I’m not gonna lie: I am ready for some flat road! Only problem is my neighborhood (and the surrounding area) has very little flat. The places I visited this week had very little flat, too. These legs got a workout this week, which is good, because I didn’t manage to squeeze in much strength training.
- Monday: Hiking/Walking around Olana
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Yoga (15 min)
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 3ish TM miles, Yoga (20 min)
- Friday: Hiking/Walking around Hudson Crossing Park & Schuyler House
- Saturday: 8 mile LSD, Yoga (20 min)
- Sunday: Walking with a friend, Walking + Toning & Yoga later?
Mileage: 14 (+2)
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Tuesday intention: easy recovery run
I went out pretty late for the first time in a really long time. It was cool, but very humid. Cloudy, although the sun kept trying to peek out. I worried it might be a “bad” run due to the humidity, and while it certainly wasn’t my favorite weather, it was fine.
Thursday intention: intervals aka a little speed work
Not a lot of speed work, but I chose an intervals run hoping to get a little speed work. I kind of did my own thing. The walk breaks were longer than I wanted, so I just kept running a bit longer (it was a beginner intervals Peloton workout). I was definitely dropping sweat all over the treadmill!
Saturday intention: “easy” long run practicing on hills
What a gorgeous day to run! I also appreciated being able to get out there later due to lower temps and humidity. The run was on a the slow side, but there was #allthehhills and more walking yesterday than I would normally do before a long run. Wish I could’ve gotten in 4 runs this week, but it was busy. With cat sitting for a friend next week, I don’t see it happening next week either!
Good thing I’m not really training for anything
Favorites of the week
It was a twofer this week in the short day trips: first up was Olana Historic Site, home of the painter Frederic March. I had visited it with my family decades ago. I stopped on the way to visit my mom (it’s almost perfectly halfway there). I wish I had had more time to explore, but it helped me to have more time walking/hiking despite the 3 hour round trip car ride. And yes, lots of hills.
Friday Mr. Judy and I (and the dogs, of course) headed up to Hudson Crossing Park, a park I’d long wanted to visit. It was again beautiful weather to explore.
I watched half of Hamilton on the way up on my phone (I’d downloaded it), as it was our last day for Disney+ and we were going into Hamilton country.
After the park we stopped at Schuyler House. It was Philip Schuyler’s country home, where Eliza Hamilton grew up. Such a beautiful property. I tried to imagine it with no roads or other buildings around it (even though present day Schuylerville is a small town).
Meeting the friend I’m cat sitting for next week, catching up, & scenes from our walk around her neighborhood.
What sort of history surrounds where you live?
Have you noticed any leaves changing yet?
What was the highlight of your week?
ICYMI: A short meditation to help you move into the present when you’re feeling fearful. Watch it here.
Coming up on Tuesday: The ABCs of motivation. I hope you find something to motivate you! On Friday I’ve got a fun, short post. Yup, you’ll have to come back Friday to see what it is!