My heart was heavy much of this week, as I’m sure was the case for many people. What is going on in the Ukraine reminds me of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising — if you’re not familiar with it, google it. I think the world is in a different place now, though, or at least I hope so (despite all the problems), and I pray that it ends much better for Ukraine.
- Monday: Yoga (40 min), PB Walking with Weights (25 min), Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (20 min), 5 miles easy, Dogwalk
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (35 min), Cardio Toning (20 min), Dogwalk
- Thursday: Yoga (30 minutes), Cycle WU (5 min), 3 TM miles easy, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 minutes)
- Friday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk
- Saturday: Yoga (40 min), 5 miles easy, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), Hopefull a Dogwalk before the rain, Some ST
Running Mileage: 13ish (+2)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday Intention: go long-er but keep it easy
Why I wore my fast shoes for my long-er run I have no idea, but maybe in the end it was a good thing — it was quite cold so while I did keep it easy, no doubt with other shoes it would have been even slower. I don’t really know why I wanted to do my long-er run today — the conditions weren’t great, cold and windy, but the wind thankfully wasn’t constant.
Most notable thing was that I notice my Achilles felt completely normal after this run. Because it was very flat? Perhaps when I do decide to run a half again, I’ll need a flat one. Because it’s been so long and it will take a while to build back up to where I used to be. Still no plans for a half any time soon, though.
Thursday Intention: easy does it
It was kind of a tricky week to schedule my runs — and there were only three! I again vacillated on whether to run indoors or out today — I won’t bored you with the details. With a fresh (but small) coat of snow, and temps that would be falling, lots of things to get done, I decided to keep it indoors. I chose a Peloton Intervals run and it served me well. Long intervals, I walked the recovery (you were told to run them), no crazy paces.
Saturday Intention: long-er again
I would have liked to take advantage of the warmer Sunday temps, but with a trip to my mom for her birthday next Thursday, I wanted to run Monday & Wednesday. For whatever reason I decided to run 5 miles again. So two 5 milers this week.
I was pleasantly surprised that I could run in the park, once I made my way safely across the bridge above. It’s been a minute. There are mildly rolling hills there, and my Achilles was quiet again. I wore my slow shoes today and my time was the same as Tuesday’s run, but this run was far less windy (part of why I chose to run on the colder day).
I actually ran into a running friend I hadn’t seen in months at the end of my (and her) run. We chatted briefly to catch up and then finished up our runs separately.
Favorites of the week
It is really amazing how much work goes into putting together a Yoga program. I have Hatha flows, I have a Yin practice, a Restorative practice, Pranayama, and several meditations — warmups, cool downs, and hip strengtheners Oh My! Right now I’m targeting 3/27 for the fun to begin — you can sign up here to be in the know — or tell a friend you think would enjoy it!
It was a nose to the grindstone kind of week!
ICYMI: A simple, accessible Hatha Yoga flow you can use to keep your IT Band happy. In this week’s short vlog, I’ll touch on causes of IT Band pain and potential fixes that I’ve personally used.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday what race distance do you prefer? I weigh in my favorites. On Friday I’m sharing how you can turn even a small bathroom into an oasis.