Here we go again: 4/26 – 5/2 WRD

There’s your Dolly Parton earworm for the day! You’re welcome! That’s how I feel though — or maybe it’s just Groundhog Day the movie. I feel like I’ve had to start over, over and over this year.

Hopefully now I can rebuild and stay strong!


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and returning to running post vaccine. Oddly I think it was easier with the second vaccine. Probably because I was more prepared. Maybe because of all the Nuun Immunity? Who knows!

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (60 min), Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, PB Walking + Toning Arms (25 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min),  Dogwalk, 3 miles easy, Yoga (40 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (25 min), Dogwalk, PB Cardio Toning (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, 3 TM Miles, Yoga (15 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (45 min), Filmed Yoga Video (60 min), Dogwalk,
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk

Running Mileage: 9 (-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

Red isn’t just for roses!

Tuesday Intention: easy — how does it feel?
I wouldn’t say this run felt great, especially since I got out late (met a friend for a walk before the run). Overall not bad. I credit taking a week off running after my second vaccine. It wasn’t planned, but I think my body appreciated it.

Friday Intention: avoid the wind
It was very windy and a little on the chilly side. I know I could’ve run outside, but somehow it wasn’t terribly inviting. I did a 45 minute Peloton Pop run and just kinda did my own thing. Even at an easy pace I could see the droplets of sweat on the tread!

Love the flowering trees, even if the flowers don’t last long

Sunday Intention: a few more easy miles
I don’t feel the need to push with no training, and I think maybe easing back into running has been easier because, well, I took it easier. It was actually a tad warm — the front came through and it got chilly and rainy later, but I was happy to run in a skirt.

Being by water anywhere is always peaceful

Favorites of the week
It’s been a while since we did a little road trip, and even though we weren’t blessed with great weather, we made the most of it. Waterfalls, tulips, pizza & ice cream oh my! No real hiking, those falls are just off of a parking lot basically, but there was some walking around.

I could have sat by those falls meditating forever!

I also got together with a friend to walk for the first time since last year, because, Winter.

Are you training for something? 

Have you raced recently?

GWY Solar Plexus Chakra

ICYMI: We’re opening up our side bodies and hips while I introduce you to your Solar Plexus Chakra, Manipura. You’ll find the video here.

Coming up on Tuesday: I’m wrapping up April. Friday apparently it’s time for a coffee/tea date — at least I wasn’t the only one confused about which weekend that should be.

28 thoughts on “Here we go again: 4/26 – 5/2 WRD

  1. I love the waterfalls! A fun place to visit I bet. We had some really crazy wind this week too. Not quite ready for all the summer humidity but not much I can do about that! Have a great week.

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  2. I’m right there with you with not feeling the need to push since I’m not training for anything. It does feel nice to just set a number in my head and run that many miles – it takes the pressure off, that’s for sure!

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  3. Glad not to be missing great weather. It’s very hot and humid here. You would not be happy running.

    FOMO on missing today’s 5k. But there will be others.

    It’s good that you’re feeling more energetic.

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  4. My body always appreciates time off but my brain does not…so the brain wins out. What can I say? Glad you had a nice week and your walk by the bridge looks nice.

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    1. My brain has lots to occupy it! I imagine we’ll revisit the gardens by the bridge when more things are flowering. It’s not large, but it’s pretty & it’s a pretty drive to there, too.


  5. Your little road trip looks so nice! I find water like that calming as well. It’s been warm here this weekend but super windy. To the point that tree limbs are breaking. It’s kind of scary.

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  6. I ;pve those tulips! I’m glad you had a good week and got to those waterfalls My husband wantgs to go hiking, but I never want to deal with the drive.

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    1. We’re the opposite — I’d be happy if Mr. Judy proposed a road trip —. He does occasionally — I offer to drive but he usually doesn’t want me too. I do wish some of that scenery was closer, but then I wouldn’t be so close to some of the other things (like grocery stores).


  7. I wonder if the Nuun really helped? Maybe by the time we have to get our booster shots we’ll know more and be saying “don’t forget to take your Nuun Immunity the week before your shot!”
    Glad you’re feeling good- love the waterfalls!

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    1. I know the Nuun didn’t hurt & boosting immunity is never a bad thing!

      So weird how our reactions were so different. I always totally lose my appetite with a fever & it took a few days to regain it (not the end of the world for me, but maybe why I remained tired afterwards). Zenaida also had a reaction where she was hungry. Weird!


  8. Wonderful job listening to your body while easing back into running – I’m sure your body thanks you. I’m getting better at it, but still have room for improvement.

    Your little road trip sounds delightful. I love the old covered bridge and water rushing over the rocks.

    I, too, was totally confused about the coffee date linkup and thought I’d missed it.

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