Keeping dry: 3/28 – 4/3 WRD

There was nice and not-so-nice weather this week. It is April, after all. Grateful April Fool’s didn’t dump snow on us — it often does. Just rain this year. It was a busy easy week, if that makes sense.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and cheering on our hosts in their Cherry Blossom Race!

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min), PB Walk + ST (25 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga AM (20 min), Short Hike at Olana
  • Wednesday: Yoga AM (20 min), 4 miles easy, Dogwalk
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 minutes), PB Walk with Weights (25 min), Dogwalk at Vischer Ferry Preserve
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), 4 miles easy
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), PB ST (25 min), Dogwalk/Hike at Ann Lee Pond
  • Sunday: Yoga (10 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk

Running Mileage: 11  (+4

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

Running Update

Ice is mostly melting — but sticking around some places

Wednesday Intention: easy
Since I’m considering a 5k in April — maybe — it’s time to sit down and work out a training plan. Which I haven’t done yet. I was at my mom’s on Tuesday, and often like a rest day afterwards, but had a rest day before the visit and wanted to take advantage of a less windy day (although it still wasn’t terribly warm). Nice to see the return of negative splits (without trying).

Reflection selfie; grateful to remain dry on this run

Friday Intention: easy time on feet
Grateful the rain held off. The HS girls were back in the neighborhood, but I took a slightly different route this time. Mr. Judy walked Bandit while I was running with no drama.

That’s what my daffodils look like

Sunday Intention: easy time on feet
The running week started strong, but with a couple of nights of shortened sleep due to circumstances beyond my control, I was dragging by the end of the week. Today the first mile felt great due to the chilly but dry weather, and the next couple of miles slowed a bit and I just felt a bit tired. Hoping for better sleep next week.

View of the Catskills & Hudson River from Olana grounds

Favorites of the week
Any week I can get Mr. Judy out of our neighborhood twice is a good week. We still stayed relatively close to home, mindful of the price of gas.

What do they see?

I snuck in that second day on him because the weather, while still a bit chilly, was really beautiful.

Beautiful day to take an easy hike, around the lake & through the woods

ICYMI: If you’re following along with the Spring into Action practices, you’ve already done a couple of strength workouts. It’s time to restore and relax and that’s just what today’s practice is all about. You can join Spring into Action at any time here. Or just go ahead and do this Restorative practice with me here.

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday it’s time to wrap up March. On Friday I’ll share five tips to make your own powerful affirmations.

28 thoughts on “Keeping dry: 3/28 – 4/3 WRD

  1. I don’t remember any rain but I do think it was a windy week.

    I am planning to do more hiking until boating season. Though I think my weekends will still have races on the schedule. Mostly longer ones but I think I will sneak in a few 5ks for charity.

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    1. Yes, most of the week was overcast for us too. Even yesterday, while lovely, was windy & cold. Lack of sun is a BIG reason I want to move. Doesn’t matter as much to my husband but he has his own reasons he doesn’t want to live here.


  2. While we did have some intermittent sunshine last week, this morning’s sunrise really made me nostalgic for seeing it everyday .We have a lot of rain in the forecast, so it’s not looking too sunny for awhile. Great job on those negative splits 😉

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  3. We mostly had rain and wind last week and even some snow. Man, I am so ready for a change of weather. For the better of course. The sunrise on Friday was enough to lift my mood.

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  4. Your reflection selfie is beautiful!
    It sounds like you’re ready to run a 5K- I don’t think you need to worry too much about any special training plan. I say, go for it! i ran a 5K today without any specific training, and it was really fun.

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    1. I haven’t actually signed up for a 5k yet but I have a couple in mind.

      We’re not going anywhere soon, but hope maybe within 5 years. This was a temporary assignment — 15 years later for my husband (13 years for me because I stayed in our house in Austin the first couple of years). I think if it hadn’t been for my mom (and the Pandemic) we’d be further along in those plans by now.


    1. Well just last night we lost power for no known reason & grateful that the (very loud) generator kicked around 12:30. So not exactly the sleep I was hoping for. Thankfully wasn’t off that long.


    1. Thank you so much! I’m actually going to actively be soliciting testimonials soon. It would be great if you could leave me one! I’m going to make a form people can fill out (not quite ready yet).

      As always I’m very happy when the practices are helpful to real people & appreciate the comments. Thank you!

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  5. I do like to have a training plan for something, it give me a purpose and a goal with my running… but the actual race part? Not so much! I mean once it gets started, and once it’s over it’s fun, but all of the hard stuff in the middle isn’t always as fun! Speaking of gas prices, our trucks gets around 9 mpg when pulling a camper. Yikes!! Camping isn’t always cheap.

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