Short & sweet race week: 11/5- 11 Weekly Wrap

Slowly easing back into activity and my last “long” run/race for a bit. I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home to share running and racing this week — I had my eye on a couple of 5ks in the next couple of weeks but now I’m thinking maybe my body needs a bit more rest. Still haven’t decided.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk, SB WU (10 Minutes), Pilates Arms & Abs (20 minutes)
  • Tuesday: 5 miles easy with just a little cold rain, Iron Strength Glutes
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk x 2, Triggerpoint Grid Core Work (20 minutes)
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk x 2
  • Friday:  4 miles easy with 5 by 30ish seconds strides, Triggerpoint Grid Core Work (20 minutes)
  • Saturday: Dogwalk, Pilates Total Body, Abs & Stretch
  • Sunday: Stockadeathon 15k

Mileage: 18ish (+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

Leaves are almost all off the trees


I do love me an off season! Even if mine might be the shortest one ever. If I do BDR Savannah, I’ll be back in training next month. I would’ve run to vote, only there was rain in the forecast and I didn’t know how long the wait might be at the polling place.

So of course the dry radar produced some nice cold rain on me during this run, but thankfully it was really only a short period of rain. Glad I got it done before more showers moved in. And yes, I drove to vote later. I really didn’t want to tackle the hill back from the polling place anyway since my 15k this weekend is hilly enough.

A little post run bathroom selfie. Notice running clothes hanging to dry everywhere . . . and . . . drumroll . . . a haircut!

No rain — in the morning. It was cold and cloudy but thankfully not windy. This run felt pretty good. I’m not feeling quite as sluggish as I was after my last half, just the normal seasonal sluggishness. 🙂

Yes, this is what I woke up to race morning but thankfully it cleared out quickly.

I’ll be recapping my 15k on Tuesday. Despite having several friends running the race, I parked in a different area (same place I always park, bathrooms with no/short lines always available), but I spaced on the time of the start of the race as I was chatting with another couple . . . and so I got a warmup as I ran to drop off my dry clothes and coat at the bag check, making it to the start with about 2 minutes to spare . . .

I’ll leave the rest for the recap!

But I “ran” into them post race

Favorites of the week
The hot chocolate at the diner after the race was really tasty, and no, I didn’t even think about taking a photo of it. And speaking of sweet, as I mentioned Friday (read it here), I actually did a little sugar reset (not detox!) this week. It went well.

Running a race “with” friends (well, I did meet up with them afterwards) and seeing friends along the route (and in the race — even my brand new “friend”).

You don’t see these guys sharing a bed — other than the real bed — too often

Have you entered my giveaway of Couch to Active here? Read the review here. I’m extending it one more week — it’ll make a great gift for the holidays.

Let’s get the conversation started:

Have you ever completely spaced about when a race starts — when you’re pretty much already there!?

Chocolate milk or hot chocolate after a cold race?

Do you get a lot done after a race? Must say I didn’t today. Which I’ll probably regret next week  . . .


33 thoughts on “Short & sweet race week: 11/5- 11 Weekly Wrap

  1. Cute haircut! And love the leggings in the bathroom selfie pic
    Hot chocolate, or coffee. Depends on my mood. Not much of a chocolate milk person in general – have to be in the mood.

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    1. It is my standard haircut, just “long” overdue. I was always on the fence about those leggings because of the horizontal pattern but I do like them (and they have 3 pockets).

      I’m not a chocolate milk person either, oddly enough, but I do love me some hot chocolate especially on a cold day!


  2. I was almost late lining up for the Denver Half because I decided to check my gear at the last minute. It was a wave start and I had plenty of time, but still wanted to be in the corrals for the National Anthem. We haven’t seen any snowflakes here, thank goodness!

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    1. Thankfully we haven’t seen snow sticking to the roads yet here. But we’re about to move out our shelter for the dogs (basically just provides them a bit of grass during the winter when it’s snowy).

      They rarely ever use it, the ingrates. I don’t know why — but every once in a blue moon they do.


  3. Chocolate milk is supposed to be a great recovery drink! Someone gave it to me during a run though and that was no good for my tummy….

    Glad the snow cleared for the race!

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  4. I’ve been chatting with friends at races and totally lose track of the time…until I hear the starting gun. Oops. I like your shorter hair cut! I adore coffee after a cold race (OK, any race) but usually drink a glass of chocolate milk before bed. When is BDR Savannah? I’m not too terribly far from there but haven’t raced there yet. Thanks for linking!

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    1. BDR Savannah is 2/16/19, but for a variety of reasons I’m not quite sure I’m doing it yet. I still hope to, I really wanted to!

      It’s an inaugural race, but when I did BDR NOLA that was inaugural, too, and it was just fine.


  5. I certainly did not get a lot done after my last race. I ended up being so tired, all I wanted to do was sleep afterwards. I stopped to get some hot chocolate at Starbucks before getting home since it had been a cold race, and i wanted to warm up.

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    1. I just didn’t feel like doing much yesterday. Didn’t even want to work much on the blog. It’s the damn SADD! And it comes at such an inconvenient time of year, actually (as if there could ever be a good time of year for that).


  6. I put ALL my running clothes in the dryer. Nothing has seemed to suffer.

    Chocolate milk and yes, there was some today!!

    I have a hair appt this Fri but I do get it cut every month.

    I’m not sure what happened but I was supper energetic today – grocery shopping, library, laundry – 4 loads, vacuumed, and made two dinners for the week. Even wrote my race recap.

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  7. The haircut looks great! And hot chocolate after a cold race sounds perfect. I’m usually super lazy after a race, it’s hard to convince myself to be productive after working so hard in the morning for the race 🙂

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  8. Definitely hot chocolate after a cold race. Or hot coffee. I’m never productive after a race – at least, not anything longer than a 10K. Post-race I plan to shower, eat, watch TV the rest of the day…since that’s what usually happens whether I plan it or not.

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  9. I like your haircut! Looking forward to the race recap. It is fun to run with friends. I’ve definitely had races where I was chatting so much that I lost track of time!

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  10. Hot chocolate after a cold run sounds great. Im in the same boat as you, shortest “off season” ever. I like it though, I can get crazy if I don’t have something to pull me through the winter months

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  11. I really don’t like milk to drink but after a long run or race I love and crave chocolate or banana milk! So I make sure I have it around. Love the haircut and the leggings, and am with you with the soggy running kit everywhere at the moment. Wet trainers throughout the house, too …

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    1. I rotate between shoes, and they seem to dry out relatively quickly. But I’m running on roads, for the most part.

      Banana milk? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that, although I admit it doesn’t sound terribly tempting to me.

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      1. Oh, weird. It’s just banana flavoured milk, very common here. It does sound odd, but it’s what I crave when I’ve run long. I have banana flavour drops I add to normal milk to save money, though I get a bottle of pre-made stuff when poor husband has to give it to me at the end of a race!

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      2. yeah it’s just not a thing here even though banana smoothies are. Do you do strawberry milk there? That’s one we have here, though I personally find it too sweet

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