is rocking the Rockstar print! And she really liked it. So much so, she’s planning to buy another . . . that is the only dark side to Skirt Sports — you can’t just buy one and done.

First ice cream of the year on Thursday. Then plunged back into the 50s on Saturday! Low 50s!


It was warm enough to make a trip to my favorite local ice cream place on Thursday. I chose one of their new flavors — mint cookie fudge. It was certainly minty, the cookies were good — but where was the fudge? Mr. Judy’s Sea Salt Caramel Truffle, on the other hand, was quite good.

Blog posts that caught my eye this week:


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 keep ice cream at home or go out for it when you want it?

How’s the garden and flowers doing?

Do you pick races for PR potentials or causes or both?

35 thoughts on “Let the Sun Shine: 5/14 – 20 Weekly Wrap

  1. Both on the ice cream but it doesn’t last long at home LOL. I’ve had it many times after runs already.

    Our lawn looks great thanks to the hubby. I haven’t been home enough to plant the flowers, etc. Besides it rains every weekend.

    Wow. 10 400m is a lot. I don’t think we’ve ever done more than 4-6 in our FRW workout. They’re tough.

    Did it help? I hope you got a PR or close.

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  2. Ooof, 10 x 400 is a tough workout!! And my paces for things like that are always all over the place. Close definitely counts.

    I think I might need to check out that Cool It Skirt, especially since it’s so darn warm! How do you like it?

    I’m okay with keeping ice cream in the freezer but that’s because I frequently forget about it. And when I remember it, it’s got all sorts of freezer burn. haha. I do enjoy going out for ice cream because we have a really awesome and cute little ice cream shop in town. It’s fun to take the grandbabies. They’re my excuse. 🙂

    I like doing races for causes – I just don’t always find them! I’d have totally done that 5k with you. 🙂


    1. I am not a huge ice cream fiend, but I do like to go out and get some occasionally when it’s hot out.

      And I love a hot fudge sundae as a treat after a half when I can!

      Never say never to the PR. You just never know.


  3. I saw several Skirt Sports at the Denver Half – wonder if they bought locally in Boulder? I haven’t done any track workouts in over a year but I’m sure going for those paces helps even if you don’t hit them.

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    1. I’m pretty sure they must’ve gone to the Mothership, as it’s known amongst ambassadors. 🙂

      I am sure that doing the speed work helps. I didn’t actually do it at a track — I think a run that long on a track would’ve driven bonkers not to mention most tracks around here are locked up now. 😦


      1. It’s far too tempting in hot weather, and consists mainly of cream and sugar! I ink I need to make some nice fruit sorbet to substitiute!

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    1. It was a cold, rainy weekend but today is gonna be nice (then rain tomorrow, which means I guess I’ll push my speedwork off til Wednesday again).

      My SS does have pockets — but there are different sorts of materials and pockets on different styles of skirt. That particular skirt (which I might wear again today) has lighter material on the shorties and I’ll chafe if I put my keys in there.

      OTOH, today should be warm enough for a tank so I’ll be able to put my keys in the cleavage alley pocket. 🙂


    1. The freezer space is a problem for us too (and we have a freezer in our garage!). And yes, I don’t want it to be that easily accessible even though ice cream isn’t really my thing — we usually only go a few times during the summer. But I enjoy it every now & again.


  4. I’m not a huge ice cream person! I’d rather have something like pie 🙂 But its harder to keep that on hand. Not to say I would REFUSE ice cream if someone else offered it to me!

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    1. I like red velvet, but I’m not sure I’ve had a red velvet ice cream I truly love. I’m all about the chocolate, of course!

      We take the dogs, and they get a little — but never of mine, obviously.


  5. I don’t keep ice cream in the house anymore. Our favorite frozen custard place opened for the season and we’ve been there twice. Our summer weather seems to have vanished while we were in La Crosse. We returned to barely 50 and rain. I got some of my planting done but nowhere near all.

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    1. I haven’t even had time to make it to the nursery yet . . . and this week promises to be another unexpectedly busy week. 😦

      With all this rain the gardens should produce well this summer!


  6. You’ve got me singing the song… Isn’t it amazing how much greener the lawns are with rain water? We swear the city water burns our grass somewhat. Well I must say, that is a cutest name for a race supporting breast cancer survivors. Ice cream is one thing I can pass on. Cake? Warm cookies? No can do. Thanks for linking.

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  7. I keep Halo Top icecream at home but love to go out occasionally for a real icecream treat!

    My flowers are looking goid but it’s been sooo hot here that they are beginning to wilt and look a little haggard. It’s so hard to keep things lush around here come July and August.

    I love the name for that 5k …very catchy!😉

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  8. We had lots of rain last week too but hopefully this week will be a bit drier 🙂 We keep halo top ice cream at home sometimes but real ice cream is something we generally go out for.

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    1. Using the buff for my keys worked great. This week I used the cleavage alley pocket in my tank, which also works great. 🙂

      Today is rainy . . . but I think the rest of the week looks nice — until the weekend, of course!


  9. We usually buy ice cream from the grocery store when we want it….then the rest sits in the freezer for a few months! Or, if he’s feeling more ambitious my husband sometimes makes ice cream using dry ice. (Pretty sure he likes using the dry ice as much as he likes the ice cream.)

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