Welcoming Fall in Shorts: 9/20 – 26 WRD

Having the RRCA test off my plate was a huge relief, and I also knocked out my First Aid/CPR course this weekend — so I should get a certificate as a running coach in the next couple of weeks. The online First Aid/CPR course was interesting — no Zoom, self paced, and you are sent on “missions” (helping a choking victim, a burn victim, etc.).


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and an unplanned for cut back week. I probably would have run tomorrow, as it’s supposed to be lovely, but I’ll be heading down to visit mom. Just a short visit, then a week at home, then another overnight visit to take her to another doctor’s appointment. Hoping she stabilizes soon and we can all get a little more rest.

Won’t be home til late afternoon/early evening so commenting will be delayed (again).

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min), 2 recovery miles, Dogwalk, PB ST ( 25 min), Yoga (20 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (60 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (50 min), Dogwalk, AM/, PB Walking with Weights (25 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga, (40 minutes), 4.48 miles, Yoga (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk AM, 1.5 TM miles, PB ST (25 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (15 min), Dogwalk AM
  • Sunday:  Yoga (50 min), some dogwalking probably, probably not much else

Running Mileage: 8  (-3.5) 

PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike

Running Update

Monday Intention: recover
It’s Wednesday as I write this, and I’m really trying to remember this run. It was cool, I remember that now, because I actually wore a heavier long sleeve top with a skirt, and was concerned I would overheat, but I was literally shivering at the beginning and fine by the end. Didn’t hurt it was only 2 slow miles, either.

This short photo stop meant yet another mosquito bite

Thursday Intention: easy long-er run
It’s Friday as I write this, and yes, today would have been a much better day for my longer run, since the pouring rain stopped early in the morning. We make the best choices we can. It was warm (70F)  plus plenty humid — some of that humid falling on me in the first few miles (aka rain, from drizzle to pretty steady and back again) on this run. The rain was fine, really.

Around mile 3 my Garmin apparently lost its mind. I was on a walk break, and at some point realized I’d been walking way longer than 30 seconds. Which is when I discovered that somehow the walk setting in my intervals got changed to 54 minutes and 34 seconds. No joke. Not only that, the data screens also got changed so I couldn’t see distance or time elapsed. Those settings are 5 setting deep, and somehow got changed while I was running.

So I finished up my run just running & walking when I felt, which means it was positive splits. The pace wasn’t horrible for a very humid morning.

I had considered going to 5 miles, but by the time I got back to where I was parked, I was so over this run. The good news? I actually didn’t feel as wiped out as I have by my long-er runs lately. Being home for a while and getting a couple of rest days in helped a lot, I think. Sorry for the long ramble!

Friday Intention: treadmill test
Again. Mr. Judy tried some new things. Nope, it didn’t work, and just added to the mounting frustration of this week. Mostly first world problems, but by the end of the week they were beginning to really get to me.

The photo really doesn’t do the full moon justice. Somehow looking at a full moon is very calming even if I don’t always sleep well during a full moon.

Favorites of the week
Did you catch this month’s Full Moon? Wasn’t it beautiful? I may not love our house, but I do feel lucky that we get to see both the sunrise and sunset & the moon.

Don’t they look cool?

Aren’t these Daikon radishes pretty? I didn’t know what to do with them, so I just had Mr. Judy cook them on the grill. I know they’re very healthy! I am also grateful that Mr. Judy has been going and getting our veggie box every week. Now that I’ve tried them, I have 3 sets of them in next week’s veggie box.

Now I also have some pie pumpkins to cook and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them, either. I used to make pumpkin bread pudding with them years ago when we lived in VT. Maybe I need to search for InstantPot ideas! Except unfortunately they don’t fit in the InstantPot, although I’ve read you can cut them up (hello, Mr. Judy!) and still cook them in the InstantPot.

Someone wanted deli for his birthday (that’s my sandwich, his was different)
No, it wasn’t Bandit’s birthday but he did want some too. That blurry tail was really wagging!
Look, ma, a pocket for my phone!

It’s been quite some time since I shared anything new from Skirt Sports (you can buy them here). The top is the Free Me Tank, which has always been one of my favorites.

I probably won’t be wearing these shorts again this year, but it was warm enough for them on this particular day this week. I love all the pockets (5!) on them and that fact that my small phone fits into the back pocket.

Speaking of my phone, there was a software update due to the security issues even for my iphone 6, so I have some more time to consider phones. On the other hand, I think the treadmill research really needs to commence.

GWY Fall Equinox Yin Yoga

ICYMI: I’m still working on that transition into Fall! Today it’s a great Yin Yoga practice to work on that Posterior Chain again (physically), while also working on your Lung Meridian in your Subtle Body. Not sure what a Meridian is? Or what the Lung Meridian does? I have a very quick vlog that explains a little bit more about it.

Yin Yoga for Fall Equinox here * Lung Meridian Vlog click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: It’s time to wrap up September, and I’m ready for that, quite frankly. On Friday join me for some hot chocolate, tea, or coffee & let’s catch up.

38 thoughts on “Welcoming Fall in Shorts: 9/20 – 26 WRD

  1. My Garmin goes crazy sometimes too, but that interval setting is kind of funny. It’s like the watch wanted you to walk. Technology issues are the worst and it truly is a ‘first world problem’, but we are so dependent on our devices. I can’t believe you still have an iPhone6!

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    1. LOL about the Garmin wanting me to walk. I definitely don’t think I needed a long walk in the middle of my run!

      I’m probably going to hold onto that iphone 6 a few more months, since they did do patches for the OS. I’m thinking 60th birthday present for my next one. 🙂


  2. I’m still wearing skirts (never shorts) until frost lol. I just add compression calf sleeves. But haven’t been cold yet…such humidity lately.

    Yes the full moon was awesome…I saw it on my rides home.

    No advice on the Garmin as I only use mine for races (when I remember to start it). My runs still count lol

    My car needs a headlight, probably a new washing machine… always something but running stuff is definitely first world.

    My hubby has an iphone 6 and it works. I want to upgrade mine (it’s an 8) but as I said there are more important things that we need.

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    1. Since I could patch the OS on my phone, it’s definitely moved down the list of things I need. The treadmill (which I know most wouldn’t care about) has moved up. My husband has not been successful repairing it & I think even he is ready to admit defeat — he has fixed our washing machine a few times. It’s about 16 years old. That would definitely be a necessity for me!


  3. Oooh! Those radishes look amazing. How did they taste grilled?
    I’m loving everyone’s fall pictures! We don’t get that here (and I’ll be running in shorts year-round) so I just enjoy it vicariously.
    Hope this week calms down for you! Oh, and your husband is REALLY determined to get that treadmill working! I would have given up long ago.

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    1. I liked the radishes. I’ve only recently in the past year started to eat regular ones — grilling really makes them a little less bitter, although I also eat them raw in salads.

      My husband just doesn’t want to spend $$ on a new mill. I think he’s finally getting ready to admit defeat, though — sadly.

      The really funny part is I worked on the coaching test for weeks — literally (it’s open book & you can change your answers) and he said he would have never had the patience to do that, LOL!


    1. Although I like to shop, the research can be a pain, for sure. Especially since I did so well with my treadmill the first time (it lasted 20 years, thanks in part to Mr. Judy fixing it multiple times before this) — so I want to try to pick one that will last a good long while again.

      May not last that long, because it seems nothing does these days. Please, God, don’t let there be a treadmill shortage!

      For now I’m stuck running in pretty much any weather. So I need a new one before Winter!


  4. Sorry to hear about your crazy week 😦 I hope that this upcoming week will be better for you.

    That’s so weird about your Garmin! That hasn’t happened with my watch but I’ve had bizarre things happen with my phone. It seems that technology seems to get wonky as it gets older lol.

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    1. I actually has something a bit similar with my Garmin once, but not nearly as severe. So far so good but I haven’t run more than 3 miles since that happened.

      Maybe after the next couple of weeks things will calm down . . .


  5. I like the full moon photo. Here we could see the full moon in the morning too, unbelievable!
    I had an old I-phone and last Christmas I found the new one under the tree!!!!
    I am sure that your husband will succeed in fixing the treadmill.

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  6. I need to renew my first Aid and CPR soon too. I did it online last time and loved the convenience. I still felt like i got alot out of it too. (especially since I did it so many times in person before that, so this was like a refresher). Hope things settle down with your mom soon!

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    1. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a first aid course. I couldn’t even tell you when — I know I’ve done it, although I’m not sure why, that’s how long it’s been!

      Even discussing it with my husband, who has also done it long ago, things have definitely changed.


  7. Those radishes are really pretty color. Yes, the moon really fantastic to see last week. I will also need to renew my CPR again and online would be a great convenience. Thanks for the reminder! Have a great week

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  8. The full moon was fantastic in Iowa! I had the bonus of running under it both Sunday evening (technically, it wasn’t quite “full” at that point”) and then again early Wednesday morning (and it was slightly waning at that point LOL). The full moon IS quite calming 😉 I guess one good thing about the colder seasons is that the moon rises sooner in the evening.

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  9. Sorry for the crazy week. I hope this upcoming week is better for you. Those radishes are a pretty color. Radishes have never been my favorite vegetable, but I would try them just because of the color. Happy Birthday to Mr Judy – at least I am assuming it was his birthday. I’ve never had that particular issue with my Garmin, but it has reset my custom HR zones and I didn’t notice until it was too late. And, mine seems to be losing the GPS satellites a lot lately, so my runs aren’t accurate. It may be getting time for an upgrade. I’m not sure how long they normally last.

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      1. I can’t remember when I got this Garmin. I need to check, I guess. Knowing that it is dropping the satellite signal is a little bothersome, but at least I know I’m doing better, by a little bit, I think, than is being recorded. I can live with that during my walks and training runs. I haven’t looked yet to see if I can tell if it did on my HM. I don’t think it did….based on where I started and ended my run. Felt about right.

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  10. I’m sorry about the hectic week. I really hope things will quiet down for you soon.

    Interesting about the online CPR – I need to renew mine…thanks for the reminder.

    I love the pattern on those shorts! The Free Me Tank is one of my favorites too. Honestly, the way the weather is going I think I could still be wearing shorts for another few weeks. This weather has been so crazy.

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    1. It’s been pretty Fall-like around here, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to be changing anytime soon — and I am ok with that! I have a bunch of Free Me Tanks & I don’t even run in them, LOL! But I wear them all the time.


  11. Sometimes I do think my Garmin has a mind of its own. I hope you remembered to reset those intervals! Sorry the treamill fixes aren’t working. On the Peloton board people like Horizon 7.0 and Sole 6.8 (?).

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    1. Yes, I did remember to change the intervals back right away (because that was annoying!). I haven’t yet done a longer run though.

      I’ve also heard good things about Soles — thanks so much for that feedback, Coco!


  12. Those Daikon radishes are pretty and thank you for the idea of grilling them. I would never have thought of that, but just might have to try it. I love radishes raw, but rarely buy them…

    I renewed my CPR and First Aid in February, but it was in-person. I got lucky and was the only person in the class!

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