Got Boosted: 12/13 – 19 WRD

Warmer temps earlier in the week degrading into a day of Wintry mix (the worst!) yesterday. Not a running day for me, but I did have to go out to get my booster. Thankfully it was warm enough so that the roads were fine, although that Wintry mix continued to fall as the sun and the temps went down.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and sharing how even a little movement can make a big difference in how we feel.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk (no problem missing a Monday)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (45 min), 5 mile run, Yoga (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (60 min), Dogwalk, PB Walking with Weights (25 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (60 minutes), 5 mile run, Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (10 min), Dogwalk, 1 mile recovery run
  • Saturday: Yoga (60 min), Dogwalk, Cardio Toning (post booster – gotta keep the arm moving!), Yoga (15 min — again, keeping that arm moving)
  • Sunday: Yoga (15 min), probably more Yoga later & not much else

Running Mileage: 11  (NC) 

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

Running Update

I ran right by this decorated tree on the way out & didn’t notice the ornaments u til I came back. I love finding “hidden” Christmas trees

Tuesday Intention: go long-er
Mostly the same plan as last week. A big difference in weather this week though, and that was very helpful! Warmer temps and less wind. I finally got somewhere I hadn’t been for a while, needing a little change in scenery, and I wore my “speedy” shoes. I didn’t feel speedy, but it was a bit faster than I’ve been running my 5 milers lately.

This guy was not amused when I started to take his photo

Thursday Intention: go long-er
I’m not sure my body is really on board with the two 5 milers, although this one was faster than Tuesday’s. I’m sure the warmer weather didn’t hurt. Another bell curve run (probably due to the small uphill in the middle) with the last mile fastest, but not on purpose. It was in the 50s, but cloudy and windy so still difficult to decide what to wear and I was a little overdressed — I actually took off my hat the last mile or so.

I love all the sparkly decorations. I tried hard to take a selfie with this wreath but with the sun in my eyes I just couldn’t see to get the right angles.

Friday Intention: recover + endurance
A simple one mile recovery run. Warmer, but very windy. I was a little overdressed again, but it was only a mile. I was also nice and warm from walking Bandit right before the run.

Nurse Bandit is on the job post booster

Favorites of the week
Next week I am at my moms to help a temporary aide transition in as her regular aide takes a holiday vacation. Except . . . the replacement aide is now sick and unable to come. Which could mean I’m the replacement aide. Fingers crossed the agency can find someone, as I definitely wasn’t planning on being there for two weeks . . .

Other than that it was a week filled with laundry and cooking and working on my passion projects (this blog and my YouTube channel). I got a lot done but it was tiring!

We watched Tick, Tick, Boom on Netflix last night. Quite different from Lin Manuel Miranda’s first two movies. If you like musical theater I highly recommend it!

ICYMI: Do you find your SI joint easily gets irritated? This quick stretch (paired with simple breathwork) might help. Of course check with your doctor if you have an active injury. Filmed at beautiful Lake Minnewaska!

3 Minute SI Joint Stretch here

Keep an eye on the channel — if you’re feeling frazzled before the holiday, I have another very short pranayama I’ll be releasing on Wednesday. And then Friday there’s a short meditation if you’re struggling at this time of year!

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m sharing some charities with ties to running if you want to make a last minute donation and Friday I actually will be sharing that 2022 word!

35 thoughts on “Got Boosted: 12/13 – 19 WRD

  1. Glad to hear you finally got your booster. Hope your reaction is short lived and you get your runs done.

    I enjoyed tik tik boom and the warmer weather as well.

    Very happy that we only got sleet not snow yesterday. I have many many half planned so fingers crossed this is a no snow winter. Sorry skiers.

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      1. You are lucky since you are not training for any races, you can run whatever.

        So lucky with no snow so far. I hope it stays that way until May. I have 5 half marathons to get ready for. lol.

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  2. I hope the situation with your mother’s aide works out! Yes, that would be quite a change of plans for you to be the “aide” for two weeks.
    I love all the hidden Christmas decorations! Everything looks so pretty this time of year. I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I too enjoy coming across surprise decorations — they always lift my spirits. It seems we’ve gone through difficult times at this time of year for many of the last 5 years.

      In the middle of the night I realized that Hospice could possibly provide temporary aides — not full time, but enough to give me a break — so I’ve set that in motion (fingers crossed they can find someone if needed).

      I don’t think I’ll need to be there the whole two weeks, actually. I had always planned to go back for New Years, anyway. Time will tell.


  3. Well done on getting your booster! Mine was two weeks ago now so I went to see my dear friend who’s Highly Vulnerable yesterday (me in her garden, her in her conservatory – worked really well). Hope the situation with your mum’s aide works out – yikes!

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      1. It’s useful that she lives near to where I go to parkrun every Saturday. She’s a 4 mile journey from me so this way I get an empty bus early, stand in a windy field for an hour then walk to hers from there (just under a mile) so it’s as low-risk as possible (my husband had gone to a Christmas party the night before, so I slept in the spare room on Friday night and didn’t interact with him at all, and took a rapid lateral flow test while rushing around getting ready in the morning!). Glad to do all of this to see her.

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      2. You are such a good friend! Stand in a windy field for an hour? What’s up with that?

        We don’t really have a spare room, so if we have to quarantine . . . I don’t know what we’d do. Fingers crossed it doesn’t become a necessity.


      3. Oh dear! No, I don’t just go and stand in a windy field; I go carefully to parkrun, volunteer there in the open air and then walk to my friend’s! Didn’t mean to give a weird impression I just go and stand in a field for a bit to blow the covid off!

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  4. I post-poned my booster because I just didn’t want to deal with the hangover afterwards. Sorry, not sorry. Glad that’s all done…for another six months, LOL Good luck with all the stuff with your mother. Hugs to you ❤

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    1. I hear you! The vaccines definitely did a number on me — the booster wasn’t as bad, thankfully, but I was still completely out of commission yesterday.

      Thanks, Kim! I always appreciate your kind thoughts.


  5. Yay for the booster! Believe it or not, I am going to have to get another booster in February. The CDC is recommending an additional dose for immunosuppressed people. Yay me.

    I’m so sorry that you have to do the aide stint for your mom. That just doesn’t seem right–they can’t find anyone else? I’m sure your mom will be glad to have you there, but still.

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    1. I have to admit that I shudder at the thought of another vaccine or booster. It’s hard enough juggling my time right now without that thrown into the mix. I shouldn’t need one soon, though!

      The agency is trying to find someone, but obviously this is a really bad time of year for that. I have set in motion Hospice aides, but they would just be to give me a few hours break — still totally appreciated!

      My sister works retail, so unlikely that she can help much. My brother actually offered to fly in from CA, but we told him NO! He works really hard, has been having some family problems, and he comes out fairly often considering where he lives.


    1. Glad I was a PSA for people. Just be prepared — at least here, appointments were not easy to come by this time of year.

      I was lucky my appointment was close, because the weather was wintry mix that day.


  6. Glad you were able to get your booster. yay for better run this week. Hope you are able to find a replacement aide to help out. That is a lot of work for you.

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    1. I wasn’t exactly putting it off, but I knew I had to have a few days after it before I could drive to my mom. I got the first vaccine and drove down the next day, and as I drove back, that darn fever started & let’s just say it felt like a REALLY long drive. I’ve been going back & forth a lot so it was hard to juggle that but needed to get done.


  7. Oh my goodness, it’s always something isn’t it? I hope you don’t have to spend two weeks away, but I’m sure your mom would appreciate you being there.

    I love that you refer to your blog and YouTube channel as your passion projects. I feel the same way about my blog – I love when I have time to work on it. 🙂

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Well, some day I would like to make some $$ again with Yoga. I was off to a good start when I got my certificate, then my Dad started downhill, then COVID, more COVID, and now my mom.

      Those things keep me pretty busy thought — even if I don’t earn anything from them — and in many ways that’s a good thing, too.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I have to admit I wasn’t thrilled about a booster but it’s absolutely better than being in a hospital. I know several vaccinated people who have had breakthrough cases & not all of them have been that mild, although most were.


  8. I hope the agency is able to work out the situation with your mother’s temporary aide.

    Great to hear you got your booster! Hopefully you’re not feeling any side effects. I was finally able to track down appointments for my family so that’s a relief.

    Sending good vibes your way and hoping the week ahead isn’t too stressful.

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  9. Bandit is the sweetest. Luna stayed in bed with me most of the day while I was recovering.

    I’m glad they found a replacement aide. That’s frustrating, especially this time of year.

    Continue to feel better!

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