Happy Full Moon: 5/9 – 15 WRD

It’s Friday as I sit down to write this post. Usually I try to write a bit as the week goes along, but it was a busy week. As usual it’s hard to remember what I did yesterday, let alone a few days ago!


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and maintaining with a little pushing.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga AM (40 min), Dogwalk (rest day)
  • Tuesday: Yoga AM (40 min), 6 mile long-er run, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga AM (30 min), Dogwalk, Barre (15 minutes)
  • Thursday: Yoga (40 minutes), 4 miles with some pick ups, Dogwalk, PM Yoga (20 minutes)
  • Friday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk, Barre (20 minutes)
  • Saturday: Dogwalk, Yoga (40 min), 3ish TM hilly miles, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, ST

Running Mileage: 13  (NC

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

Running Update

Not quite sure what this elderly couple were planning to put on that wagon? Dolly?

Tuesday Intention: go long
Yes! Spring has really sprung! This run started well but the last couple of miles were a slog. Due to the nature of the bike path (mostly incline in the middle) no positive splits today.

It’s rare a get a nice photo of this church that’s on a busy street

Thursay Intention: a little speed
Another beautiful day. Basically the plan became run easy except on the downhills, then do some pickups. I have a habit of sometimes making up a plan on the run, so to speak.

Saturday Intention: strength/speed in the form of hills
I would have opted outside — actually, I did, to walk Bandit early because the sudden heat is really hard on him. Mr. Judy had an all day thing going on. I did some work in the morning, finally getting on the mill at almost noon (by which point it was in the low 80s and humid).

I chose a Peloton HIIT + Hills run — not gonna lie, it wasn’t easy, but it was doable. I had good paces for the HIIT sections — of course they only last between 45 – 30 seconds, but it was a strong run, even if ultimately slow due to the “hills”.

I got to spend a lot of time outside this week! And the squirrel is enjoying the fountain.

Favorites of the week
Got together with a couple of different friends I haven’t seen in a while, hanging in the backyard — on different days, one on one, that is.

The other favorite was most definitely the weather: skirt weather! Grilling & eating on the deck weather! Gathering with friends in the backyard weather! We’ve waited a long time for this weather, can you tell?

ICYMI: Did you know it’s a full moon (well, actually tonight it’s a Lunar Eclipse, as you may have heard by now). This Yin Yoga practice works physically on your low back — and hips. Join me here. I share some things you might try around the new moon here and also share variations of reclined butterfly here.

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m asking if you have a plan B? On Friday I’m sharing some tips that might help prevent holey socks.

24 thoughts on “Happy Full Moon: 5/9 – 15 WRD

  1. That is a great photo of that church. It could be a postcard!

    I avoid Peloton “hills” classes on the tread, but choose them on the bike. I should try one on the tread and adjust as I need to.

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    1. Not so sure on the postcard, but it was a glorious day.

      I know that you said the hills class can aggravate your ankle. Thankfully mine has been behaving itself lately. The incline did go up to 8% though . . .


  2. Believe it or not, Florida temps were the same. But the humidity here is so high. Running is tough. Still loving the sun and the beach. Will miss it.

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  3. It is definitely nice to get outside more. I am so much happier when I do. Also nice to get together with old friends. Have a great week!

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  4. Oh, does it ever feel great to be outside! Event though I get outside daily, I absolutely love seeing all the flowers, hearing the birds, and smelling the blossoming trees. Can’t say that happens year-round in Iowa.

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  5. Today I walked on one of the IAT segments near our lake house and it was like stepping into a magical world, I swear. I loved it. Birds singing, everything green…I took so many photos. It really made me happy.

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  6. Ah, you must be loving all this outside time! And yes- I can always remember my runs but sometimes have trouble remembering my other workouts. Luckily Peloton remembers for me. It’s nice that you got a six mile run in! It feels good to go long-er once a week, right? Hope your nice weather continues!

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  7. Despite the suddenly ridiculous heat, isn’t it great to see the sun out finally? We’ve been so gloomy up to this point. I runfess I skip the hill cues when Peloton instructors give them. Haha! That full moon was something!

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    1. It’s cooled down here but there’s supposed to be a high of 93 on Saturday! Can’t make this stuff up.

      I have been known to skip hills or take a lesser incline, but sometimes I’m “up” for it so to speak.


  8. What an awesome photo of the church – it’s beautiful!
    I also appreciate the better weather last week – although today we’re due for some pretty bad thunderstorms so I guess the nice weather was short lived lol.

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