Much of this week was spent at my mom’s again. Both the staff and the residents got into the spirit of Halloween. So did Mother Nature with some nasty storms and power outages!
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 Yoga + Yoga practice for teaching (75 min), 4 miles easy, Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Taught Yoga 60 min (which is actually mostly sitting for Yin), Barre (30 min)
- Wednesday: Yin Yoga Hips (30 min), 3 miles tempoish, Dogwalk
- Thursday: Yoga (roughly 90 minutes, combo styles), walking all over the independent living facility — multiple times
- Friday: Yoga (50 min), morning walk
- Saturday: Yin Yoga (30 min), 7 mile LSD, Yoga (40 min)
- Sunday: Hips (20 min)Dogwalk, Yoga (40 min)
Mileage: 14 (-4)
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A dreary, but dry, Monday. Tackled the hilly route again. A bit slower than last week (seems to be a theme) but still a pretty strong run with a good HR on those hills.
I’d planned to run inside before heading down to my moms, but the tv wasn’t cooperating, so I headed outside to take my frustration out on the road — quickly. Not quite as quickly as I’d hoped, but not bad.
I briefly met up with my friends, but ran alone. It was a nice, strong run. This week tapered a bit more than I really wanted/planned to, but it is what it is and better to go low then overtrain. Dearly wanted to go out for breakfast with the rest of the gang, but miles to go before heading down to my mom’s on Sunday.
I had a jacket on over the top with the slits for my watch. I rolled back the sleeve of the jacket, so I could peak at my watch occasionally. I ran almost entirely by feel, not even checking my pace every mile, just my HR now & again — and I managed to keep it pretty much where it needed to be. Guess that’s what I’ll do until it’s really just too cold.
Favorites of the week
Mom wasn’t planning to go to the Halloween party, but I said I’d go with her (seriously, she needs to get out of that apartment!), so she went & enjoyed herself. The music was pleasant, the decorations and costumes were great, and my mom enjoyed herself and took her mind off her worries for a while.
It was a very hectic few days at my mom’s. My Dad is scheduled to come home on Monday. He’ll have an aide 24/7, at least at first, which meant clearing out my parents’ second bedroom. I feel as though all I’ve done the last 10 years is clear out their stuff. Oh wait, it’s true, I have, again and again. Sigh.
After 2 months in hospital and rehab, my Dad is deeply depressed and has lost most of his will to live, and a lot of strength — and weight, too. We expect him to regain some strength — maybe. Or maybe he’s just reached the tipping point. He’s not eating much, either, and that was his one great joy.
My mom is always thinking negatively, and the truth is no one knows if he’ll turn around once he comes home. Maybe. Maybe not. He’s fast approaching 94. Only time will tell. As you read this I’m either en route again or at my moms — going through their papers, rearranging, so it may take a while before I get back to you — but I will!
How did you spend Halloween?
How do you feel about people walking/running listening to music without headphones? It seems a lot more common and I want to yell at these people to put in some damn headphones.
Has it snowed yet where you live? Not yet here. Possibly a little next week, but my guess is it would quickly melt.