Yesterday I let Bandit out. I don’t always watch him, but usually I do because I like to know when he’s done something. Good thing I did — he stopped to sniff this little guy, but obediently left him alone when I told him to.
I went outside to check him out. He seemed to be breathing very fast, even though I know birds do breathe fast. He wasn’t moving, but I know birds can also play possum, having had cats bring them in the house in the past.
I closed the door to the kennel (Bandit can still get at some grass that way), hoping that he would recover from whatever and fly away. I checked on him later, but not up close — his breathing seemed to have slowed down, but he was still there. Eventually . . . no breathing.
We don’t know what happened to the poor little guy; he didn’t seem hurt and was nowhere near any possible decks. My guess is he was just sick. I was so sad though. Mr. Judy buried him.
- Monday: Yoga AM (60 min), Dogwalk (rest day)
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (40 min), 7 mile LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (30 min), PB Walking with Weights (25 minutes)
- Thursday: Yoga (20 minutes), 3 miles with 7 x 100m hill repeats, Dogwalk, PM Yoga (20 minutes)
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk (usually I’d call this a rest day, but it was busy with many chores, including giving Bandit a bath)
- Saturday: Yoga (40 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, PB ST
- Sunday: Yoga (60 min), Drive to moms, maybe a short hike?
Running Mileage: 13 (NC)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday Intention: go long
I know a lot of readers will not think 7 miles is very long. I also have plenty of runner friends who do wonder how I can run that far! Normally I wouldn’t have my long runs separated by just one day, but I wanted to make sure to get in that long run this week and the day looked good, being cloudy, cooler, and not much wind.
A long run is supposedly anything 90 minutes or longer — I just squeaked in there. Yes, I took it slow, except for one middle mile where I did a fartlek. Otherwise it was pretty consistent with the last mile being the slowest mile. My Garmin wasn’t super happy with me, pointing out I didn’t get enough rest on Tuesday — I thought I did, but my Garmin disagreed.
Very happy to wake up the next morning feeling pretty normal.
Thursay Intention: get strong
It was actually a beautiful morning, if a bit windy — but not the insane wind we’ve been having. I set out for 3 easy miles, with hill repeats in the middle mile. This time I walked down after the first repeat, then ran up & ran slowly down, then ran up and walked down, and so forth. I don’t know why but the first mile was very slow — it didn’t feel hard, so I was surprised when I saw that afterwards. The last mile was the fastest. Weird run!
Saturday Intention: take it easy
I felt kind of meh on Friday. Originally I thought I’d do strides this run — and go 4 miles, but I decided it was time for a true easy run. It was cool and the wind was picking back up again, but not too bad. My Garmin liked this run (negative splits) and added a point to my V02 Max. It also dropped the time back one hour — and then about an hour later it was the correct time again. So weird!
Favorites of the week
Not a whole lot going on this week either. We alternated between nice weather and rain, but at least I collected a lot of rainwater for the indoor plants — actually, that’s all used up already!
Happy mother’s day to all the mamas out there!
ICYMI: Release the hips and low back deeply while exploring one of the Niyamas. Join me here. I’m also sharing a quick tutorial on fish pose, which is the perfect counter posture to all the forward bends in the previous practice. Watch the tutorial here.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to explore new places. On Friday I share some tips about how to choose my favorite ways to explore new places.