Trying Something New: 3/30-4/5 WRD

Of course. Cause if you get to know me, you know I’m almost always trying something new. I crave variety in most things in life.


Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and sharing still more doggy cuteness, because why not?

Workouts update

  • Monday:  Dogwalk, SB 15 min, PB Cardio Toning (25 min), Yoga (30 min)
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, SB 10 min, 4 miles easy, Yoga (30 min)
  • Wednesday: SB (15 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (50 min), Soul Stroll (20 min)
  • Thursday: SB (10 min), 4 miles easy, Dogwalk, PB Barre + Foam Rolling, Yoga (30 min)
  • Friday: Soul Stroll (30 min), FB Live Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk
  • Saturday: 8 mile LSD, Dogwalk, FilmedYoga Video (23 min oops, was supposed to be 10-15)
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, PB Cardio + Weights (25 min), Yoga (30 min)

Mileage: 16 (+1)

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

Pepperoni wanted out from social distancing

Kind of a raw, chilly day. At least I didn’t get rained on. Of course Wednesday was beautiful, but I got other stuff done then. Started working on nasal breathing while running. I’ll write about that — eventually. Basically it made my run much slower, and felt really hard — even though slower.

I’ve also never struggled with my nose running while running until today. Who knew mouth breathing was the answer?

Finally Daffodils

Still breathing in & out through my nose. Felt a bit easier today. Still very slow but it’s supposed to be in the beginning. It’s kind of like beginning HR training. I tried a few things and nose wasn’t running as much.

I didn’t run up that hill, but lots of others

Back to nose running (literally & figuratively). Have to admit I couldn’t imagine nasal breathing for 8 miles, and it was tough, but I mostly did it. This run was 12 minutes slower than my very hilly run last week. Same distance. That wasn’t completely due to nasal breathing, though, I just wasn’t feeling the hills on the way back so I did a lot of walking.

Mr. Judy & I debated me calling him to come pick me up so I didn’t have to come back up the hills, but in the end, I nixed that idea. Kinda sorry about that.

Dogs. The silly things they do.

Favorites of the week
Lola is definitely showing her age, sleeping a great deal, and sleeping later in the mornings. I told Mr. Judy to just put the bolster on top of her when he got up, so he did.

Not liking? Got an email update from my mom’s senior living community. They have their first case. In assisted living, and my mom does not live in assisted living, but it’s still part of the building. Thinking good thoughts. She’s tough.

Ending on a lighter note. It’s not just Lola. Although Bandit did this on his own.

No doubt you’ve probably heard about the Blogger Zoom call yesterday by now. I’m sure it will have even more people next week. And hilarity will ensue.

Are you doing all the cooking?

Are you afraid of going live on Facebook? I know I’ve been resisting it!

#teamtraining or #teammaintenance? For now I am still training, at least until I find out if the half end of June is a go or not. If it’s cancelled, I’ll be back to maintenance.

Coming up on Tuesday: There are three things you need for a bad weather run. Then on Friday I’ll go more into Karma vs Dharma which I talked a little bit about in my vlog here.

No Worries Meditation


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31 thoughts on “Trying Something New: 3/30-4/5 WRD

  1. Interesting experiment with the nose breathing thing – I’m looking forward to your write-up!
    For now, I’m just maintaining form. I still have a 35k trail race on my agenda in July, but I don’t think that is going happen.
    Wishing all the best for your mom – that’s a challenging situation!

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    1. Thank you, Catrina. I have the one half, but I’ve pretty much resigned myself that it’s unlikely to happen. It’ll be what it’ll be . . . hopefully at some point we can go somewhere. It’s been far too long (more than a year).

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  2. Gosh, I’ll be thinking of your mom. Hopefully she’s able to stay safe where she is. Well, all of my races have been shifted (canceled or postponed) except for my marathon (Sept. 19th). Who would have ever thought any of us would have a clear calendar going into summer? Nice finally getting to “meet” you yesterday 😉

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    1. Nice “meeting” you, too, Kim. Although anyone can see me on YouTube now (who’d though I’d be there, LOL?).

      Luckily my mom isn’t in the effected area, although my guess is it will spread. Just have to remain hopeful and try to keep her spirits up. So much has been taken from her this year 😦

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  3. I’m always training. My type of training.

    Still planning a half a month if I stay healthy.

    I breathe through ny mouth (tongue behind bottom teeth). It’s how I was taught from my no boundaries class way back when. Supposed to be the best way. So they say. Not sure who “they” are. Lol

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    1. I have tried nasal breathing quite a few times before. There’s lots of literature on why it is better. I’m not sure this will stick, and it’s definitely hard right now — but it seemed like a good time to give it a try again.


  4. Yes all the cooking and all the eating too that goes along with it. Oh no on your mom’s place. That is not what either of you need right now at all. Will be thinking of you all. So nice to see your face yesterday. Looking forward to the next one. have a happy and healthy week

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  5. What is the benefit of nose breathing while running, Judy? Why are you experimenting with it? I did not hear about the Blogger Zoom call. Is that because I am not on Blogger?

    Sending good thoughts to you and your mom. It must be so tough not being able to visit right now. I think getting used to social distancing is even tougher on older people.

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    1. No, it didn’t have anything to do with Blogger (I’m not on it either). I don’t really know how they chose to invite people, but just shoot Kim or Deborah a message & they’ll invite you to the next one!

      All will be revealed eventually with the nasal breathing. 🙂


  6. It was so nice to see you on the Zoom call yesterday! 🙂

    I’m so sorry to hear that there’s a case of COVID-19 at your mom’s senior living facility. I’ll be sending positive thoughts to your mom.

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    1. Nice to “see” you too Kim. We appreciate the positive vibes!

      It’s scary, but luckily it isn’t right where she lives. Still I know there’s a good chance that once it gets a hold, there will be a lot more cases. Trying to think positively though.


  7. Thinking of your mom! Hoping it doesn’t spread.

    Interesting about trying nasal breathing- apologies if I missed it, but is it supposed to decrease the possibility of spreading germs?

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    1. I’ll be doing a post on the nasal breathing later — much later! But no, it’s not about decreasing the spread of germs.

      Interestingly though, it could actually help your immune system.

      It wasn’t the first time I’d read about it, and it’s something I’ve worked on before, but with less success.

      We’ll see though. Not sure how long I will give it, transition can take a while.


  8. A long time ago, I tried switching to nose breathing after I almost inhaled a yellow jacket when I was running. It was really hard! Does anyone really run and nose breathe?

    I hope your mom will be ok there. That is scary.

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    1. Yes, people really do run & nose breathe. I’ve worked on it on & off over the years, but this is information from a book I’m reading which gives a lot more guidance.

      I’m not sure how long I’ll give it though. It’s supposed to get easier . . .


  9. I haven’t found the patience for HR training and I don’t think I’d like nose-breathing either. Maybe if I were better at yoga breathing it would come easier? Sorry to hear about your mom’s facility. It’s close enough to be worrisome.

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    1. Actually the nose breathing IS Yoga breathing! Eventually it’s actually paired with HR training. We’ll see if I make it to that point.

      I’m just trying to keep the faith that my mom will remain well. It’s worrisome that it could just break her will to go on (much like my dad’s was broken in the end, truly, he decided to give up — and it was time for him, past time).

      She’s also had a good, long life. Still, I’d like to see her get to CA to see some of the relatives she hasn’t seen in years. She had plans to go this week, obviously they’re long canceled.


  10. Sometimes I’m intentional with breathing through my nose while running but I really don’t know if I do it consistently or if I’m more of a mouth breather, lol! Very interesting!

    I’m not training for anything, but I do feel like I’m doing more than maintenance…so I guess I’m somewhere in the middle? The main race I’m planning for is the Philly Half Marathon since I had to defer last year due to pregnancy.

    I hope your mom stays safe!

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    1. I’ve tried in the past to incorporate nasal breathing — I’m such a mouth breather! — but this particular book gave a lot more guidance so I have had more success. Sort of. Haven’t set myself a time limit I’m shooting for yet.

      I have a half the end of June. My guess is it won’t actually happen. Not quite sure how to proceed, but I still have a little time before I need to bump up training.


  11. i’ve tried nose breathing a bit and its hard! I can do it for the first few minutes of my run but then I usually forget about it or give up on it. I hope your mom stays safe!

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    1. That’s what I’ve done in the past, just breathed through my nose occasionally during a run — or forgotten about it.

      This just seemed like a good time to revisit it. 🙂 Definitely hard!


  12. Sending all the best thoughts for your mom. That is a nightmare.
    I never ever had a runny nose when I ran. Since doing AIP protocol, my nose runs frequently while running. Not sure what is up with that.
    I enjoyed your Karma vs Dharma vlog!

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    1. Back at you. I meant to ask after your Dad Sat, then forget. I hope he’s doing well.

      Luckily my mom is just old, but in general good health (aside from the high BP & diabetes).

      So weird about the noses! Seriously mine never ran before either. Weird.

      Thank you for mentioning the vlog. So You’re the one that watched it, LOL! I will have 2 posts on the subject over the next 2 Fridays. Started writing it & realized it’s really a bigger subject than will fit into one post.


  13. I hope you mom is ok. My mom works in assisted living, and there have been two cases in the attached-but-secure memory care part of the facility. Ugh.

    The awful thing about all this for me is that I can’t pet the dogs when I walk by. I miss all the doggos.

    I won’t do Facebook Live if I can help it. I’m so awkward on camera and I hate my voice LOL.

    Loved our call this weekend. It was just the mood booster I needed.

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    1. Where my mom lives is similar, the “inn” as they call it is attached to one wing of the independent living. My mom is in independent living. They are definitely working hard to keep everyone safe, but I realize that now that it has a hold, it will spread. So far I’m fairly calm and just trying to think positive thoughts.

      We have to say no to the kids who ask if they can pet the dogs.

      Um, have you seen any of my FB Lives? I am definitely awkward on camera. If there’s no reason for you to do it, don’t! I have something I truly feel passionate about sharing, so I just suck it up & get it done.

      Actually FB Live isn’t as scary as say Zoom. I can’t see anyone. 🙂


  14. My nose runs all the time when I am running. Cold weather, hot weather, indoor track, it doesn’t matter! Although my basement treadmill is not an issue, hmmm….. It’s #teammaintenance for me. Or more so, #justtrytogetinjuryfree I’m sending all the positive vibes to your mom and her community!!

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