Third time’s the Charm: 11/4-10 WRD

At my mom’s much of this week again. Dad is home. Big, big adjustment. Third time refers to the fact that his release kept getting pushed to a different date, due to medical issues, but in the end I brought him home on Thursday. Although there was time to get a third run in this week, I knew my body was better served with extra rest.

It was a week short on activity, although I did the best I could, and also way short on sleep. And photos, apparently — I took almost no photos this week.


Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and sharing how I try to listen to my body and adjust my plans accordingly.


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 (50 min), Lots of small walks
  • Tuesday: Taught Yoga 60 min (which is actually mostly sitting for Yin) & 60 min PM, 3 miles easy
  • Wednesday: Hips (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Thursday: Dogwalk, brought Dad home
  • Friday: Yoga (15 min), Dogwalk, ST (10 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (60 min), Dogwalk
  • Sunday: Yoga (40 min), Stockadeathon

Mileage: 12.5 (-1.5)

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

I considered pushing this run to Wednesday, but Wednesday ended up being very unsettled so probably just as well I did it. Kept it nice & easy. Overdressed but survived.

It was 15k weekend, and I woke up feeling run down this morning. Still the race would have gone really well — if my foot hadn’t started to really hurt by mile 6. It’s mostly ok now. Best I can figure is my shoe was laced too tight. Very odd, never had pain there at all before today. I’ll recap the race on Tuesday.

It may be cat yoga, but there was down dog (and yup, that’s Darlene 2 days post marathon)

Favorites of the week
I taught my first big yoga class. I’d posted it to my FB page, so the cat was out of the bag, so to speak: yes, it was cat yoga at the Humane Society.

Lots of stretching for tight muscles from sitting (and some core work — not sure that was appreciated but important!)

Let’s just say there’s a lot I need to learn (which I knew) and going from teaching one on one to teaching 18 people of all sizes, ages, and abilities was a big leap. They’ve asked if I’ll do a class in December — it’s a win-win on both sides!

A little breathwork to start

The bar was low, though, because the real star of the class were the cats.

A definite favorite was getting together with a running buddy (who is currently sidelined from running) whom I haven’t seen in a while. We went out to lunch, then ran into each other the next day when I went to pick up my bib (she was there for someone else, not herself). Also our post race brunch, also seeing runner friends I hadn’t seen in a while.

Unfortunately there was some more family drama (not involving my parents this time), but it seems resolved. Plus bad news from another friend. I’m really ready for some good news!

Ever tried a yoga class (not at home!) with animals? 

Are you good at listening to your body?

Suffering through winter like temps already?  

29 thoughts on “Third time’s the Charm: 11/4-10 WRD

  1. Congratulations on teaching your first big yoga class! I would find that daunting, standing in front of 18 people. I am not very good at yoga… can’t even sit cross-legged and I’ve never done it with animals. Sounds fun!
    Hope you’ll have a great week with some good news for a change! 😊

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    1. Thanks, Catrina! I wasn’t super nervous about the class, but I did have some trouble cueing them especially since I was facing them — I realized after the fact that I need to put a mat on the side so I can demo in the same orientation as them.

      Most of the studio classes I attend aren’t that large!


    1. They’ve been doing cat yoga there for a while, but the previous teacher was launching a new business & no longer had time to teach it — I don’t get paid for it, it’s a donation to the Humane Society basically.

      It’s a win-win though because I really need that experience. Everyone enjoyed interacting with the cats, including me. 🙂


  2. I hate when pain pops up for no reason. Hope it’s gone for good.

    Less traveling back n forth now that your Dad is home?

    I actually do listen to my body. Like today. Ran/walked the race very slowly and was happy.

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    1. The foot pain was very bizarre.

      The hope is I won’t be going back & forth as much, especially since they now have the aide & I can’t stay over unless I want to sleep on the couch, which I really don’t want to do.

      I tried to listen to my body today, it was kind of hard, trying to decide whether or not I should run.


      1. I get it. It was like that for me during the marathon. Was I hurt and should I walk or was it nothing? I opted to walk and then it turned out to be nothing. Better safe than sorry.

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      2. In this case I really was worried that I’d hurt something. I couldn’t really figure out if I should walk or not but you know runners . . . I’m extremely grateful that it doesn’t seem to be a true injury.


  3. Huge congrats on teaching your first big class! It seems kind of scary to teach until you do it a few times. hope your parents have a good week too. It is weird how things just start hurting sometimes for no reason at all

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  4. Congrats on getting through your first big class! Our animal shelter does kitten yoga but it doesn’t really appeal to me. 😛 I assume it’s good news that your Dad is home. Hope his health continues to improve.

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  5. Congrats on the first big yoga class. I bet it feels good to get the first one under your belt. I need to find a nice, gentle yoga class. I don’t want to do power yoga, which is what I had been doing. It’s too much of a workout and I get enough tough workouts when I run. Glad to read that your dad is home. Good luck to your mom and dad (and to you!)

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  6. Great job on securing that first big class! I have done some yoga classes, but never with animals (except for when I’ve had Max infringing on my mat while at home). I’m highly allergic to cats, so I’d have to take a pass on yoga with felines LOL

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  7. Well done teaching your first big class – and with kitties there, too! How many were there? Did they weave around people in downward-facing dog? Dear old Morgan used to come and helpfully get in the way when I did that or planks. Good news here is that I’m loving my spin classes, second one tonight and I can’t wait!

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    1. There were 4 cats (well, several were kittens, and 1 was 15). None of them did down dog, apparently (I was too busy teaching to really notice, but Mr. Judy was the one taking the photographs), but they were indeed weaving around — and sometimes laying with — the students. Or scratching mats. 🙂

      The people at the Humane Society also put out lots of toys so people can entice cats over.

      That’s great that you love spin — it’s a nice way to cross train (but not my thing — too hard on the nether regions, even with a padded seat).

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  8. So glad your dad is home – that must be a relief. Hope the family drama settles
    Yay on the yoga class. I can’t do Downward Dog properly but it has been so good for the achilles
    When I had weird foot pain it was newly heavy socks + summer lacing. It passed quickly. Hope yours does too

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    1. My foot seems fine. Which is rather annoying. Especially as it wasn’t just a little pain, it was a lot. That’s life, I suppose.

      Not sure having Dad home is a relief, only time will tell, it’s still quite stressful on my mom even with an aide. But hopefully my life will settle back towards normal, at least for a little while. We’ll see. Thanks!


  9. Glad your dad is home and congrats on that first big yoga class! The cats seem like they could have been an added complication. I haven’t tried a yoga cat with animals yet but it sounds like a lot of fun.

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  10. Awwww, cat yoga!! How fun! Did any of them get adopted? Unfortunately I had some family drama too. I usually stay out of that stuff the best I can, but it did not go away. Fortunately, I got an apology from my sister in law and all is good again. It really does make me wonder how people can be so clueless/mean sometimes. ugh. I hope you have some good news coming your way soon!!

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  11. glad to read your dad is home.

    LOVE that you did your first yoga class and with cats no less! that’s a class I would have loved to join!

    I really hate reading when friends have foot issues. it’s like all the pain and agony I’ve had, I wouldn’t even wish a fraction of that on others. I hope it’s fixed itself by now!!

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    1. Awww, thanks. It seemed fine after a little rest. Ran a couple of days ago on the treadmill and that went fine, too.

      I feel just a little something there (not pain). Just one side is different from the other, you know?

      I thought about this morning what if that had happened in a half? Would I have been sensible & DNF? Would I have just walked the last 3 miles, since walking didn’t feel as bad? I’m glad I didn’t have to make the choice!


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