Neighborhood Watch: 7/22-28 WRD

I finally came clean about what’s been keeping me so busy this summer in my runfession, which you can read here if you missed it. There was running, there was yoga, there was family, and there was car drama (but not too bad, we think).

For one reason or another all my runs were in my neighborhood this week. Definitely not planned that way. Also three days in a row, which I don’t normally do, but just running short and easy runs for the most part makes that a little easier.


Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and just sharing Summer activities.


And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)

Workouts update

  • Monday:  Dogwalk, PB Abs & Balance (30 min)
  • Tuesday: 3 easy miles, Pilates (60 min)
  • Wednesday: 3 easy miles, Yoga (60 min), PB Abs (10 min)
  • Thursday: 3 TM Speed work, Yin Yoga (20 min)
  • Friday: Dogwalk, Pilates Arms (10 min) Studio Yoga (90 min)
  • Saturday: 7 mile LSD, Yoga (25 min)
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, Yoga (90 min)

Mileage: 16 (-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

2 feet off the round!

I considered running on Monday, but aside from the fact it poured the vast majority of the day, I knew I needed a rest day so I took it. It took a while for the rain to finally turn off this morning, but the reward was a cool morning and a nice easy run in my neighborhood with some rolling hills.

Boat Pose. Gotta relax that neck & move it back in line with my spine!

Another glorious morning. Sunnier, but still low humidity and in the 60s (plus I got out earlier). Slightly slower than yesterday, but yesterday I was running after 2 days of rest, and I always find a little more oomph after a couple of days of rest.

I got out earlier so I could get to a restorative yoga class afterwards (seriously, I could have run to it, but then I would have been disgustingly sweaty). It was a small class today and I swear the teacher created it just for me; there was lots of lovely hip opening poses and it was just perfect!

Recovering with salmon & my one of my favorites: peanut avocado roll

The running friends were trail running again, but my brother and nephew were in town. We were meeting them for lunch, and I needed to just get it done.

Dressed up to go out to lunch. The shorties do not come with the Skirt Sports dress, but they were really comfortable underneath and gave me pockets (they are from Skirt Sports, too)

It was a really lovely morning to run outside, but it’s quicker for me to run on the treadmill in those circumstances. Back to 6 x 400m/200m upping the pace just a smidge. I like running fast . . . for short intervals.

I was fueled, I got dressed, I got into my car, and the car emitted this enormous rattle. I thought it sounded like it was coming from the muffler. Mr. Judy wasn’t sure, and he was going somewhere that morning too.

Going down, down, still going down . . .

Didn’t really want to risk my car dying on the side of the road somewhere, so I texted my friends, and I ran down the road. Literally. It was quite the hill workout. I picked a number to try to keep my heart rate under, so even though were was one really slow mile on the way back, as I stopped to walk anytime my HR went over that number — hills down, which of course mean hills back — the overall pace was good.

What goes down must come up — just at the base over several steep hills

I had planned 7 miles, but thought I might just drop down to 6. Despite more heat coming in this weekend, it was actually a pretty nice morning to run, and those first 3.5 miles flew by. The second half was obviously more challenging, but I did find I was less tired by keeping my HR in check. Although later that afternoon I was really tired.

It was challenging but actually felt really good

Favorites of the week
I went to a free community yoga class Friday night (right before the car trouble), at a studio I haven’t been to before. It’s where one of the teachers I take classes with did her teacher training. Definitely very different. I got there really early, since I’d never been there before; that was a good thing, because we somehow packed 50 people into that room!

Always nice to see my brother and his family (he lives on the West coast). It’s his last big college crawl with his youngest.

Bet you want some ice cream now, right?

After we parted ways with my brother, we headed over to an ice cream stand so I could try some Only 8 Frozen Yogurt. My WW leader and others in my meeting rave about this stuff. It was pretty good; not sure I’d go out of my way to get it again, but since we were near by I just had to find out what all the fuss was about — plus this week’s flavor was Chocolate Peanut Butter, which I’m always down for.

Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? I actually usually go for a cup of ice cream.

Do you do any heart rate training?

What was the highlight of your week?  Tell us  about it!

35 thoughts on “Neighborhood Watch: 7/22-28 WRD

  1. Wait – what’s the update on your car? Yikes on 50 in a yoga class — that’s a lot of bodies! It’s possible my classes get that big, but since I usually am in the front or second row, and the door’s in the back, I don’t notice!

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    1. It’s a free class, so yeah, there were a lot of us! And then she had us flipping our dogs . . . it was fun, though. She was definitely an interesting teacher.

      So Mr. Judy thinks it was just a heat shield on the muffler, and he has worked on it & thinks it’ll hold for a while (but I guess I’ll find out tomorrow when I drive somewhere).


  2. Ice cream definitely.

    Highlight was probably the trail run and the BBQ after.

    50 for yoga. Glad I didn’t go. I like very personalized classes.

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      1. Should probably use Lloyd’s car until yours is fixed. Yes, glad you got to the class.

        Mu co-worker thought the food was great (from B-Good) but the class was too crowded. Free is free.

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      2. I couldn’t use Lloyd’s car saturday because he also was going somewhere (otherwise I would’ve). It’s fixed for now, for however long it holds up.

        I didn’t stay for the food. Had already eaten and wanted to get a decent night’s sleep.


  3. What a busy, but fun week for you! I also enjoyed the cooler temps this week. It’s kind of sad that 80 feels “cooler” when compared to the heatwave from last weekend, lol.

    I hope that your car is okay!

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    1. Mr. Judy was able to do a temporary fix. It wasn’t as bad as it sounded (and I was right, it was sort of the muffler).

      It’s been a couple of busy, fun weeks — I didn’t go to the trail run Thursday because that would have been a late night (for me) and I need some rest this weekend.


  4. mm sushi. And ice cream.
    My AYCE sushi place has started including ice cream, but I’m not sure how the two go together. If I’m eating soft serve I can do FroYo, but if I’m in the mood for hard, the fake stuff doesn’t cut it. I’m always team chocolate peanut butter though. Had to switch to the powdered PB for smoothies to get the regular stuff out of my apartment. It’s too dangerous
    Hope car is an easy fix

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    1. I’ve never had dessert at a sushi place — except this one place in Austin that used to do fried Ice cream. It was awesome.

      Nut butters can definitely be dangerous. There was a time I couldn’t have them in my home, but now you could live off them (I always measure them out though!).

      This yogurt just tasted like soft serve. Probably because fructose (fruit sweetener) is the second ingredient.


  5. It was slightly cooler this week but the runs in the 80’s are killing my energy for the rest of the day. That does sound like a huge yoga class but nice that so many people are taking advantage. The hip openers are my fave too.

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  6. Definitely ice cream for me. I don’t have if very often, so I go for the real stuff. My training highlight was the hill repeats on Thursday 😉

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  7. Yay – flying feet picture! I have real ice cream once a year as it gives me a terrible stomach ache. But there are some low-fat high-protein ones that I can manage in small quantities now. And I never run just before yoga either as I feel I need to be clean and dry for it somehow. Not sure why but there you go!

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    1. Thankfully I don’t have issues with lactose. I don’t eat a lot of ice cream, but I do enjoy it now and then.

      I did actually run before that yoga class. I used shower wipes & apologized. I just didn’t run *to* the class.

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  8. I hate having car trouble! My car is from 2006 so I hope it can hang in there a bit longer before I buy a new one.

    I prefer ice cream. My favorite is Rocky Road or anything with nuts.


    1. Yes, the car is running quietly again. Not sure for how long, but she’s also very old so she’s entitled. 🙂

      I eat a lot of smoothie bowls/ “nice cream”, so when I want ice cream, we go out for it — which isn’t too often. Once or twice a month in the summer. I get a very small cup though!


  9. A busy week, 3 workouts in a row are a good accomplishment,
    I don’t want to be rude, please forgive me, but I’d like to say how a friend of mine calls the paths like the elevation chart one (when you have a uphill after a downhill): the “devil’s ass”.

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  10. don’t you just love those flying feet photos? I know I do! it’s like it confirms I AM actually running and not shuffling haha! What did you find out about your car?

    I love that skirt sports dress – I wish it was available here. Well, it is, but shipping is out of control so there’s no way I could buy anything. bummer.

    definitely ice cream 🙂 BUT… every once in a while frozen yoghurt really hits the spot. the thing is, I eat yoghurt nearly every day and I usually have fruit mixed in (natural yoghurt, not sweetened), so frozen yoghurt just sounds less of a treat than ice cream – if that makes sense?

    Highlight of last week – definitely running on the track. I looked forward to that all week. Running at the olympic training centre just makes me feel like a real athlete.

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    1. My husband fixed it for now. It was a heat shield over the muffler (I told him it sounded like the muffler!). Not sure how long it’ll hold up.

      I eat a lot of yogurt, too. I don’t usually do froyo, but they’d talked it up so much I was curious. It tasted like soft ice cream, not froyo

      I do eat a lot of yogurt too. I’m stuck on using no fat greek yogurt & then adding in almond butter, but it seems to work for me (actually, it’s almond butter mixed with this healthy chocolate stuff so tastes almost like chocolate sauce.

      I haven’t run on a track in years. Almost all the local ones are locked up these days!


  11. Can I just tell you that I don’t like ‘fake’ ice cream? If I’m going to eat it, it has to be full fat. LOL!

    The highlight of my week? You’ll have to read my post. I feel like this week was the highlight of my summer! Lots of time with my guys.

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    1. Well, it’s actually not fake . . . but yes, mostly of the time I just go for ice cream. I was curious, though — and it was good.

      Don’t worry, I’m getting to your post! It’s definitely been a bit challenging keeping up at times (hours of videos to watch!).


  12. Because we have a frozen custard place pretty close by, that is what I prefer. We routinely check his calendar for the “flavor” of the day. Glad to hear your car issue was nothing too serious.

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    1. Normally there’s a local ice cream place we go to, and I get a kiddie cup of ice cream. But sometimes you have to check out other people’s recommendations, you just never know what you’ll find!


  13. Definitely ice cream – mint chocolate chip to be exact!

    I’ve never used heart rate training. My running Garmin doesn’t monitor my HR, but my biking Garmin does. It has a chest strap which I need to start using, but haven’t…


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