It was mostly a brutally hot and humid week, and most of my running (well, about half) was spent on the revived treadmill. Most early mornings found me walking Bandit.
- Monday: Colonoscopy, Lots of rest, Short PM Dogwalk (because he pretty much refused to walk without me that morning)
- Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk x 2 (AM/PM)
- Wednesday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk, 2 TM miles easy, PB Walking with Weights (25 min), Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
- Thursday: Yoga (30 minutes), 3ish TM miles easy (a little easier than planned), PB ST (25 min), Yoga (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk x 2 AM/ PM, Yoga (50 min)
- Saturday:Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk x 2 AM/ PM, Yoga (50 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 6 mile longish run, Dogwalk (probably), Yoga (probably)
Running Mileage: 11 (NC)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Wednesday Intention: just run easy
My first run in about four days, 3 days post colonoscopy, very little food for a day before, day of, and day after . . . yeah, all I wanted to do was get in a couple of miles. It was stupid hot so I hopped on the fixed treadmill, which apparently wasn’t quite fixed.
First I forgot to hit the button my Garmin. Then after a bit suddenly it got very loud. Mr. Judy said the incline was fixed but it wasn’t. At the end suddenly the pace was was way off (like too slow). Mr. Judy was going to recalibrate it after I finished, but suddenly it was okay!?! Whatever, I got in a couple of miles more or less.
Thursday Intention: give the mill another chance
Nope, it still wasn’t fixed. Same thing — it would get loud, and then it would slow down so much I could walk even though it was set at an easy run pace. I stopped twice to recalibrate it, which meant it seemed normal for 5 minutes, then slowly slowed down. It was definitely frustraing.
Mr. Judy worked on it again. We’ll see.
Sunday Intention: go longer again
The heat wave finally broke yesterday, and this morning was lovely, which was good because I slept late for me, and got out that way later than planned. It was one of those solo runs I really needed to get lost in my own thoughts. The late Summer hum of cicadas and crickets was soothing.
At one point I thought the person in front of me had lost some food (I called out you dropped something but no response), so I sped up to get it and give it to her — although it wasn’t hers! It was a partially eaten package of Cheez-Its. So weird!
Favorites of the week
Between the colonoscopy, and the stress of finding an aide for my mom (still up in the air as I type) — well, let’s just say this week ended being not as restful as I’d hoped. You know it’s not great if a colonoscopy was almost the high point of your week (the clean bill of health, that is — no polyps).
At some point next week I should be bringing my mom home and staying a couple of nights. No idea right now which day it will actually happen. It’s supposed to be Tuesday.
ICYMI: I have a great, short glute activation video every runner can try. My Achilles seems to like it a lot!. Check it out here. I also have a short vlog on where your Gluteus Medius is here, and 5 reasons you need glute activation here.
Coming up on Tuesday: We all have fears when it comes to racing. I’ve got a post on a few and why you don’t really need to fear those things. On Friday I’m sharing 5 tips to know if you ever find yourself in Highland or Poughkeepsie NY and want to walk across the Hudson River.