Settling Back In: 8/30 – 9/5 WRD

A quiet (but busy) week back home. Very grateful to have gotten away, even for a short amount of time!


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and settling back in after vacation.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Yoga (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (30 min), 2 recovery miles, Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (20 min), PB ST (25 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga, (45 minutes), Dogwalk
  • Friday: Yoga (30 min), 6 mile Long-ish run, Dogwalk, PB Walking with Weights (25 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk
  • Sunday:  Yoga, Dogwalk, hopefully more ST

Running Mileage: 12 (+7) <== notice the big jump in miles

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

Running Update

Love the colors in this fall planting

Tuesday Intention: easy
It had basically been a week since I’d run. The road by my friends’ house had no shoulder, and the paths I could drive to were mostly concrete. Not to mention the heat wave . . . I was still plenty active, but it had been a while since I ran! I was also still tired. Which showed in the pace. Forward is a pace. 🙂

More fall falling. Strange pine needle circle still on the driveway.

Wednesday Intention: recover
Another cool morning — Fall is definitely on its way! It wasn’t hard to keep the pace slow enough to count as a recovery run and that was just fine by me. Mr. Judy was heading out on a walk with Bandit just before I got back to the house, so I joined them for my cool down.

I’d noticed the apple trees on this path on my last run. This apple wasn’t there as I ran out. Brought to mind Eve . . . at least there was no snake!

Friday Intention: go long-er
Cooler weather. Good running weather. Some relaxing mornings. Nothing terribly exciting going on & that’s okay! Unfortunately, the top of my right foot hurt after this run. It was still sore on Saturday. Maybe I should have kept this run shorter since I didn’t run long the previous week. Hoping the soreness leaves soon!

Favorites of the week
This week was both busy and quiet. I did meet up with some running friends I haven’t seen in a very long time yesterday. I’m also really digging the Fall-like weather — it’s perfect for running!

GWY Jet Lag Yin Yoga

ICYMI: If you’re traveling I have a great 20 minute Yin Yoga practice here. I also talk a little bit about what clothing you can wear to practice Yoga here. Hint: pretty sure the ancient Yogis didn’t wear tights and I love practicing in my pjs (which I didn’t mention in the vlog).

Coming up on Tuesday: Tips for new runners. On Friday I’ve got 5 tips for colonoscopy first timers. Yup, I went there. Nothing gross, I promise!

29 thoughts on “Settling Back In: 8/30 – 9/5 WRD

    1. It’s much better today but still there so I’m thinking I might have to scratch tomorrow’s run. It’s tricky next week because I’ll be down at my mom again helping with a few things. It is what it is.


  1. Ha, you saw the apple and I saw a snake this week on the trails. EEEEEEK It was only a little garter snake, but snakes just give me the willies.

    Hope your foot pain calms down quickly. I’ve had that before!

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    1. Little snakes really don’t bother me but sometimes when they just suddenly slither out it’s definitely off-putting.

      So what was it when your foot hurt that way? It’s a lot better today but still a little sore so I’ll probably keep taking it easy another day.


  2. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your time away and that you were able to meet up with friends! One of my best friends is visiting NYC in 2 weeks and I’m hoping we can get out schedules in sync so that we can meet up 🙂

    Sorry to hear about your foot pain and hope it starts to feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks, Jessie, I was hoping to run tomorrow but I think I’ll have to give it another day. I definitely don’t want a stress fracture!

      Luckily I don’t generally have to get out super early in the morning. 🙂


  3. We’ve had a few days of fall weather, but it’s too soon for us to count on the summer humidity being gone for good!

    I love those fall plantings too! Great colors.

    Glad you had a good week at home.

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  4. Hmm, if your foot just feels kind of irritated, you could try lacing your shoes a different way. There are YouTube videos on how to do it, but basically you do it so the laces don’t cross over themselves, and it takes some pressure off the top of your foot.
    Glad you’re getting some cooler weather and yes- forward is a pace!

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    1. I’ve had something like this on my foot (not the one with the Achilles, of course) before, but this was a lot sorer. Each day it seemed better. Hopefully tomorrow it will feel normal!

      I wasn’t on a hilly path or running fast, so I think it was just too big a jump in mileage. Never really had a problem with that before.


  5. Glad you could enjoy some time away and meet your friends.
    I hope your foot gets well soon. I had a similar problem and the pain disappeared in a couple of days with no cures. I am sure you will come back to run very soon.

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  6. Oh, I wish we had apple trees. That would be so very nice. Last year, we went apple picking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it was heaven. I will have to get my fall fix vicariously through you.

    So happy that you are running!

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