Did you find my mojo?: 4/30 – 5/9 Weekly Wrap

It’s been sadly lacking this week. I got my workouts done, and other stuff, too, but I spent more time just sitting at the computer not being productive than normal.

Of course I get to blame the weather — once again, it was crazy! On Monday I was wearing a beanie and Skirt Sports Wonder Wool Skirt and praying it would not rain (but it did — thankfully just a drizzle) — by Wednesday it hit 90F — and by Friday I did my tempo run in the morning praying it would rain, which sadly it did only a bit — because it was so dang humid.

The only upside was that I got all my runs in outside this week.

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home to share how I tried to acclimate to springsummer.

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Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga, Dogwalk, 1 mile easy + FTC Training Group (2 miles very easy), Pop Pilates Muffin Melter, Pilates Stretch
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, 4 miles easy
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, YFPR Flexibility & Flow
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, PB Total Body + Balance
  • Friday:  Dogwalk, 5 miles (3 @ tempo)
  • Saturday: 2.5 miles with training group + additional 2.5 miles,  Dogwalk, Iron Strength Glute Buster
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, , maybe some yoga tonight

Mileage: 17 (+2)

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

Return to winter-like temps


Monday
More cold drizzle. Yuck! I arrived early to get in a warm up mild, and was surprised by a decent pace. No doubt due to worry about making it back on time. Then I ran most of the training run with one of my friends, instead of bringing up the rear and moving back and forth between runners like I usually do. It just seemed simpler.

Then spring-like

Tuesday
This marked my fourth day in a row running — not a record for me, but definitely unusual and I knew I was pushing it a bit, especially with all the cold, drizzly runs (and race).

Again I went back & forth a lot on this one. I went outside with the dogs, and with the cloud cover it felt cooler than I expected, and I decided no, I’d push it off til Wednesday. I’m not sure what changed my mind, but it wasn’t a bad run at all.

Right into summer

Friday
Remember those skirts I wanted to test out last week? Well, the crazy weather gave me my opportunity this week. Both passed with flying colors (today it was the Skirt Sports Hover, which worked much better for me than last year’s due to the new grippers — use code 522CRJ for 15% off non sale items). Picked up Bandit for the cool down.

You know how I hate not making my paces, but I know that I am in no way, shape, or form acclimated to this sudden “heat”/humidity — hello 70 with 80% humidity after weeks of 40s feels like 30s. I came close, but I just wasn’t able to do it — but I did my best so I’m okay with it. It was a strong run.

I’m getting to explore the park more 

Saturday
Ran 2.5 with the training group. I was towards the head of the group this time, so when the person I was running with was finished, I waited to encourage the rest of the runners. Only I didn’t see the BOTP runners. I started to walk. I walked . . . and walked . . . I never did see the rest of the runners.

Trees ain’t gonna stop me

Eventually I decided to just finish up my extra miles.

This is more like it!

Favorites of the week
Despite the lack of motivation, there was some action in the kitchen this week’

Recovery pudding from Running with Spoons

I tried the 4 Ingredient Brownie Protein Pudding from Amanda @ Runningwithspoons — it’s pinned to my Protein Pudding board on Pinterest (find it here). Really, it’s just banana nice cream at its heart. I had to decrease the amount of milk I used in the recipe — my guess is it depends on your protein powder — but it was nice to have a slight change in my post run snacks. I made it a second time with less milk and it was definitely much more pudding-like. I also added a date for a little extra sweetness.

Salad with feta dressing from NMAC

I made the Feta Dressing from the No Excuses Detox (Amazon Affiliate link) and threw in a little dill, too. I actually got Mr. Judy to eat salads for dinner with that dressing this week — twice!

We just got back from Avengers Infinity War. I thought it was okay — I think they’re just trying to jam too much in now and it makes it confusing to follow, but Mr. Judy liked it.

Blog posts that caught my eye this week:

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This week I am also linking up with the Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup brought to you by Ilka @ Ilka’s Blog and Angela @ Marathons & Motivation.

Let’s get the conversation started:

Have you been struggling with motivation lately?

Care to brag about a recent race (doesn’t matter if it was a PR or not!)?

Planning to see the Avengers movie?

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16 thoughts on “Did you find my mojo?: 4/30 – 5/9 Weekly Wrap

  1. Happy that your skirts passed with flying colors this week! It’s crazy how it was just SO those few days. We jumped straight to summer!

    Love the recipes that you made this week, especially the feta dressing. I actually might try to make that too!

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  2. My husband and I talked about seeing the Avengers movie, but that was as far as it got. Nothing else seemed very interesting, but we’ll probably wait to go with our grandsons next time they’re in town. Thanks for sharing my post!

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    1. There was turkey one day, and shrimp the other. He actually does sometimes eat salads for lunch at work now. I know he likes creamy dressings so by making my own, I can feel better that he’s getting one without all sorts of nasty ingredients in there.

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  3. Skipped many runs this week. Not mojo related but weather and other stuff. I think I only ran 3 times with no long run. You would not know I have a half in 11 days.

    100% humidity here. I thought I would puke or pass out during my race. But instead won an award since the oldies skipped the race I think.

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