Hello Spring!: 3/14 – 20 WRD

I had been wanting to get to Delaware for an exploratory visit; had even been researching towns to check out. When I saw the weather for this week, somehow I sweet-talked a reluctant Mr. Judy into the trip. We booked the AirBnB late Saturday, and left early Tuesday.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and running into a short Spring getaway.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (40 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga AM (20 min), Cardio Toning (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: Yoga AM (20 min), 4 miles easy, walk on beach + other walks
  • Thursday: Yoga (30 minutes), Walk with weights (25 minutes), Dogwalk
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalks, PM Yoga (20 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (50 min), Dogwalk
  • Sunday: Total Rest/Sick Day

Running Mileage: 7  (-6.5) 

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

Running Update

Monday Intention: a little speed
Which turned out to be a rolling hills run. It was a Peloton treadmill run billed as endurance, but really it was hills. I didn’t do all of the hills at the end, and I’m glad — my IT Band felt it the next day. Plus we had 6 hours in the car on Tuesday. I tried to run 3.14 to honor Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly (how exactly do you get to 3.14 on a treadmill?).

It was so nice to soak up some sun!

Wednesday Intention: easy does it
We went to a park, which charged an entrance fee. I ran and Mr. Judy tried to walk Bandit, but Bandit wasn’t having it. Traveling makes him nervous and he apparently didn’t want to stray to far from the car in case I showed up.

I chatted with the bikers as a park ranger had blocked the bridge moments before. Got their take on how they liked living there — although should have asked for dinner recommendations!

This was a nice path, with a somewhat long bridge over some wetlands — but nothing really that amazing. So that was my $10 run.

Sunday Intention: short & easy but . . .
That’s not what happened. I went to bed feeling a little tired, which is understandable — and then woke up with a fever somewhere around midnight. Almost as if I’d gotten another booster! There were truly no signs that I was getting sick. I took some ibuprofen, and while I’m still tired this morning and not very hungry, I feel better. So weird. COVID test was negative. So no run for me today, just rest.

Bandit seemed unmoved by the ocean but I sure enjoyed it!

Favorites of the week
We made the most of our time in Delaware! Unfortunately two days were almost completely lost to driving (especially as we ran in to heavy traffic on the way home, partially my doing but I don’t really think I would change anything — although I was not the one driving through that). Another day was rainy almost all day, but that allowed us to catch our breath and relax.

He did enjoy the sofa & bed at our AirBnB

We visited three different towns, I ran in DE, walked along the ocean, and walked along a Riverwalk. We got to see a Blue Heron as we walked along the riverwalk. We had a lot of really good eats (outside). I bought some new crystals and a bracelet. I sat outside reading for a long time on Wednesday. We never had to wear a mask either (some people still did, but not too many). Life felt almost normal for a change. We packed a lot into basically two days!

We basically had 2 days to explore. We made the most of it!

Bandit, who gets randomly carsick — like really random — did quite well. He was fine on the 6 hour drive down (with multiple stops so we could all stretch our legs). He did throw up just a bit on the way back, but it wasn’t that bad. Mostly he snoozed in the car. He seemed unimpressed with the ocean. He absolutely loved the bed (which was saggy so the humans weren’t quite as fond of it) and went in there all the time, which is weird, since at home he’s only on the bed when one of us is.

We could tell he was a bit anxious though. He wasn’t as interested in his food as normal (but always up for a treat). He slept on top of the covers instead of underneath. I think that when he’s anxious about something, he won’t sleep under the covers because he’s on alert. When I’m gone, for instance, he usually won’t get under the covers. All in all he did quite well, but is very happy to be back home and back in his normal routine.

Except . . . I ended up trying to sleep (there wasn’t much last night) on the couch, because what if it was COVID? We had the party with my mom, and also stopped in Jersey to spend some time with some of Mr. Judy’s family. Usually if I get up he comes out — only he didn’t. Also didn’t want to eat breakfast. He’s back to his nursing duties this morning, though, while I relaxed reading in bed for a while after Mr. Judy got up.

ICYMI: Make your own Spring Equinox retreat with the tips vlog, Yin Yoga practice, and meditation I have for you today. Happy Spring!

Spring Equinox Yin Yoga at the Wall click here * Spring Equinox Meditation click here
Ayurvedic Tips for Spring Vlog click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I have no idea yet. Obviously I didn’t post the treadmill review last week. I don’t think it’s going to happen this Tuesday either. On Friday it’s time to runfess with Marcia @ Marcias Healthy Slice.

I admit to LOL a bit at all the well wishes for a getaway this Spring, which I read while we were in DE. 🙂

34 thoughts on “Hello Spring!: 3/14 – 20 WRD

  1. Glad to see some normalcy in your life. I have a friend who bought a house there because they love it. You can’t beat ocean views. Looks like you had fun exploring.

    You missed a warm week here so I guess it was even warmer down there. Of course it never stays warm until like May LOL

    Hope you feel better soon. Rest up.

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  2. Glad to hear you had a nice trip! You really did pack a lot of activity in! Sorry to hear of bandit’s car sickness…so thankful we’ve never ((yet)) had any issues like that with Max. He’s made it on some pretty long rides (a few times to Pennsylvania and Florida). So many awesome pics, Judy 😉

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    1. I don’t think Bandit would do well on those long rides! Chester is the only dog we had that did awesome in the car. Bandit is until he isn’t. Lola definitely was not great in the car but we did travel a lot with her!


  3. We’re seeing a lot of colds and the like right now and none of it is Covid. I think that our immune systems haven’t been challenged much the past 2 years and so everyone is getting fevers and sicker than normal when they do get something. I hope you are feeling better. Your trip looks nice!

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  4. What a lovely trip and blue skies and sun! Sorry you felt unwell, though, and hope you’re good again now. I’ve been using my running to help me cope with a good friend being ill, thank goodness for running is all I can say.

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  5. What a lovely getaway Judy! The food all looks so good. I’ve never been to Delaware! We were looking at the Coastal Delaware marathon as an option.

    Poor Bandit, he’s very worried when you’re not around!

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    1. We’ve both been to DE multiple times, but neither of us had been to Rehoboth before. It actually wasn’t where we really wanted to go, but it’s where we could find something on short notice. It’s a relatively small state though!


  6. You already know I love Rehoboth. We ride our bikes through that park — you can connect to another path and go to Lewes — and avoid the entrance fee by riding from our hotel. What town was the riverwalk in?

    Bummer that you got sick. I guess there are still other germs around. 😦

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    1. The river walk was in Milford. It was a town I read about. Cute little town but in the end not somewhere we’d want to live most likely.

      There were some preserves I wanted to get to but not enough time.


  7. Wow, that trip looks really fun! Poor little anxious Bandit though. I’m sure he’s happy to be home. I don’t know what’s going on, but lots of people seemed to get sick this week! Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. You’d think Bandit would be happy to be home . . . but he refused his breakfast. Maybe because I didn’t make it; I’m usually the one that feeds him. He seems ok, ate dinner just fine.


  8. Really happy you were able to getaway to Delaware for a days. The weather was great too. Just a little beach time can do wonders Hope you are feeling better!

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    1. Well, maybe not 100% but a lot better. Very strange. Love my brief time by the ocean! Had plans for a second visit but the truth was that wasn’t the purpose of this trip. So the ocean time was a bonus. 🙂


  9. So beautiful and I’m so glad you’re able to get away. I feel like Bandit: on high alert all the time. Except in order to be calm, I have to burrow under my weighted blanket LOL.

    I’m sorry about your fever. There are so many random bugs going around, and it’s easy to forget about them when COVID is still a thing.

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    1. The last place we stayed (not this one) did have a weighted blanket. Bandit enjoyed sleeping on top of it, LOL!

      The fever was thankfully very short lived and I am so grateful! Still a bit meh but much better. Thanks!


  10. So glad that you were able to visit Delaware for a quick getaway. Sorry that you didn’t feel feel for part of the week. I hate that if we feel sick, we automatically think about Covid (I do the exact same thing), but good to know that it wasn’t Covid!

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    1. Well if I’m going to be with other people I figure I need to know whether or not it’s COVID — and also to protect my husband! The test could be a false negative, of course, but I really didn’t think it was.

      Yes, it was very nice to get away! I think there will be at least a couple more before Winter sets in again, LOL! Or at least that’s the plan.


    1. Bingo! My husband was afraid it would happen & it did, but we went to explore & needed to do that.

      We had talked about stopping & staying with his uncle overnight but when we stopped to see him (and the cousins) on the way down he didn’t want Bandit on any furniture. Which is fine, it’s his house, but it wouldn’t have worked unfortunately.

      My first job after college I lived in MD. I’d drive home to see my parents occasionally. But since I’ve always been a morning person I’d just leave very early & never really had a problem — of course that was also 38 years ago! Did it without a cell phone or GPS too, LOL!


      1. Every time I go to the DC/MD area, it’s so predictable. I’m sure I hit it in college driving back from Florida in pre GPS days too. On the plus side, I don’t need a map for routes like that. And when Coco went to Vermont I knew where she hit it too. Kim and I routed her back the way you likely went to connect to the Thruway to go home.
        Glad you made it there and back OK

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      2. Oh there was fun too. The GPS was insistent on taking us to the ferry. I was thankfully able to reroute us correctly. Luckily I’d read up on the ferry. First you needed reservations. Then it was a 90 minute ride — since Bandit isn’t great with new stuff & sometimes gets carsick I’d already decided it was a bad, bad idea. Bu ourselves we probably would’ve enjoyed the ride!


  11. It sounds like you had a nice getaway despite losing days to travel and rain. Sometimes it just takes not being at home to relax since you can’t get distracted with chores. Hope you’re feeling better and that Bandit is settled back into his routine.

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