Fall seems to be moving in. I’m mostly okay with that. A little wistful, of course, I’ll miss my skirts and the long days. In fact, as I was folding up and putting away a few of my Summer skirts today, I couldn’t help but wonder if that will be the last time I wear them. They’re so comfortable!
We don’t get spring flowers without the other seasons, though, so to every thing there is a season.
- Monday: Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (20 min), Pilates (25 min)
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, Peloton Bootcamp (2ish miles + ST)
- Wednesday: Some hiking, Soul Stroll, Yoga (15 min)
- Thursday: Soggy Dogwalk, Pilates with exercise band (30 min), Yoga (20 min)
- Friday: 7 mile LSD
- Saturday: Dogwalk, PB Walking + Toning (30 min), Yoga (20 min)
- Sunday: 3 miles easy, joined the Dogwalk to cool down . . . Yoga later?
Mileage: 12 (-3.5)
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Tuesday intention: get stronger for virtual 10k in Sept
I wanted a 60 minute bootcamp so I could get in a couple of extra miles (almost literally). Not enough running on the 30 & 45 min bootcamps. I also wanted a beginner bootcamp. There are no 60 minute beginner bootcamps! I was definitely a sweaty mess, literally dripping all over the room, by the end — in a good way. With some DOMs for a couple of days afterward — also in a good way.
Friday intention: keeping others in mind
It was warm and humid, although not horribly so. The run was okay, nothing to write home about and not terrible — look Ma, no bugs! Maybe I should have waited for Sunday (much cooler weather) after all, but I’m planning a short run later in the day on Sunday to enjoy that cool weather.
Every mile was devoted to someone: my mom, Mr. Judy, you bloggers, and so on. It helps . . . a little.
Sunday intention: find the joy in the run
It was still humid when I stuck my head out early in the morning, and as usual, I forgot that usually the humidity dissipates later in the morning, so I got out earlier. By which time it was lovely running weather.
So much joy: the weather, the cool breezes, the lack of bugs, last mile being the fastest, V02 coming back up, the bells from the local church. I may mourn the coming loss of skirts, but this is my kind of weather!
Favorites of the week
I traded some hiking for a run this week. I love doing that! At our first pick the tiny parking lot was completely full. At my second option the park was closed! So it was on to plan c, which is a park I’ve been to several times, and Mr. Judy has been a few times. We had never done the Indian Ladder Trail, which is a short but scenic trail that had been closed a couple of years after a woman was paralyzed by falling rocks.
In fact, we had plans to do that trail right around the time that incident happened, but we chose to go to another park instead. I knew there were stairs, but I didn’t know what they looked like — when we got there, I worried about the dogs.
They went up & down them just fine, although my heart was in my mouth because I was really afraid of Lola slipping and falling on them. She has a lot of arthritis and has fallen on our own stairs. She also doesn’t like to be carried. The dogs also kept trying to pull over to the cliff side of the trail, which made things interesting.
Bandit did actually slip and fall on some rocks at some point, but he was fine, just wet and a little muddy. This trail has several waterfalls, but it’s been very dry so they were tiny (we had had some rain shortly before this hike).
I’m glad that we finally got to do this trail — it was especially nice since there were very few people doing the trail while we were there, and most had masks on. We actually didn’t, although we had masks with us; mainly because it was mostly empty. It’s a narrow trail for the most part, and the park has made it one way (it used to be two ways).
Do you enjoy subbing some other fav activity for a run sometimes?
Is fall moving in for you? If yes, how do you feel about that?
What was the highlight of your week?
ICYMI: Give me 20ish minutes and I’ll help you get a full body workout using light weights and Yoga. Watch it here.
Coming up on Tuesday: It’s time to wrap up August. On Friday it’s time to get together over tea/coffee here. What will you be sipping?