Between Thanksgiving and Christmas we were truly unsure if my mom would even see 2022, much less her 94th birthday, but here we are. Being on Hospice and not having to go to doctors has helped to stabilize her.
The name of the game this week in running was easy. All my miles this week were easy. Which is not to say they all felt easy. It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I was kind of dragging this week.
- Monday: Yoga (40 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (20 min), Cardio Toning (20 min), Dogwalk
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (20 min), 5.5 miles easy
- Thursday: Yoga (20 minutes), Walk at Olana, Couple of short Dogwalks
- Friday: Yoga (40 min), 5 miles easy, Dogwalk, PM Yoga (20 min)
- Saturday: Yoga (40 min), Cardio Abs (25 min), Toning Walk (25 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), some ST right after I post, and hopefully a Dogwalk much later when it warms up
Running Mileage: 13.5 (+.5)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Monday Intention: just run easy
Another tricky week between a couple of storms and losing a day on my mom’s birthday (but enjoying time with family). I’ve been working hard, pushing hard, so while I decided not to make this week a cut back week, I knew I needed more ease in my life. I wish I could say this run felt easy but it didn’t — maybe due to the cold rain the entire run.
Wednesday Intention: easy does it
I thought with basically no wind and temps around 30, it would feel “warm”. Except we were expecting snow (which showed up exactly as I finished this run). If you’ve lived somewhere it snows, you know that “snow is in the air” chill.
Another run that definitely didn’t feel so easy. I fueled well (breakfast, that is), I hydrated pretty well, and I got a good night’s sleep. I was able to run on a path that I knew would be completely snow covered again by the end of the day, so that was nice. Still slowly increasing distance.
Friday Intention: long-er again
I would have liked to rest. I packed a lot of running (for me) into just a few days, plus getting stuff for my mom’s party and of course going down (and doing her meds). With more snow on the way, though, I decided to just get it done.
I started out at a decent pace, running into another running friend quickly after I’d started & so of course stopped to chat. She’s a friend I get together with regularly, but it had been a while (darn weather!).
The first mile was a pretty decent pace, and then it just got slower, and slower, and slower . . . until the last mile. I guess I’m always ready to be done by the last mile!
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!
ICYMI: A simple, accessible Hatha Yoga flow you can use to keep your feet (and hamstrings, and core) happy. Follow that up with the question does Yoga do anything for your feet?
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I have a short review of my Sole F80 treadmill. On Friday I’m sharing a short review of the book “Breathe”, by Darya Klishina, an elite Pole Vaulter who had a severe case of pneumonia about 10 years ago — and shares how she was able to heal herself and go on competing at the elite level.