Hello Mother!: 11/23 – 29 WRD

This week I was actually able to go into my mom’s apartment. Which meant I was actually able to use a bathroom. I stayed a little longer than I’d planned on, although less than the time limit — and since I was working on her Echo Show, we weren’t as socially distanced as I would have liked. I’m trusting in a higher spirit to look out for us!


But first I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and sharing “recovery” week.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min),  Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (40 min), 1 mile hike, 3 Miles Easy, Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk., Yoga (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (30 min), 6 mile LSD, Yoga (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (30 min), Hiking, Yoga (20 min)
  • Saturday:  Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (30 min), runHike 3.5 miles, PB ST, Yoga (20 min)

Running Mileage: 9 (-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

Yup, I can get lost on a 1 mile hike!

Tuesday intention: recovery run
I decided to explore the trails here (which are really bike trails) before my run as a warmup. Then I ran 3 miles easy. Wearing the Zensah mask the entire time; definitely helped that it was a cold day. Sunny though! Sun makes everything better. I managed to get lost just halfway into a 1 mile hike, but obviously I found my way out; not the same way I came in though!

Someone’s in a holiday mood!

Thursday intention: keep it slow long run
It was a cloudy day, but somewhat warm for Thanksgiving — I’ve been bombarded by memories of the dogs running through half a foot of snow six years ago on Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving I should have worn a skirt!

I set out to just take it nice and easy. As I headed towards the college, I decided maybe I’d go 6 miles, which is the longest I’ve run in a while. It’s a couple of miles downhill to get there, so of course that means a couple of miles back uphill. I tried to do a fartlek using the trees, but I had to take a few breaks here & there.

Overall it was a surprisingly consistent run and I was thankful I missed the rain. Not quite as thankful for the family (or friends?) doing a virtual Turkey Trot in the neighborhood but running on the wrong side of the road.

Always lots to explore

Favorites of the week
I was able to go inside to my mom’s apartment for the first time in ten months. I was able to partially set up the Echo Show and we were able to video chat with Mr. Judy, who had to stay home because they are not allowing dogs inside. There’s still more work to do; we haven’t been able to initiate a call yet, but hopefully I’ll fix that soon. Maybe.

I stopped on the way at Olana, as has been my custom in the last few months. It was quite busy but since I hiked away from the house, mostly I had the trails to myself.

We zoomed with my family the day before Thanksgiving, and with Mr. Judy’s family Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving was relatively low key. I made an apple crisp, cornbread, and air fried some veggies. The star of the show was the Trader Joe’s Turkey en Croute, which just needs to be baked.

Flowers, my mom’s silver & table runner, & our China
Trader Joe’s Turkey en croute never disappoints
Someone was not amused there was no turkey en croute for him
Finally some decent sized carrots from the garden!
Enjoying a beautiful late Fall day; Bandit refuses to look at the camera!

When Mr. Judy says hey, it’s a nice day we should go somewhere (which he rarely does) who am I to say no? So I traded a hike for a run today. I was going to leave Bandit with Mr. Judy at the end so I could hike a bit more, but Bandit’s tail just drooped to the ground until I took him with me — so Mr. Judy was left to his own devices while we explored some more.

What are you grateful for this week?

Any great Black Friday deals?

How was your Thanksgiving? 

GWY Detox

ICYMI: More doubles this week: on Thanksgiving eve I shared a restorative Yin Yoga flow for digestion here. Today its a short, more Yang flow focusing on detox and digestion you’ll find here.

Coming up on Tuesday: I’m wrapping up November. Friday I’ll share some tea — or maybe some hot chocolate if I do my long run that day — come join us here (see the info on the sidebar).

34 thoughts on “Hello Mother!: 11/23 – 29 WRD

  1. That’s nice that you were able to visit your mother…in person and not just through a window. Getting lost on a trail…I can relate! We have a preserve south of town that I have only run a handful of times, and ALWAYS with a friend who knows it well. It has kind of a figure-8 path, but it looks different every time I go there with all the vegetation. Each “loop” is about three miles, and there are numerous short paths that veer off of it, in every direction. It’s a fun & beautiful place to run, but I’d never attempt it on my own LOL

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  2. So nice that you got to see your mom IRL!

    I am pretty proud of myself that I recognized Olana from Darlene’s posts! I swear if I ever visit your region of NY, I’ll know exactly what I want to see, lol!

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  3. Oh I am so glad that you were able to get in and see you mom again. I bet that made her day! The masks are much better now that it is cooler out for sure. Happy Thanksgiving

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  4. Yay on seeing your Mom! That must have been nice. We had a very warm Thanksgiving here — perfect for eating outside. Those carrots look great! MY daughter grew a bunch of potatoes this year.

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  5. Thanksgiving was small and we didn’t even have Turkey. Which is fine. I did miss the stuffing and pumpkin pie.

    Always thankful for the support of my friends and the ability to run 5 days this week. Especially needed during these trying times.

    Nope on Black Friday. I worked.

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      1. I like to cook but not for 2 people. That’s boring. I love to make big meals for family or friends but that’s not happening. I don’t mind cleaning up the kitchen. It’s the bathroom cleaning that I’m not fond of.

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  6. I’m glad you got to see your mum properly and I love the mix of family and your things on your Thanksgiving table. No Thanksgiving here, of course, but I’m giving thanks that Mr Liz’s family are at last being sensible about Christmas …

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    1. I hear you about family & holidays! I’m actually not super crazy about my sister going in my mom’s apartment, because she works in retail. But it makes my mom happy, so I’m just hoping it will be ok. My mom is very tough!


  7. What a gift to be able to visit your mom inside! That turkey looks delicious. Don’t know how I never saw it at TJs. Bandit is hilarious the way he’s looking away. I swear they know exactly what they’re doing. Ha!

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    1. Those turkeys flew out of TJs really quickly. I had bought that last year, actually.

      I was going to buy another when I saw them this year (for next year), but when I went back — they were gone. An employee told me they’re having problems with their supply chain, so if you see something, get it.


  8. How wonderful that you got to see your mom again, and this time in her apartment! I was supposed to be going to see mine this week to take her to an eye appointment, but well, you know the rest… Hopefully, I can see her in a couple of weeks, but at this point we may wait until closer to Christmas.

    Those carrots look fantastic! Congrats!

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  9. Oh, I’m so glad you got to see your mom again! How wonderful!

    Your dinner looked yummy – those carrots are unreal! I never heard of the turkey at TJs – I will have to look for that next time.

    So glad Mr Judy suggested an outing. I know that must have made you so happy.

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    1. Sadly that turkey is seasonal, and it’s gone already. In fact, I had seen it a few weeks ago, but I knew I was going back for some other things, but Poof! It was gone already.

      Yes, it always makes me happy when I don’t have to push an outing on Mr. Judy. Bandit, OTOH, is almost always ready. 🙂


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