Trying new stuff: 12/31-1/6 Weekly Wrap

Training Week 5: Best Damn Race Savannah Half

The new stuff is down in favorites, although I did end up running on unpaved paths/non technical trails a couple of times this week. The snow is still bypassing us, so you have to take advantage of that!

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home and sharing my start to 2019.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk, DM Total Body (15 minutes)
  • Tuesday: Bill Hogan 3.5ish Mile Race (recap coming next Tuesday)
  • Wednesday: 4.25 miles easy
  • Thursday: YFPR Flexibility & Flow (30 min), TBL Pilates (30 min), Dogwalk
  • Friday:   8 Mile LSD
  • Saturday: Dogwalk, YFR Hamstrings
  • Sunday: 5 miles easy, Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated

Mileage: 21 (+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

Even though I was bummed this race was canceled last year, I also enjoyed staying cozy at home. This year I braved the crazy winds with several friends. Read more about that next Tuesday.

I don’t come here a lot, but it’s so peaceful when I do

Finally! Some sun! A colder day than yesterday, but no wind so it felt much better. Headed out for a unpaved/trailish run, with no thoughts but recovery on my mind. This run was great — no doubt due to recharging my solar batteries!

Finally a Friday with decent weather. I went to the upper end of the bike path, to shake things up a bit, and was glad to see that only one of the short tunnels under the overpasses had ice in it — with our back & forth weather you never know. My butt was feeling yesterday’s Pilates, but it was another good, strong run.

I threw in some strides mid run, which combined with the slight downhill made it a speedy mile, but surprisingly the last mile was my fastest.

That’s a hiking boot. Hanging in off a tree. With twigs & lichen. WTF?

We met up at a path further north, and the day couldn’t decide what to do: rain, sleet, or let the sun come out — all day. I started with someone else later than the main group, since I’d done my long run on Friday, but I turned back the other way after a mile because the path was icy and finished up alone. It did allow me to run my own pace, though.

Favorites of the week
We tried out a Japanese crepe restaurant that opened relatively recently. It has both savory and sweet crepes, and the combinations are interesting. I had a shrimp avocado crepe and a banana chocolate mini crepe.

They were good! The restaurant was quite busy, though, and there aren’t really enough cooks to handle that many people. So service, while good, was slow.

Let’s get the conversation started:

Ever heard of Japanese crepes? 

Are you in the snow belt? I am glad we aren’t, for once! But still missing the sun . . . 

How’s 2019 treating you so far?