It’s bad when they name the storm: 11/25-12/1 WRD

Thanksgiving was spent with my parents, my sister and her kids, plus one of the couples my parents eat with on a regular basis. It wasn’t horrible and it wasn’t great, and I have a strong feeling it might be my Dad’s last Thanksgiving, but only time will tell. Not a whole lot of activity this week, but there’s going to be a lot of shoveling (potentially) the next couple of days.


Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and again just maintaining my base.


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 (40 min), 3 miles easy
  • Tuesday: Yoga (40 min), Cardio + Weights (45 min), Dogwalk, Yin Yoga (45 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk
  • Thursday: Yoga (30 min), 3 mile progressive TM
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min), Chilly Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Yoga (40 min), 6 miles LSD
  • Sunday: Yoga (40 min), Vin + Yin Studio (60 min), Dogwalk

Mileage: 12 (-2)

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 Update

This path will be buried in snow soon, so took advantage of it while it’s clear

I arranged my run around errands again. I also had trouble making up my mind when I actually wanted to run, and while today was relatively warm, it was also gray. Guess I better suck it up because that describes a lot of our winter! 3 easy miles; nothing terribly remarkable, but I guess I did okay because it nudged my VO2 up a point. No cats. 🙂

We had to leave by 9am so the treadmill it was for 3 progressive miles. Thanksgiving was . . . ok. No big drama (not til much later that night, or actually early Friday morning, long after we’d left).

Cold, but thankfully little wind & sun for the win

A very chilly 6 miles with friends. Not too much wind and sunshine, though, so it really wasn’t bad, and I actually had company the whole six miles. Been a long time since I actually ran with someone!

Horrible Bald Eagle specs — but he was a beauty! Or she?

Favorites of the week
I spotted this Bald Eagle during one of our walk breaks. Although we do have eagles in the area, and I’ve actually seen them on the path in a different town once (also on a run with friends), I had never seen one on this particular path (which is the end of Mowhawk Hudson Half/Marathon — you never know what you might see!).

Ford vs Ferrari. I have zero interest in cars (as you might be able to tell from my 19 year old Honda Civic) or car racing, but this was a terrific movie and I highly recommend it.

Do you like cars and/or car racing? 

Favorite Thanksgiving memory? 

Any other new movies you’d recommend?  

26 thoughts on “It’s bad when they name the storm: 11/25-12/1 WRD

  1. We saw Ford vs. Ferrari recently, too. I grew up going to car races with my parents, so I have ZERO interest in anything race-related these days (unless it involves bibs and running shoes). I also thought the movie was good! Looks like it was damp and cold everywhere this last week…

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    1. My husband likes movies. Getting him there can be a different story, sometimes, but we had to go pick up the dogs — and we’d basically left them with the pet sitter overnight to make it easier to go see a movie, LOL!


  2. Hope the storm is not too back and I get to NYc tomorrow.

    Hope things work out with your Dad.

    I’m going to see Les Miz movie next Sun and plan to see Harriet and Mr Rogers. Always a lot of movies out around the holidays.

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  3. Sorry to hear your Thanksgiving was ok, or what I would describe as “meh”. It’s hard when you have your loved ones to think about isn’t it?

    I love classic cars and am semi-interested in racing. I am therefore semi-interested in the movie! Christian Bale is in it and that may be enough to get Ron interested in going with me 🙂

    I can’t say I have a favorite Thanksgiving memory. It’s a sort of good-bad thing for me really. I have quite a few alcoholics in my family so there was always drama. My grandma Lois did however used to make the B E S T pecan pie in the whole world so that was always good. In a way I don’t miss thanksgiving but I miss that I never had that Hallmark thing that people have.

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    1. Both Christian Bale & Matt Damon were great — as well as the rest of the cast.

      Our family actually does all get along. No alcoholics. But the situation with my parents is just very stressful & really sad. 😔


    1. We saw Knives Out and really loved it. Pure fun!

      Sometimes an OK holiday with family is the most you can hope for. Ours was good but I spent too much time in the kitchen despite having lots of help.

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    2. There’s a reason for all the yoga (beyond teaching some now). I’ll talk about it over Tea Friday. 😊 I do think that it helps my running, although it can be easy to overstretch with yoga, too. It’s why I like Yin Yoga — done right, you’ll increase range of motion but not overstretch.


  4. Beautiful pictures!
    Do you mind getting on the treadmill vs. outside?
    I was at the Formula 1 in Austin a few years ago, with a VIP box and all. It was the most boring weekend ever. My husband loved it, though! 😊

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  5. My husband badly wanted to see Ford vs Ferrari but I resisted. I enjoy cars but not racing. I just didn’t feel like going out. I hope the storm goes easy on you. Just blah wintery mix here.

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  6. I hope that the storm isn’t that bad. We got our first snow this morning and it’s been snowing and raining/sleeting off and on since then. Thankfully we didn’t a lot of snow but I hope that the roads aren’t too slippery tomorrow morning.

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  7. I am sorry to hear about your Thanksgiving. It made me sad when you said it might be your dad’s last Thanksgiving. I haven’t seen that movie either. We spent Saturday evening watching several documentaries on Ayotzinapa. It is about the 43 students that disappeared in Mexico in 2014. It was very interesting!

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  8. That eagle sighting is very cool! I never see ours up close, but I do see them flying every now and then. I often wonder the same thing about my Dad. His health is not too bad right now, but he definitely looks a bit more aged and frail than before. Yet, he was talking about taking a cruise with my Mom so that’s a very positive thing. Drama is always surrounding my family holidays. Ugh.

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