In a Holding Pattern: 5/30 – 6/5 WRD

Pretty much every day I had no idea if I’d be home, or heading towards my moms. As you read this I probably am — but I put all that uncertainty to good use and got in 4 runs this week, going up to 8 miles. I actually doubled my weekly mileage from the previous week (when we were in ME and I only ran a long run when we got home). See hiking does a body good!


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and enjoying mostly great weather this week.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Short Hike @ Poet’s Walk, Dogwalks, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, Yoga AM (30 min), Peloton TM Bootcamp (60 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga AM (30 min), Recovery Run (2 miles), Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (40 minutes), Barre (20 min), Short hike @ Thorn Preserve
  • Friday: Yoga (30 min), 8 mile LSD, filmed Yoga video (30 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (40 min), 1.5 mile recovery run, Dogwalk, filmed more Yoga videos (60 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, Short hike at Wilderstein? Thorn Preserve? Somewhere else?

Running Mileage: 14  (+7

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

Running Update

Tuesday Intention: speed + ST
I knew this week was going to be challenging, and there was also some uncertainty about when I would need to be where — making getting runs in difficult. We walked Bandit early, then I got on my Yoga platform outside to practice (normally I practice first). Because it was in the 80s by noon and humid AF (and I never use that acronym lightly!), I hopped on the treadmill. I’m not a huge fan of the Peloton tread bootcamps, but I wanted to get in both running and ST & this fit the bill.

Post run Yoga with Bandit on guard

Wednesday Intention: recover + endurance
It’s been a long time since I did back to back runs or a recovery run. When I knew I’d be going to my mom on Thursday (ha!), plus it was global running day, I decided to just do it. I usually run my recovery runs with only a short walk break at the mile. Which of course meant it was faster than a recovery run ought to be, but I definitely wasn’t pushing it. It was nice and cool in the morning.

Bike path wild flowers

Friday Intention: go long-er
It was not my actually intention to go long-er, but when the morning was so beautiful, I couldn’t resist adding on another mile for an 8 mile run. It was pretty slow and I’m totally ok with that. Good thing, too, because now I’m supposed to go to my mom Sunday. Anyway wanna take bets?

Blooming plants in front of our home

Saturday Intention: recover
This was definitely a recovery run. My legs didn’t want to move even though it was a beautiful morning. I didn’t really feel that tired from my runs this week, just from the uncertainty — plus trying to get everything I wanted done in a limited amount of time.

Virtual running friends gather on Global Running Day

Favorites of the week
Thanks to Cari @ Travelingwithcari for putting together the above collage for Global Running Day.

Although the week started out Summer-like, it quickly became seasonal and I really enjoyed that and the fact that I’m getting to spend a lot more time outside.

Fingers crossed that the aide actually comes tomorrow, and that she doesn’t annoy my mom (and visa versa). Tonight, however, should be really interesting. Not in a good way.

ICYMI: It’s been a while since I’ve posted meditations. Wait, it’s not Yoga, you say? Well, yes, actually, it is. In fact most Yoga practices are to help you get out of your body and into your mind so that you can meditate. Join me here and here.

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m sharing a few things I’d like to do this Summer and on Friday I’m sharing the benefits of recovery runs.

22 thoughts on “In a Holding Pattern: 5/30 – 6/5 WRD

  1. Hope things work out with your mom and you get in a hike or two.

    I have no idea what my weekly mileage is and you may have run more than me… my long run was 3 miles yesterday.

    We’ve had some nice cool mornings. if only races would start before 9 am around here…

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  2. I hope all goes well with your mom. I cannot imagine the frustration with all those details and uncertainty. Our mornings still are more cool than warm (at the moment), especially if I’m on the bike #brrr

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  3. Oh Judy, I hope things workout with a new aide for your mom and that they both like each other. I’m at a point now where I understand the difficulties of finding someone, even when working with an agency.

    You got some good workouts in last week despite your other obligations!

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    1. You’re looking for an aide for your mom? If you are I hope you have an easier time!

      Luckily the aide leaving didn’t blow up like we feared she might & already had a new job lined up. Now it’s just wait & see about the new aide.

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      1. I’m glad things weren’t too dramatic with the departing aide. I hope the new one works out (and shows up …..).

        We had really nice weather this weekend too. I hope it lasts a little while longer.

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  4. I enjoyed running with you virtually for Global Running Day 🙂

    Sounds like you did a great job of getting in your workouts even though you had a lot of uncertainty this past week – great job! I hope that your mom has a great experience with the new aide.

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  5. I hope all goes wel with your mom and her aide this week. It is awfully frustrating and anxiety provoking for all of you I am sure. It was nice to run with you all globally 🙂

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