Last year, quite frankly, we were not sure my Dad would make it to 89. Last Friday he celebrated his 90th birthday. My parents were the babies of their families by quite a few years; I am the baby of mine, also by quite a few years. The upside to that is that I come from a long-lived family and still have my parents in my life, for now, anyway.
- Monday: Final Felt Meltdown, Dogwalk, Yamuna Foot Fitness
- Tuesday: Speedwork – 1/2 mile, 1 mile repeats with 3 minute recovery jog x 3, 10 min warmup on bike, 10 mintes on bike later in the day, Dogwalk
- Wednesday: Yoga Tuneup Hips, Feet & Ankles, Dogwalk x 2, Final Fat Meltdown
- Thursday: Dogwalk x 2, Tempo to Hill Repeats (6), Yamuna Foot Fitness
- Friday: Dogwalk, Final Fat Meltdown
- Saturday: Lots & lots of dogwalking because my parents don’t have a fenced in backyard
- Sunday: YFR Hamstrings, Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles, 9 mile LSD (4 with Ronnie, from a local running group — we’ve been acquaintances for years & the last 5 with my friend Jan from my USAFit group)
Mileage: 19 (+1)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
It was a challenging week for running — just some tough workouts, a lot of headwind, and never quite getting up to the pace I was trying to hit. But I gave it my all.
For the third week in a row the weather was nice enough for me to run to the grocery store to do my shopping. And then Thursday it was finally warm enough to run in a tank top without a jacket over it! A bit chilly when I started, since it was still windy, but I am finally learning (sometimes) and dressing down a bit.
There was a return to strength training with feeling better this week, but yoga suffered. There’s always a tradeoff.
Above I’m heading out for my 9 mile run. I posted a blurry photo of these fearless capris from Skirtsports midweek, but I got my husband to take this photo so you could get a better idea. I love them! It’s like a pencil skirt that’s flattering but comfortable to run in. They actually are capris; I’m wearing black compression sleeves underneath them.
Darlene and I couldn’t mesh up our long run schedule this week. I needed to do mine Sunday (Easter). I was pleasantly surprised that my friend from USAFit agreed to accompany me my last 5 miles. And then I scored someone to run with me the first 4 miles — which was a new experience for me, as her pace is slower than mine. So it was negative splits!
Favorites of the Week
Notice how I changed Weekend favorites to favorites of the week? Makes more sense, no?, as I’m actually wrapping up the week.
I will admit that I’m much closer to my Mom than my Dad, but I was still glad that we could be there to celebrate his 90th birthday, even if it was a day late. Especially as my sister has the plague (well, a very nasty virus) and couldn’t be there, but she was represented by her daughter. The whole immediate family will be together to celebrate next month.
I ran most of my long runs last summer with this lovely lady. She’s a snowbird, but she’s back and ready to train for a half soon. It actually was a nice day, but I started earlier and it was still cloudy and chilly then. It was nice to catch up with her and to hear that apparently our USAFit group will be a go — our organizer couldn’t do it this year, but Jan found out they have some new ones to pass the reigns to.
I know that it looks like my mom is choking Lola, but I assure you Lola was loving the neck massage!
I said the daffodils weren’t blooming in Albany yet, but apparently I spoke too soon — we saw some when we walked Lola today.
And that’s a wrap!
What’s blooming in your neck of the woods?