It was a much needed week at home. I hate that my mom is alone, but we all talk to her every day, and friends call, too. so she’s somewhat busy with calls, PT, and OT.
- Monday: Yoga (30 min), 3 miles easy, PB Walking with Weights (35 min), Yoga (20 min)
- Tuesday: Yoga (50 min), Short Hike, Dogwalk
- Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), 6 mile “long” run, PB Standing Abs (25 min), Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
- Thursday: Yoga (30 minutes), 2 mile recovery run, Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min), Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
- Friday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (30 min), Swim (25 min), Dogwalk
- Saturday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min)
- Sunday: Yoga, Dogwalk, time to rest!
Running Mileage: 11 (NC)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Monday Intention: just run
Today was a great day to run. The first mile was slow, but the second two miles were noticeably faster, which doesn’t mean they were fast. I did enjoy relaxing more before this run because the morning was cool & cloudy.
Wednesday Intention: maybe try for a faster turnover
It looked like it would slowly heat up over the next few days, so I took advantage of cooler weather to get in my longish run. I tried to work on turnover (sometimes) without actually trying to go faster. It wasn’t fast, but it was a bit faster and didn’t feel quite as hard as last week’s 6 miles.
Plus I tackled the really big hill for the first time in a long time!
Thursday Intention: easy recovery
Not much trouble keeping it easy this morning. A true recovery run. Still negative splits, though.
Favorites of the week
We went eagle hunting one morning, but alas they didn’t come out for us. We heard a couple of days later that a walker at those trails found a dead eagle. Glad it wasn’t us.
Yup, my first haircut in a year and half. Before this every time I turned over in bed I literally had to lift my head up and move my hair out of the way. It’s always shorter than I want it (the cut makes it curl more), but it’ll grow out. Too much, no doubt.
The mom update: we now have a potential release date: 8/17. So of course now we’re scrambling to find an aide, which they are now recommending, even though we had already started the process. One place needs a 2 week notice. Yeah, well, tell it to the rehab. Wish us luck.
Although the hip is healing well, she has other physical issues that have worsened throughout this ordeal. Plus she continues to eat very little and lose weight.
Not a favorite, and might be TMI if you’re squeamish, I also have my first colonoscopy tomorrow. Because why not? Not like I have a lot on my plate, LOL. And yes this should have happened long ago. Both Mr. Judy & I have/had our first colonoscopies this year.
The rehab just opened for visits again, but obviously I can’t go right now. Hopefully sometime next week.
ICYMI: These are the exact three stretches I do after (almost) every run. It takes less than 15 minutes. Check it out here.
Coming up on Tuesday: You know I had to try the cooling gaiter I wrote about in this post here. On Tuesday I’m sharing my thoughts on how well it worked. It’s also no secret I’ve had a stressful month. On Friday I’m sharing 5 tips to make it through the stressful times.