Home sweet home: 7/23 – 29 Weekly Wrap

Although could we lose the humidity? Yeah, not going to happen.

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home to share how I’m revving things up for my longest race ever.


Workouts update

  • Monday: 5 miles easy
  • Tuesday: Travel home
  • Wednesday: 6 TM miles
  • Thursday:  3 miles easy
  • Friday:  Rest day
  • Saturday: 15 mile LSD, YFR Foundation
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, Recovery Yoga

Mileage: 29 (+4)

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

Sculptures in the Boise River

I considered shortening this run. We were leaving later that morning (or so we thought). But it was so low humidity, and back home has all the humidity . . . DOMs was in full swing and it was not super fun, but I am so glad I did the full 5 miles.

I was not happy about running on the mill — can you tell? Thunderstorms were in the forecast though

Technically, we got back on Wednesday, because it was after midnight when we got home and I didn’t go to bed until 1 am. Normally I’m in bed by 9 pm (of course I was also still on mountain time, but that didn’t really help). A tempo was on the schedule but I’d already told Rachel that wasn’t happening. I toughed out 6 miles on the treadmill in between picking up the dogs and taking Lola to the vet in the afternoon.

I considered doing an pre breakfast run, but I was still tired and it just wasn’t happening (and I had a meeting and then a PT appointment later). It was about 85 and humid when I headed out, although some shade since it was afternoon. I figure I have to reacclimate to the humidity! This run was supposed to be 4 miles, but between the heat and the busy day, I shortened it. Plus it’s actually a pretty big increase in mileage for me this week!

Thanks for the company, Autumn!

My first 15 miler. The group was running later, at a path I don’t feel comfortable running at early by myself (there were a few attacks there in the spring). Thanks Chris, for offering to meet up with me early — but I knew that wouldn’t really work for either of us.

You gotta have proof, right?

I posted on a local running group to see if anyone wanted to run/walk with me for 15 miles. I got two responses — one I guess is injured and not running and said she wished she could, the other was very excited to meet up with me for 5 miles.

The flowers & the rabbits were my only entertainment on this run

Turns out that our paces and intervals didn’t really match up, but it was still nice to have some company for a few miles. Despite the humidity, I was feeling pretty good until about mile 11. The next 4 miles were definitely a struggle. I was tired. My hips hurt a little. Heck, everything hurt a little. Only 2 miles longer than a half, 3 miles longer than my longest long run, but it felt like more.

I went home, I laid down on my bed, and I put my feet up on our bookcase headboard, and just relaxed with the dogs afterward. We watched a movie in the aftenoon. I was a little sore for a while afterward, but I foam rolled eventually and did a little yoga eventually, and today I feel completely fine.

But no, thank you, I’ll pass on the marathon.

Run all the miles eat all the carbs. Even if it’s a day late.

Favorites of the week
It was a busy week filled with appointments and that extra day in Boise didn’t help things much. I was tired all week long. I slept late (except yesterday) all week long. I am glad I toughed out those fifteen miles and even more glad that I feel normal today.

I was definitely too tired to join up with my friends for brunch after my run, so Mr. Judy and I went to the same place for brunch today. Please tell me I still  need to be restoring my glycogen, because I’m not gonna lie, the coconut french toast was awesome and I may have bought something at the bakery for a treat later, too.


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 still carb loading the next day after a really long long run?

Enjoying some nice summer weather? Please send it here! Rain, mushrooms growing, thunderstorms, hail, humidity . . . 

Are you done with your goal races are just revving up for them?

45 thoughts on “Home sweet home: 7/23 – 29 Weekly Wrap

  1. Omigosh, the mushrooms. UGH. ALL the yards have them. They’re HUGE. I’m so glad I mowed mine down on Friday. LOL

    I feel like I just eat all the food all the time. I’ve been totally chowing today but I also ran 6 this morning. All I want to do is eat. I’d have ordered the french toast too (well, if it wasn’t coconut but I’m assuming there were other flavors).

    Great job on the 15 miles!! For the class I’m currently in, I just did a little paper on mindset and related my fun during Saturday’s 16. I think focusing on positive self-talk, ie. you got this, you’re strong, focus on your intervals, it’s easy peasy and you get to run home, after mile 12 is what really carried me through. Initially, it was difficult to push the negative voice out but once she was gone, the final 4 miles weren’t the best of my life but there were definitely a lot easier than they might have been had I complained in my head the whole time (which I really wanted to do). 🙂

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    1. I figured mowing the mushrooms down would just spread the spores but what do I know?

      There were other flavors of french toast. 🙂

      The heat has really made me not hungry most of the time. ID was a different story . . .

      I tried to use some of your mental tricks on my tempo run today. In some ways that was harder than the long run!


  2. Nice job on the long run! I always find it’s better to have company and meet up with someone even if you’re not running the same pace or even doing the same workout. That’s how our Tuesday morning group is a lot of the time. Those river sculptures are super cool too!

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    1. My biggest problem is that I don’t want to be out there forever. So pace is actually kind of important to me for the really long runs! At least to me they’re really long.

      But seriously, as a slower runner it takes me over 3 hours, and that’s a lot of running time!

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    1. What can say, food is always tricky for me. I gain very, very easily. Even on high mileage — well, high mileage for me.

      I’m also in new territory for me. Normally I wouldn’t eat such a rich breakfast on a day I didn’t have much movement in. I have to say, I wasn’t hungry for many hours after that!


    1. I know they need to be replenished, but it did seem kind of excessive the second day. 🙂

      Seriously, I just wanted a treat because I felt like I didn’t get one after that long run, even though I did have a brownie!


  3. Great job on your longest run ever! Better yet, feeling fine the day after!! Travel always makes me so tired. I only went to Chicago but it took me all week to get over it. Thanks for linking!

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    1. I think when you’re an experienced marathoner, you don’t have to go up to 20 miles. But I know 15 was definitely hard on me, and I’m pretty sure 17 this weekend will be too.

      I’ve heard so many horror stories about what happens after mile 20 . . . but seriously, even though I’ve thought about it, you have to really want to do it. I have this one last really long run this week & then I’m tapering so it was pretty fast & furious, so to speak.

      A marathon is a much bigger commitment, and it’s one I don’t want to take on right now. Probably never.

      And then there’s always the fact it would probably take me at least 6 hours — I can’t even imagine ever moving again after run/walking for that length of time!


    1. The French Toast is really good & I’m picky — because I make pretty good French Toast myself.

      I have to be careful with carbs — I need them, but as you get older, they also show up more!


  4. Such a busy week for you! Sorry to hear about your flight delay but glad that you got home safely.

    Congrats on your 15 miler this weekend! It’s also cool that you got a response from someone willing to meet up for a run. I love that runners are always down to meet new people to get in a run!

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  5. Congrats on your longest run. I am so happy to have not run long this weekend and just relaxed. But I did miss my favorite breakfast item. I had that even if when I only ran a 5k LOL.

    Those solo long runs are one of the big reasons, I am not interested in running beyond 13 miles. There’s life outside of running for me. I do get it that that’s not the case for other runners.

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    1. I think most everyone has a life outside of running. We just all have different goals, that’s all. If I didn’t want to do it, I wouldn’t have chosen the race — it wasn’t about what anyone else does.

      Which doesn’t stop me from thinking what was I thinking, of course.


  6. Oh yes! I continued to consume carbs for several days after both of my marathons and some of the longer training runs. Your body just needs them …in my opinion. That is a really solid pace for 15 miles Judy. I’m super impressed! And I recall vividly that my first run longer than 13.1 miles was gosh awful miserable and I felt like crap. I remember telling Holly that there was no way I could do 26 if I felt that bad after only 15! Your body will adapt and you can do this!!

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    1. I can certainly see the need to consume carbs after a marathon — but this isn’t that. Thank God!

      As to pace, remember while it’s hot & humid for US, to you it would feel pretty good. 🙂 Readjusting to the humidity has not gone wonderfully, but I’ll get there.

      15 miles wasn’t horrible. I was expecting the last couple of miles to feel hard & was just surprised that it started to feel hard much earlier than I expected it to!

      And I am simply in awe of you guys doing a downhill MARARTHON — not only living to tell the tale but PRing, too!

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  7. Congrats on the 15 miles! I’m usually hungrier the day after a long run than the day of, so I’m going to say the french toast was totally necessary.

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    1. I thought I’d be really hungry after just French Toast for breakfast, but I was full for hours! I actually do think I did a pretty good job refueling the day of the long run, but we didn’t go out to eat. I didn’t really want to, since I was tired, but long runs = going out to eat in my mind. 🙂


  8. I did 16 yesterday and I’m quite used to that distance, it wasn’t new to me, but I’ve not done it for a few months and I won’t lie, it was hard. Wasn’t tooo hungry yesterday but had to have a snack in the middle of the night! Well done on your 15, that’s a great distance to get to.

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      1. Well, it’s way more than a half but not so draining you can’t do anything for a week … My runger is funny, I’m starving immediately after up to about 13, after about 14 I’m not interested (but make myself eat) and just graze through the day of it, then start being ravenous from the middle of the night for about 24 hours. Who knows why!

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      2. I certainly hope it’s not so draining that I can’t do anything for a week. 🙂 I’ll know better after Saturday’s run!

        I did a really good job of grazing after the long run. I truly wasn’t very hungry the next day — I guess I did ok!


  9. Congrats on running your longest run to date! That coconut french toast sounds and looks amazing! Similar to your rock sculptures, but not as fancy, I saw cairns built in the river at my mom’s house last summer. I was really curious who had built them because they were in a very secluded area.

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  10. Love the picture of the cairns. Great job with th 15 miles. Your pace was impressive for a slow runner. I am one & I think that pace is great. I just did my first half & bonked. I learned a lesson on how important fueling properly. I need to figure out before I do another half.

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