Or maybe let it ice, because that’s sure what it did Thursday night and most of Friday.
- Monday: Yoga (40 min), PB ST (20 min), Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (30 min), 3 miles easy + sorta hill repeats x 3, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (35 min), Cardio Toning (20 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (45 minutes), 3 wet miles easy, Yoga PM (20 minutes)
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), Tried to shovel ice
- Saturday: Yoga (30 min), Barre Toning (20 min), Still trying to shovel ice
- Sunday: Yoga (30 min), Peloton Movie Cycle WU (10 min), 3 TM miles easy, too cold to walk Bandit, hopefully Yoga later
Running Mileage: 9 (+2)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday Intention: work those hill (while I can)
It was definitely a cold one, but very little wind. I can handle that (and I did). Plus with a potentially wicked storm bearing down on us for the weekend . . . I decided to work the hills, just a little. Up the short one, over to the longer one & then down the long one, back over to the short one and up — walking as I pleased.
Pace was all over the place. Definitely slow on the hills. Last mile (flat-ish) felt slow, and yet was the fastest mile. Perception is weird.
Friday Intention: take it easy
I try to have only one treadmill run a week. Last January, I ran 7 miles on NYD, got sick, then ran the rest of my runs at the end of the month on the treadmill!
So temperature is relative. It’s amazing how “warm” a 40F rain feels in January, after we’ve gone through a lot of single digit days. What might not have been so wise is that I stopped to talk to a neighborhood friend I hadn’t seen in a very long time to catch up mid run, while still being rained on — but hey, I finished the run!
Sunday Intention: endurance
Still bitterly cold, but not windy — I was tempted to run outside except making my way down our driveway (or even lawn) would’ve been treacherous. We have our own ski jump on that driveway! I suppose I could’ve butt slid down it, but again, thankful the treadmill was an option.
I picked an endurance run, although apparently the universe wanted me to do hills this week because there were rolling hills. I took it nice and slow, and cut out the last two hills since I’d already met my goal of 3 miles (they were in like the last 5 minutes!).
Favorites of the week
Say it with me: another quiet week! Which isn’t so bad considering how I ended 2021. A couple of cold and/wet runs done outside, one of the treadmill. Seriously, if the driveway and roads weren’t so bad, I think I would have braved the cold.
I know it looks like Winter has been hard, but the truth is we’ve actually been extremely lucky. Very little snow so far. Lots of cold, but there’s a warming trend for next week and we’ll finally get that driveway cleared — we both tried, but the ice followed by extreme cold just made it impossible.
So I am grateful that so far, knock on wood, Winter has been “mild) (again, it’s all relative). We’re not out of the woods yet, though!
Of course I am also watching the Olympics, always a favorite, but I tape it watch it later.
ICYMI: Expect a lot of heart openers in this immune boosting restorative practice — and grab all the the props!. I have a little tease for my Spring Yoga Program. Hopefully I finish it all before Spring is over!
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m sharing six things I enjoyed about running in 2021 — I thought it would be challenging, and it was, but I came up with six! Friday I’m sharing five things I’m loving lately.