If it makes you happy. . .: 11/15 – 21 WRD

You may notice there was a lot of Yoga video filming going on this week. Even very early in the morning. That’s because for the first time in almost 2 years, Mr. Judy went to see his mom and sister (who live outside of Seattle). We’ll get to the stuff that made me happy this week in the Favorites section!


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and enjoying the some extra time to get things done — at least for part of the week.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Videos (60 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (45  min),  Dogwalk AM & PM, 3 miles easy, Filmed Yoga Video (60 min)
  • Wednesday: Filmed Yoga Video (60 min), Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk, 1 mile recovery, Walking with Weights (25 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga, (45 minutes), Dogwalk
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min),  Cardio Toning (20 min), Short Dogwalks throughtout the day (going to mom)
  • Saturday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk
  • Sunday:  Yoga (45 min), 6.22 mile long-er run, ST & Yoga hopefully later

Running Mileage: 10.22  (+.5) 

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

Running Update

Hey, if it makes you happy—moving right past Thanksgiving to Christmas. Quite a few houses have Christmas lights up, too.

Tuesday Intention: easy
Gotta say I wasn’t feeling that great this morning, but even before I started to run things felt easy and this run just flowed. Not fast, but faster than I’d been dragging myself around lately. Go figure. Another bell curve run with the last mile the fastest.

Fall is hanging on . . . by a thread

Wednesday Intention: recover
This run was absolutely a surprise — again! Was it the almost 2 mile walk with a friend beforehand? Was it the Yin Yoga video I’d filmed early in the morning? Of course I’m not trying to run fast — and this didn’t feel easy like the day before, although not truly hard — but this was the fastest 1 mile I’ve run in a month. Now I’ll take a feels-easy-faster long-er run this weekend, thank you very much. Of course I’m gonna take whatever actually happens!

I couldn’t figure out what these were. They almost look like Christmas ornaments, but could they be black walnuts? They were quite high up in the tree & I know there are black walnut trees on this path.

Sunday Intention: go long-er for 80 minutes
This run did not have that flow state, sadly, but it wasn’t bad either. There was weird stuff up in those trees at the end of the run. Things that make you go hmmm.

Also wondering what’s locked up here?
Zoomed in photos definitely come out better on the new phone. A quick pit stop & walk at Olana on the way to mom’s

Favorites of the week
A happy occasion to visit mom: my SIL, nephew and his new bride (whom we hadn’t yet met) were visiting so we went down to meet & greet. Hadn’t seen any of them IRL in a long time.

Got together with a friend for a very chilly walk — it almost didn’t happen. I had contacted two different friends on getting together for a walk this week, but it seemed like nobody’s schedule was meshing with mine. Finally made it happen; luckily this friend doesn’t mind walking with Bandit.

Finally I am three for three on jury duty — that is not being selected. I actually did request to be excused while Mr. Judy was away. I’ve put in another request for the next doctor appointment I need to take my mom to. Maybe I’ve aged out, which would be a-ok by me!

I have a bonus inspirational saying from my tea this morning (see the others in this post here): Celebrate your successes and failures; both required great courage. Perfect for runners!

Bandit patiently waiting for my friend to arrive so we could walk. We started before she got here because I figured that would pacify him. Then he got balky in the beginning when my friend got here & we started the walk over.

ICYMI: I am sharing exactly how I stretch in bed & get energized in the morning this week. It’s a really short practice. Bandit totally got into the act, which he actually doesn’t do in the morning! I have a couple of videos dropping on Thanksgiving Day, too.

Morning Energizing practice  click here

Live on Thanksgiving Day:

Guided Gratitude Meditation (filmed by a waterfall!) click here * Flow for when you’ve overeaten click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday should you dress differently for short runs — like recovery run short? Friday it’s already time to runfess and come clean for November!

27 thoughts on “If it makes you happy. . .: 11/15 – 21 WRD

  1. That tree lock is weird! We went for a walk today (my first since I got this awful cold) and spotted a front garden with a snowman up in the window clearly from last year and two Halloween skulls in a flowerpot. Everything eventually comes around again, right?!

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  2. I’ll be ‘fessing about a recent filming #NearFail on Friday, so I have to give you big kudos for getting so much of that done. I love that message about celebrating BOTH successes and failures because there are lessons to be learned from both.

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    1. I’ve been working on video almost 2 years now. It was the bane of my existence for a long time. I’ve learned a lot but have more to learn!

      On one of those fillings I got an important call about 5 minutes before I finished. The call was very upsetting. But I did go back & finish it up!


    1. I just meant that maybe they don’t want someone my age on a jury. Of course it depends on the case. Technically you can serve at any age — most states allow you to not serve after age 70. Obviously I’m not there yet. 1 more week to go.


  3. Those are some interesting finds in the trees! Admittedly, I probably never look up! Maybe I should who knows what’s up there! Have a happy Thanksgiving

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  4. Ooh! I love that quote. I also love the picture with the yellow leaves on the trees. And yes- we have some houses already decorated for Christmas in our neighborhood! Sound like you had a good week- I hope next week and Thanksgiving are nice times for you!

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  5. I’m glad others could identify the black walnuts, because I couldn’t. I’ve seen a few houses decorated for Christmas already. Seems like they put their decorations up right after Halloween. It’s all I can do to get mine up before Christmas!

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  6. Hooray for not having jury duty! I got a letter to do it this summer but asked to postpone it by a few months. I’m hoping that eventually they will just stop asking me to do it, lol. Glad you were able to enjoy more quiet than usual this week.

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    1. Every state actually has an age where generally you can ask to be excused. I am too young for that, but I haven’t been selected (so far) & I’m extremely grateful for that even though they are short trials. I have been called regularly for 30 years & am usually selected for the jury. Can you tell I don’t like jury duty? 😉


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