I knew going in this would be a tough week; luckily I didn’t know just how tough it would really be!
- Monday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Yoga (60 min), 5 mile run
- Wednesday: Yoga (60 min),1 mile recovery run, Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min)
- Thursday: Yoga, (40 minutes), 2ish mile hike at Olana
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), 2ish mile walk at mom’s
- Saturday: A walk at mom’s
- Sunday: Yoga (40 min), 2ish mile hike at Harrier Hill Park
Running Mileage: 9 (-3)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday Intention: go long-er
I started the week knowing that a long run probably wouldn’t happen this week. So I decided to see if I could get the miles in with two long-er runs this week — first up was 5 miles. My pace went back and forth the entire run — I’ve no idea why! It was also quite cold, but not nearly as brutal as last week’s long run.
Snow continues to taunt me. We’ve had snow showers for several mornings in a row, and it can be lovely to run in a light snow shower. Only the snow stops every time by the time I’m starting my run.
Wednesday Intention: recover
I started Tuesday with a tweaked shoulder, no idea why as the day before was a rest day, but by the end of the run yesterday it was gone. Tested out new Saucony trail shoes. Oddly enough the first time I wore Saucony was for trail shoes, and I had to go up a half size (different model). I decided to try my regular running shoe size and I think it’s okay, although they do seem a bit short. A dull, gray run — Winter may not technically be here, but the weather has mostly felt more like January than late Nov/early December lately.
Favorites of the week
I was able to get in a little hiking this weekend, with varying results. i stopped at a new park which had lovely views on one side, and lots of mud on the other — and not many views, either, although there were supposed to be. Apparently I didn’t take the right trail. Thank goodness for wool socks.
I wasn’t able to get in much running, though. I went on Thursday to take my mom to her cardiologist. On Friday there was an assessment for Palliative care, which apparently is a branch of Hospice, but she passed right over that and qualified for Hospice. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing (remember two years ago my father was on Hospice, but very different reasons).
After the assessment a nurse basically does another assessment, and hopefully gets the go ahead to admit her onto Hospice. That appointment hadn’t been scheduled yet, as the initial assessment was relatively late on Friday.
Unfortunately much later that night my mom had a panic attack. Because she hadn’t yet been admitted onto Hospice, we couldn’t get help from them. The aide and I spent several hours trying to calm her, which worked at first but she got worse and worse and I finally had to call 911. My sister met her at the hospital while I worked the phones at home, and I’m so grateful that we were able to get an appointment for later on Saturday to get her admitted to Hospice — rather than to the hospital.
If this sort of thing happens again, at least we now have some meds at home that might help her calm down, and also can have a Hospice nurse come out and access her needs.
Needless to say, it was a very grueling four days, with not a whole lot of sleep either. Fingers crossed that things will begin to stabilize for her now and she will not be so anxious.
ICYMI: I know 18 minutes isn’t really a “short” warmup, but for Yin Yoga it is! I really like doing Yin Yoga before a run when I have the time.
18 Minute Yin Yoga Runner Warmup click here
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday it’s what to look for if you’re shopping for a new treadmill. Friday I’m sharing my top five Yogi Tea flavors.