It’s been a frustrating week for the Yoga practice. I often do online videos (I’m a member of a couple of online studios), but the Internet was acting up and for several days and I couldn’t get through the practices — it was super annoying, the opposite of what Yoga should be. Sometimes it would literally hang every minute, other times it would leave you hanging in plank — not really ideal!
- Monday: Yoga (40 min), PB Walking with Weights (20 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Videos (40 min)
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (30 min), 3 miles easy, Some Light Shoveling, Dogwalk Yoga PM (20 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (35 min), Cardio Toning (20 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (45 minutes), Walk at Olana
- Friday: Yoga (10 min), Barre without Weights (15 min), 2 miles easy, Dogwalk
- Saturday: Yoga (30 min), PB Walking (15 min), Some Shoveling
- Sunday: Yoga (30 min), Peloton Movie Cycle WU (10 min), 2 miles easy, too cold to walk Bandit, hopefully Yoga later
Running Mileage: 7 (-1)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday Intention: stay upright, go easy
We’d had a light dusting of snow overnight, so you never know where black ice might hide. I wore my trail shoes just in case — they always make me slower! This was a particularly slow run mostly due to the slow second mile. But it was a run, and it was outside.
Friday Intention: take it easy
I had a call which I assumed was in the afternoon — well, you know what they say about assuming. Turned out it was at 10 am. So I got my butt in gear and did a short run before it. Nothing much really to say about this one; it was fine.
Sunday Intention: easy with some speed
At the beginning of this week I truly thought I’d be running outside today. We were going to have snow yesterday, we weren’t, only an inch — well, it was only about 3 inches. The road in my neighborhood was still not great for running and besides too cold.
I’d been feeling kind of meh after the trip to my mom, and I really battled with myself over 2 or 3 miles — I mean really, like it would make a difference. I liked the 90s run today, even though I modified heavily because there was a fair amount of speedwork — some I did, some I didn’t. I loved the movie songs warmup (anything which includes a song from the Greatist Showman will make me happy).
Favorites of the week
Another busy but quiet week. It was so cold at Olana this week! My fingers hurt so much it reminded me of when we lived in VT (just from exposing the tips a minute here and there to take photos). I had two thermoses with me, one with tea and one with warm lemon water. Those hot beverages were most welcome.
All that work I did at the business office at my moms a few weeks ago worked. So this week’s visit could be an actual visit.
Other than that not a whole lot going on. I did make an effort to cook and eat a little bit better than I have been — not that I’ve really been eating badly, but relying too heavily on frozen or prepared food. I made a few dishes *I* really enjoyed (sorry, honey, but it’s good for you).
ICYMI: Not only will this “quick” Yin Yoga practice warm you up for a run, it will help you calm any jitters all while working on that the entire posterior chain. I also have a short talk on what not to do in Yin Yoga.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m wrapping up January. Friday it’s time to get together over your hot beverage of choice and catch up on what’s going on in our lives.