Happy Easter or Passover if you celebrate! My Icalendar tricked me into thinking Passover began Thursday night. Oops! I know Mr. Judy enjoyed that brisket anyway. Turns out we had a little house drama on Friday, so maybe starting Passover early ended up being a good thing (nothing too dramatic, but annoying & frustrating). Title is a nod to the meaning of Passover!
- Monday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk (rest day)
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (30 min), 3 miles sort of progressive, Dogwalk
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (30 min), Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (30 minutes), 6 Miles LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga (40 min), PB Walking with Weights, Dogwalk
- Saturday: Yoga (20 min), Peloton Cycle WU (10 Min), 3 miles with hill repeats, Dogwalk
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), Arms & Legs (15 min), Hiking on way to see mom
Running Mileage: 12 (NC)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday Intention: a little speed on tired legs (finish strong!)
This was what I was shooting for in my 5 mile run last week. Except this was only a 3 mile run. I hit the overall pace I was shooting for last week (on a much shorter run). My plan had been to do my long run today, but I really just wasn’t feeling it and I waited for the cold rain to finish, which put my run later in the day than I’d anticipated. Nice to start off the week with a strong run.
Friday Intention: long-er + a little speed
My plan was to run the first 3 miles easy, then try to pick up the pace (slightly) the last 3 miles. The easy miles were easy — turns out I could pick up the pace in mile 4 & 6, but not really in mile 5. Weird! Then again I was very surprised when I checked the weather after this run and found out it was already 70 degrees (I did wear a skirt one day this week). It was a slow but strong run, if that makes sense, and my first 6 miler of 2022.
Saturday Intention: getting stronger
Back to hill repeats today. Toyed with doing 4 miles but it was another busy week and I thought I’d be better served keeping this run short. The forecast rain didn’t materialize, so I didn’t have to get out as early as I’d anticipated — even though I was ready. These runs are quite slow because I’m not worrying about pace and walking down the short hill. It’s almost a strength workout disguised as a recovery run.
Funny story (feel free to skip): As I was finishing up this run I saw Mr. Judy and Bandit. I hadn’t asked him to walk Bandit but I was glad he was doing it. I waved to Mr. Judy but didn’t say anything so Bandit wouldn’t know I was there . . . except apparently he picked up on that.
He had put on the brakes at the point — until he saw me. Mr. Judy actually wasn’t super pleased that Bandit decided he could walk after all once he saw me. We finished up his full walk.
Favorites of the week
We wanted to check out the small preserve Darlene had mentioned a few weeks ago — no parking. Instead we checked out the Albany Rural Cemetery. I’d heard it was a good place to walk. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to go here, but it’s quite close to where we live and the short drive wasn’t a total loss.
More than a walk — there are some killer hills in there.
The weather was on the warmer side midweek — it hit 80 one day! — but has cooled down. There was rain, and there was a mix of clouds and sun (especially during our walk at the cemetery). My memories from 4 and 8 years ago this week show snow, and there was none of that (except apparently some snow today), so that’s something worth celebrating! We moved here around this time of year 13 years ago and it was a very warm day the day our stuff was delivered.
ICYMI: You’re in the homestretch if you’ve been following along with Spring Into Action. You can join Spring into Action at any time here. Or just go ahead and join me for some breath work (Pranayama) to get grounded and calm here. This is a very accessible Pranayama that is great for runners.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m wrapping up the second half of my A-Z travels, a subject I look forward to seeing other bloggers’ take on this in the future!. On Friday I’m sharing some of the artists I’ve been listening to lately — although not on the run. How many will you know?