Dad is back in rehab. Seems to be better, but I let my sister take my mom there yesterday. I’ll be back down for Yom Kippur this week. There was still a lot of walking this week, but little running, although I ran 9 miles for the first time in a long, long time. Perhaps there will be a race next week. Or not. Who knows?
There was basically no strength training this week. Although some of the balance-themed yoga practices had me experiencing some DOMs in my arms — amazing how hard you can work at yoga if you do it right.
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: Yin for Runners (50 min), Soul Stroll
- Tuesday: Yoga (15 min), Bodyweight exercises (15 min)
- Wednesday: Taught yoga 60ish minutes, Soul Stroll
- Thursday: Balance Flow (30 min), Dogwalk
- Friday: Yin Yoga (30 min), 9 mile LSD
- Saturday: Dogwalk, Yoga Core Workshop (2 hours)
- Sunday: Yin Yoga (60 min), 5 miles easy
Mileage: 14 (-3)
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My friends were running Saturday. Let’s just say things are tentative with my Dad at the moment. I had to carpe diem to make sure I got a long run in. Well, I didn’t have to get a long run in, but having not run all week, I wanted to.
My resting heart rate actually said maybe you should wait a day, but I was running out of days and decided to go for it. I chose a part flat/part hilly route because some upcoming races, if I do them, will be hilly.
It was super slow to accommodate my HR. It was also quite cold, and when I dressed in a light long sleeve top and my Skirt Sports Toasty Vest, I seriously thought I’d get too warm. I never even unzipped it and wish I’d worn a heavier top as well. Hello, Fall.
Despite all that, I felt like this was a slow, but strong run. More walking than usual due to the really big hill (again, HR) but I ran 9 miles for the first time since February and felt pretty strong. I’ll take it.
I wanted to get two runs in this week though and that just wasn’t going to happen if I ran yesterday. Again, my resting heart rate was a slightly cautionary tale. Keeping my HR low kept this run slow (along with the decent long hill). Forgot to mention this was an actual run to the grocery store to pick up a few items run.
Favorites of the week
This Mac n Cheese from Trader Joes is really good, but be aware that a box is actually two servings. I ate three quarters on Friday after my nine miles, and finished it off with my dinner Saturday night. They aren’t large portions, either. There’s a slight kick to it.
We went to a pub-type restaurant on Friday. Mr. Judy enjoyed it, and mine was good, although pub food is not really my jam. The signs on the wall reminded me of a couple of halfs I’ve run.
Do you enjoy a beer after a long distance race? I don’t drink and never liked beer anyway.
Ever been reminded of races in a restaurant?
What’s your favorite fall comfort food? I don’t eat Mac n Cheese as much anymore, but I do love it — any time of year, actually.