Decluttering & Organizing: 1/3 – 9 WRD

I didn’t feel great in the beginning of the week (left over from last week), rested but did stuff (more on that in the Favorites of the Week), felt better, got more active — and then had to rest some more. I still learned a lot this week and accomplished a lot while moving (some) and some major rest, too.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and organizing for a new year.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min) AM, Yoga Midday (20 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), 3 TM miles easy, Dogwalk, Yoga (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (40 minutes), 1 mile recovery run, Dogwalk, PB Weights (25 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Moved Treadmill — that was a workout!
  • Sunday: Yoga (30 min), perhaps a walking workout inside later, we’ll see how I feel

Running Mileage: 4  (-4) 

Not off to a great start, but hoping I will get in a few more miles next week.

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

Running Update

It was another blustery, cold day. Treadmill came at right about the right time!

Wednesday Intention: take it easy
It was cold and blustery, and as I was finally feeling a bit better, I wanted to stay nice and warm inside. I did a couple of the Taylor Swift runs (one run, one cooldown run) and I enjoyed both. I took it very easy and am glad to report I felt no worse for wear the next day — okay, maybe some slight muscle protest at being used again, LOL!

It was pretty cold today, too, but far less windy. Roads were okay & I got myself out to a park I hadn’t been to in a while.

Thursday Intention: recover
After quite a few days at home, except for walking Bandit, it was time to bust out of the house! I decided to take a short walk around a local park and take photos, and then do my recovery run there. We’d had a dusting of snow overnight which allowed me to try out my new hiking boots and I used screw shoes for the run, just in case.

I doubled up on jackets while walking around, and I was fine — except for my hands! I’d chosen my medium weight convertible gloves and my hands were so cold. I ditched the overcoat & grabbed my heavier gloves — and of course you can do anything for a mile. On the faster side for a recovery run but it was nice to walk around and look for photos.

Despite the smile this was quite the project!

Favorites of the week
Although I wasn’t filling great in the beginning of the week and rested a lot, I also got a lot of stuff done: decluttering digitally and in the house., and worked on the Spring Yoga Challenge I hope to offer.

I had also signed up for a iphone photography course, and I did a lot of that when I was relaxing, too. I was trying out some of the stuff I learned during the week. I learned a lot but I’m not quite sure my photos improved! I had fun taking photos though.

Here are a few of my photos this week (as seen on FB here too):

We had some really stunning sunrises & sunsets this week. I climbed all over Mr. Judy to take these photos.
So nothing truly amazing but I did learn a lot & am still absorbing it. You have to take a lot of photos to get one really good one; I don’t think I got a really good one this week but I did take a lot of photos, LOL!

ICYMI: If you want to wind and calm down so you can sleep deeply, I’ve got the perfect practice for you! The holidays are over and it’s time to go inside, destress, and practice a little self care. I also have another very short vlog with the two questions you must ask yourself each morning. This is quick, folks!

Deep Sleep Restorative Yoga click here * 2 Must Do Morning Questions vlog click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday: do you really need to exercise so much? Friday I’m sharing five ways you can connect body and mind while you run — and why that’s a good idea!

34 thoughts on “Decluttering & Organizing: 1/3 – 9 WRD

  1. I do take lots of photos as you probably know but don’t have time to do anything great. But they are only to preserve my memories. At some point I need a better phone. Your photos look nice. But it also depends on how you post them (I try to post the smaller version so as to not blow up the internet on someone viewing the lol) and the device someone is using to view them.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better and resting helped.

    It was a cold one but looks like it’s getting colder.

    Judy commented yesterday that if she could run 12 in -4 she could run a half. We had a good run so it was a confidence boaster.

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    1. That’s really the mistake people make all the time, as my husband has often said to me: you need to take hundreds of photos to potentially get one really good one. Sometimes my photos are just to document things too, but it’s always nice to take a nice photo.


      1. Exactly. That’s if you are a serious photographer and have that kind of time. I was at once time and even learned how to develop my own photos. Now it’s just an accident if the photo is good. I rarely snap more than one since I’m usually with others.

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  2. Nice photos! I agree that sometimes you have to take a lot of photos to get one good one. That said, I have found, more often than not, the first pic usually winds up being the best because it looks the most natural. If that makes sense?

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  3. I definitely need an iphone photography course! I’ve actually always liked your photos- mine leave a lot to be desired.
    I’m glad you’re feeling better. I know that feeling when you’ve been inside resting for days and you suddenly have to get outside and move. It’s good to take a break every once in a while though.

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    1. Well, I’m married to a talented photographer & have an art background so both help. He uses Android though (I’ve used both & prefer the iPhone, although he doesn’t prefer the price). You know I’ll be reviewing the course. 😊


  4. I would like to learn more about how to use the settings on my phone for better photos. I usually take 5-10 for each one I actually post on IG/blog. I feel like none of my gloves are warm enough and I often use hand warmers in them. Hope you are feeling better this week

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    1. I have really warm gloves actually just didn’t think it was that cold! My bad!

      I will, of course, review the course. The instructor definitely went over settings. If you already know that stuff, I’d still say it’s worthwhile because he also talks a great deal about composition, light, etc. I think you take really good photos, Deborah!


    1. I am always on again, off again with decluttering. I did find a nice sweatshirt I’d completely forgotten.

      The sunsets/sunrises were really nice this week but very challenging get a decent photo from inside the house.


  5. Nice photos! I’m feeling the pressure as two very good photographer friends have decided to do a photo every day challenge this year, and their pics are SO good. But I keep on looking for interesting shots, as good as I can make them.

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  6. When my sister and I were in Wyoming a man leading a tour gave us some tips on improving our photos-including changing the settings on the phone. I’d love to take a course like the one you did. I see so much in nature now!

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    1. I’ll be reviewing the course! Spoiler alert: I definitely recommend it. I wasn’t sure since it’s something that’s popped up on my FB feed (don’t really know why) but I definitely feel I got my money’s worth.


  7. It was so cold, icy and windy here this week as well – Perfect weather conditions for treadmill runs!

    That iPhone photography class sounds really cool. I always feel like there are so many features on my phone that I don’t take advantage of!

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    1. Oh I know there’s a lot I don’t know about my phone! I usually look something up when I have a question but it’s nice to have videos you can watch more than once.

      The next few days will REALLY be treadmill weather here. I don’t think Bandit’ll get a walk until Wednesday. Good thing we have a fenced in backyard!


  8. Which iPhone class did you take? I took one a long time ago and it showed me how to use Instagram… which turned out to be life changing honestly (clearly that was a loooong time ago!). I’ve got an iPhone Pro and I know it has a lot of features that I don’t use. I need to learn. I haven’t used my DSLR in a long time and have forgotten most of my skills in that too!

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    1. I did iPhone photography academy. It has nothing to do with social media at all, so if that’s what you’re looking for it’s probably not the one for you. There will be more in my review. 😊


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