Going sideways: 3/5-17 WRD

By sideways I’m not referring to walking sideways on my treadmill, although I’ve been doing that — and backwards — at the end of some of my runs. If you decide to give that a try, don’t forget to turn the pace way down!

My week was off to a nice start. I’ve been slowly increasing my mileage, and getting in lots of other activity too. Then it all went sideways on Thursday — I woke up feeling okay, but by the end of the day I definitely didn’t.

I’m on the mend, but activity is definitely still limited to gentle yoga and resting.

I know I felt run down when we got back from Savannah, and I took time off from running to give my body a break. I eased back into running nice and slow. This is one of those I feel fine one moment, and really don’t the next though. Probably something I caught from my niece, who was coughing, and teaches littlegermfactoriesyoung kids.


Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and all the other bloggers, whom you should visit, to share how we stay active and fit.


And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)

Workouts update

  • Monday:  Yoga (30 minutes), SB WU (5 minutes), 3 progressive TM, SB WU (5 minutes), PITT28 Cardio (25)
  • Tuesday:  Yoga (30 minutes), SB WU (5 minutes), 2 easy TM, Dogwalk, SB WU (5 minutes)PITT28 Legs (25 minutes)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (30 minutes), SB WU (8 minutes), PITT28 Cardio (25 minutes)
  • Thursday: Rest/sick day
  • Friday: Gentle Yoga (30 minutes)
  • Saturday: Gentle Yoga (30 minutes)
  • Sunday: Gentle Yoga (30 minutes)

Mileage: 5 (-6)

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

Apparently my treamill & I have dates on Mondays now. I added a mile, and the first couple of miles seem to go pretty fast. Another #icouldrunoutside #butidontwanttobecold day.

Just a steady couple of miles on the treadmill at a slightly faster pace than I’ve been running my easy runs.

Between just treadmill runs and being sick, I took no photos this week. So I give you Bandit. He sheds way worse than any of my long haired dogs ever did.

Favorites of the week
I’d heard chatter about the Umbrella Academy on Netflix so we checked it out. Sad to say this one wasn’t a favorite — it was too bizarre for both of us and we only watched the first episode.

The Widow, on the other hand, captured both of our attentions — and held them. We should be finished with that one today sometime.

Mr. Judy found the movie Kodachrome (we’re on a Netflix roll, apparently), and that was pretty good. Then we watched Triple Frontier last night, which was interesting but to my mind seemed to lack plot development. I’m not saying there wasn’t any, there was, but nothing terribly new — bad things happen when people get greedy.

Not a favorite: I’d been looking forward to the warmer weather forecast for the end of the week, hoping to be able to run in a skirt. Friday we broke the record, it was just a smidge over 70 (yesterday and today we’re having snow squalls). Nope, didn’t get to enjoy it at all. Bummer.

Finally I was a little surprised by people’s reactions to my post about getting in 5 miles in my home here. I did mention that it was done a little at a time, not all at once. A few minutes here, a few minutes there. Not to mention the last couple of days, when I truly have not been active at all and have spent most of my day laying on the couch, I’ve still gotten in a mile just from normal everyday movement.

On a normal day, without trying, I typically get in 2-3 miles around the house — that’s not counting the extra steps by trying to move each hour. Just going up and downstairs for the dogs, to exercise, to work on the desktop, etc.; moving around the house; taking out garbage, etc. We don’t have a McMansion, either!

Talk to me:

Any Netflix or Amazon Prime recommendations? (hopefully I won’t be watching that much tv going forward but always good to hear what other people find interesting).

How many steps do you think you get moving around your house?

Did you break any weather records this week where you live?

34 thoughts on “Going sideways: 3/5-17 WRD

  1. Thankfully, Max is a non-shedder (otherwise he wouldn’t have come home with us, due to my numerous allergies)…but our guinea pig sheds TONS. Her fur, though is really short, but there’s a lot of it. We usually try to have a small towel for her to “lay” on when we’re holding her to minimize the fur that would get left on us LOL Not that I trust the pedometer thing on my phone, but I should try to keep it on me for an entire day (instead of just leaving it on my desk at work). I probably get a good five miles each day just from the numerous trips I make around the office doing routine stuff. Thanks for joining us, Judy, on the WRD 😉

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  2. You are very smart to listen to your body and take rest when you need to. I need to be better about doing that and not always pushing myself to do more all the time. I always feel good after yoga. Glad you weren’t down for the count for too long

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    1. To walk sideways & backwards you need to hold on & REALLY slow the pace.

      You know those monster walks? Where you step side to side (sometimes with a band around your leg)? To strengthen your hips? Walking sideways on the mill does the same thing. Backwards helps strengthen the hamstrings.

      Of course I’m doing it in the privacy of my own home so no funny looks (except from the husband).


  3. Wow 70? I was thrilled when it hit 58 here. But yeah, snow followed it. I’ve been walking sideways and backwards on the mill lately too. Sorry you’re not feeling 100%. Way to get after #alltheyoga though!

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    1. It was record breaking. Now we’re back to highs of 40s. Unfortunately I was definitely too sick to enjoy the nice weather.

      The yoga was all gentle yoga specifically for when you have a cold/flu.

      I might attempt a dogwalk today.


  4. I hope you’re feeling 100% now. Sometimes crud like that can linger. I need some “TV” viewing suggestions. I do like For The People which is back on ABC (I think) although it’s pretty basic.

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  5. I’ve started to become a fan of my treadmill dates. I’ve named him Frank, and say hello every Thursday morning. That makes it seem like we’re old friends and that he’s not a hot stuffy hamster wheel. As far as movies, I love documentaries – if you haven’t watched Free Solo that’s a must – it’s on Prime now.

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    1. I think like anything in life, how we think about a treadmill run will effect how we feel about a treadmill run.

      I’ll be the first to admit that it would be very different if I didn’t have a treadmill at home. I have run on gym treadmills, but thankfully it’s not something I need to do very often.


  6. Not that your photos aren’t gorgeous, but Bandit is a perfectly fine substitution
    So many “Another #icouldrunoutside #butidontwanttobecold day” (perfectly said, by the way!) days here too — that was Tuesday afternoon
    I once tracked it — vacuuming and swiffering my apartment gets me 600 steps. Byt there’s a woman in the Run the Year facebook who gets ~100K in indoors (treadmill) and that awes me

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    1. Sadly things like vacuuming & shoveling don’t really rake in a lot of steps. And Lola is afraid of the vacuum — I actually have to wake to make sure she’s done her business before I do it so I don’t have to worry about an accident while I can’t keep an eye on her (because she’ll go to which floor I’m not vacuuming).

      I can get in a fair amount of steps on the treadmill for walking on days it’s just too nasty outside, but it wasn’t an option on that particular day!


  7. Hope you are feeling better.

    I keep feeling a cold coming on and then it goes away.

    I didn’t get to run on Friday and then froze all weekend.

    Much windier and colder than predicted today and I was underdressed even for me.

    Sorry don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime.

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  8. I was very happy with the temps on Thursday/Friday of last week but then they quickly went away, lol.

    I just started season 3 of Queer Eye on Netflix and it’s really good. I have enjoyed the previous seasons of the show as well.

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  9. I’m sorry to hear you were feeling crummy. Hopefully you are on the mend. It was an amazing 60 degrees here last week but now we are back to single digit mornings.

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    1. Brrr! We’re in the 20s in the morning. I actually finally got out to walk the dogs after 3 days (husband was on dog walking duties). It’s chilly, but sunny & actually quite nice. Definitely ready for more warmer weather — oh, and we saw robins! Always a good sign.


  10. I hope you are feeling better. I admire you because you are able to listen to your body (for me it’s very difficult). At the moment I run and after the workouts I put the ice on my knee but I don’t succeed in stopping myself. I also have a “dreadmill” but it rests in a hidden place of my house…….

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    1. Listening to your body takes practice. It would probably be a different story if I were actually training for something, but I also know when I feel this way I truly need lots of rest — or I’ll just get sicker, longer.

      So that motivates me to take the rest so I get better quicker.


  11. Seems like everyone has been getting sick lately. Hope you’re feeling better!

    I’m terrible with Netflix recommendations, I haven’t watched anything new lately.

    I have been surprised to see myself get a lot of steps around the house – never enough to reach 10,000 but I think I’ve gotten 6 or 7k. Usually laundry is the culprit!

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    1. We’re constantly going up & down because of the dogs.

      I’m feeling better, but not quite well, although I did finally walk the dogs — so today I should get a couple of miles overall. Still definitely taking it easy, lucky that i can do so!


  12. Sorry to se you’ve been poorly and well done for resting rather than pushing on. I’m a little allergic to Morgan the cat but only if he licks my hand or drools on my arm when I’m grooming him (niiiice).

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    1. Oh no! I would be hearbroken if I were allergic to cats. And Mr. Judy already knows that it would be the the cats over him. 🙂 Well, of course there are no cats anymore. 😦 He’s more of a dog person anyway.

      I have zero reason to be pushing anything — I’m very lucky that that’s the case.

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  13. I’m so sorry it went sideways on Thursday! My English friends would say “the wheels fell off” or that it went “tits up” 😀 That’s how i imagine you felt. I mean most of us are healthy and fit and don’t really get sick-sick, but yeah if your body says “whoah” it’s good to take it easy.

    I just read your post about steps and your comment in your blog here – I walk around a lot at work and our building is so incredibly spread out. So I just make sure that I take a lot of trips around my department or even the building and I could easily get at least 3 miles in a day at work. Add a lunch walk and voila! As much as I was thinking that 10K was the good number per day, I’ve started to let go of it. I feel like it averages out. Once I’m able to hobble around after surgery though, I imagine the importance will increase again. I feel like if I don’t move enough I’m at risk of weight gain by simply looking at a piece of cake. Sad but true.

    Netflix! JUST discovered another season of Queer Eye so I started that. Watched Doctor Foster in the weekend (binged season 1) -it’s a British drama series. We also started After Life and well you need to be comfortable with the language and the fact that it’s about losing someone you love (I love Ricky Gervais – this puts him in a slightly different light and I already almost cried at the end of the 2nd episode). Pretty much binged on anything Australian (don’t know why we have Australian reality on our Netflix but I’ll take it). Um. Still kind of looking for recommendations for when I’m recovering but it could be I have enough at the moment (i’ll only be home a week and I want to finish the Deena Kastor book as well).

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  14. I hope you’re back to feeling 100% better by now! Little kids are such germ factories.

    My husband and I loved Mad Men, Downton Abby, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Also, we love Silicon Valley on HBO. We don’t get HBO, but do buy each season of SIlicon Valley as it comes out. My husband is in IT so it’s right down his alley.

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