A week at home (although I’m probably at my parents or on my way home as you read this — just a visit) felt glorious. In fact, by Tuesday I felt extremely run down so I took a real rest day — stayed in my pjs all day. Binged watched a few shows (mostly because Lola had settled in on top of me), in between doing a lot of cooking/baking because I’ve had so little time to cook lately. I felt a lot better after that!
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: Practiced Yoga with a Friend (60 min), Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Busy rest day — very few steps (I needed that!), Yin Yoga (30 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga (Kudalini + Yin, 40 min), 3 progressive TM miles
- Thursday: Yoga (Kudalini, 30 min), Hips (20 min), Dogwalk
- Friday: Yoga (40 min), 7 mile LSD, Dogwalk
- Saturday: Yoga (40 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk
- Sunday: Yoga (40 min), ST (15 min), Dogwalks
Mileage: 13 (+.5)
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I definitely wanted to take a few days off running after my painful 15k (read about it here). I chose the mill due to potential for black ice after our snow/sleet storm the previous day (not much snow, quite a bit of sleet), and I won’t lie — the cold. Kept the paces relatively conservative, picking it up just a little each mile, and everything felt fine.
Running group getting together to run long tomorrow, but it would be much colder. So I decided to run long today, and see how my foot felt. Wore the same model shoes as I wore in the 15k (but not the same pair), set out thinking 6-7 and ended with a nice strong 7 and no pain at all. Of course it was slower and mostly flat.
I’m not usually a fan of the recovery run, but I wanted to actually get 3 runs in this week so just did 3 easy miles today (after my long run yesterday). Recovery runs still don’t move me, but other than the cold, it was fine.
Favorites of the week
Just being home. I’m not sure how long that will last; my Dad still isn’t doing great. If we end up having to put him in a nursing home, I’ll be starting the whole back & forth driving my mom around thing again. Not sure that will happen; only time will tell.
Three pain free runs (as opposed to only two last week, with the race of course being super painful the last third).
Sunshine. It may be unseasonably cold, but we’ve at least had some sunny days.
The Skirt Sports High Rise 7/8 tights (which on me is just leggings, LOL! — see the photo above). Tried those puppies out on my long run and really liked them. You can buy them here and they’re a still at $49.99 right now. They are snug around the hips, so I sized up. You might be find if you’re not a hippy chick, and some have said once they wriggled into their normal size it was fine, too.
What do you do when there’s potential for black ice? Assuming you live in an area that gets a real Winter.
Do you care where on your stomach your leggings hit: above, below, or right at the navel?
How often do you take a real rest day?