Bad news & we’re off!: 7/5 – 7/11 WRD

Off to the Adirondacks. Adventure awaits!

I wrote the above & most of the rest of the post before I got the news on Friday; my Mom fell and broke her hip. We left on Saturday, since it was unlikely that anything was going to happen that quickly — and if it does, we’re not that far away and come home. Prayers, healing vibes, whatever you got appreciated.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and running through more cutting back this week — just time, mainly. I don’t think we’ll do a ton of hiking, but we should do some while we’re gone.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (15 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (60 min), PM Yoga (20 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), 2 mile recovery run, Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Swim (10 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (30 minutes), 2 miles easy, Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min), Yoga (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min), 4 TM miles mixed
  • Saturday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalks a short hike or two
  • Sunday: Yoga (40 min), Headed down to my sisters & the hospital

Running Mileage: 11 (-.5)

PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike

Running Update

Am I the morning only one who thinks these things on the grass are creepy?

Monday Intention: time on feet
It was a lovely morning but somehow I wasn’t really feeling this run even keeping it really easy. My Garmin seemed to think it was okay though.

More Fourth decorations

Tuesday Intention: keep it REALLY easy
I sure did, too. It was soupy. I had checked the radar before my run, and it looked like we’d be dry for a few hours so the plan was to come back & walk with Mr. Judy & Bandit. Except as I was walking towards home it started to thunder. Luckily I didn’t get caught in a thunderstorm, it only lasted a short amount of time, and we walked Bandit when it finished.

In summer there’s usually not so much to photograph. The raindrops on these flowers caught my eye.

Thursday Intention: add some miles
It was supposed to rain and have possibility of thunderstorms all day long. I woke up to no rain, so I decided I would just try to get 2 miles in so that I could be near to home again (in case). The radar showed it would be clear for a couple of hours. I got rained on , of course (also when I walked Bandit after my run), but not for long. I had hoped to do my long run today, and I could have — if I hadn’t been fooled by the weather app.

Apparently we had a pretty good thunderstorm the night before — I’ve been super busy all week long and I slept right through it. I’m usually a really light sleeper!

New Mizuno Wave Horizon 4. Finally ran on the treadmill so was finally able to try them out— they were a Prime Day deal. I’ve run on Mixunos before, but let’s just say it’s a good thing these were a deal I’ll need a few more runs before I really make up my mind about them but I at l least know I’ll keep them now.

Friday Intention: and just a little longer
Radar said rain almost all day. Would you believe not a drop til almost dinner time? Sigh. Well, I did have these new shoes to test out. I did a 10 min WU and then a 45 min run, which was a mix of steady state and surges. 

Severence Moutain overlooking Schroon Lake. Had it mostly to ourselves! Photo courtesy Lloyd Litt

Favorites of the week
We are in the Adirondacks as you read this. Hopefully the weather cooperates. Hopefully the traffic isn’t too bad. Hopefully the three of us enjoy this short break! What  actually happened is we packed up the car, had lunch, hiked. On top of the mountain I facetimed with my sister (who recently got an iphone) & my mom, and the doctor happened to come in during. Long story short surgery might happen today. We headed back home and I’m off to the hospital (about a 90 minute drive, actually a stop at my sister to drop off my stuff first).

Met up for a very brief swim (more talk than swim) and a little bit of poolside Yoga midweek. Very thankful that my friend is gracious with her community pool!

We have “booked” our next slightly longer vacation (still less than  week). We have been planning to visit with friends in ME for months, but we made it official and nailed down some dates in August. I have a 2 day course right before we leave. It’s gonna be busy!

How are you staying cool this Summer? 

What’s your favorite way to cross train? Yup, I do love to swim, but it’s harder to find places close to me to swim at since the community center I used to go to closed. Now it’s a sports complex and cost way more $$.

Any vacations coming up?

GWY Cooling Hatha Yoga

ICYMI: A gentle Hatha Yoga that will both heat you up and cool you down — while stretching everywhere a runner needs to stretch.  Check it out here. I also explain a bit more about Prana here. You might be surprised at my definition of Prana!

Coming up on Tuesday: I’m busting a few running myths. On Friday you can see ways sugar might be sneaking into your eating.

42 thoughts on “Bad news & we’re off!: 7/5 – 7/11 WRD

  1. Surgery on a Sunday? I am sending healing vibes to your mom. I always worry when older folks break a hip. Sounds like she’s pretty active normally, so hopefully she will be up and moving fairly quickly. Poor thing.

    I do have a week in Door County planned for next week with my youngest son. We had all kinds of plans for an active week–I feel really bad now because I won’t be able to do ALL the things I would normally do with him. Fingers crossed I can at least do some of the things…

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    1. They want to get it done ASAP. Yet we’re still sitting & waiting. Yeah, we were surprised too, that’s why we thought we could still get away for our trip. Maybe we could have at this rate but too late.

      I’m sure your son will be happy to spend time with you!


  2. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She has had a rough go of it the last year for sure. I am also sorry that you had to cut your vacation short. I am sure it was disappointing. Sending good vibes to your mom for a speedy recovery

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    1. The only thing really disappointing about the getaway was the many hours I put into researching it & the fact that there’s no refund. But you only have one mom. Thank you so much, Deborah!


  3. So sorry Judy!
    I hope your Mum gets better soon and that she’s soon up on her feet again. What bad timing for you, too.
    I hope your August vacation will happen as planned. You deserve a nice and relaxing vacation!

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  4. Hope the surgery goes well and she recovers quickly.

    I’m pretty sure I did hike Severance last year.

    I hiked to the waterfall at pilot knob today. Obviously there was one.

    Crazy weather. I’ve given up trying to avoid getting wet. The forecast is never correct.

    I have tomorrow off. Rain of course.

    I don’t like to swim but I do like near the town pool if I did

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      1. Don’t be shocked…there are soooo many hikes out there. There’s so many that I haven’t yet. I’m still sticking to day drives and that one is close by (for me under 2 hours is close.)

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    1. It’s some kind of insect nest I believe. The shoes are ok. I don’t think they’re something I’d buy again but they’ll be fine for easy runs. Although I only ran with them on the treadmill so far.

      Thanks, Zenaida!my mom is doing as well as can be expected & I’ll stop & visit her before I go home today.

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  5. Ugh, so sorry about your mom! That’s a scary situation for an older person. Hopefully my now the surgery is completed and she’s recovering. Healing thoughts coming your way!
    About crosstraining- swimming is GREAT, but like you said, it can be a real hassle to find a place to do it. Running is so easy!
    Good luck with everything.

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  6. I’m glad that the rain from Elsa missed you on Friday. We had buckets of rain until around noon and then everything cleared and the sun came out, it was so odd!

    Such a scary situation, but I’m glad that your mom was able to get immediate care. Sending hugs to you and your family and keeping your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. I hope your mom has a swift and smooth recovery. Surgery is never fun 😦

    While I’m sorry your trip got cut short, I am happy that you have more booked. We have a few little getaways planned over the next two months, and I’m excited for that.

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  8. I hope your mom is continuing to improve since you last updated us. No upcoming vacation plans for us, just waiting for the baby to arrive.

    What a bummer that you had to cut your trip short. I hope you have a blast in August. You deserve it!

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