Most of the time my Garmin behaves itself, but every once in a while it really does something funky. My long run this week had a Garmin incident.
- Monday: Yoga (40 min), AM Walk, Lots of walking around mom’s place
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, Yoga AM (30 min), Cardio Toning (25 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (30 min), Dogwalk, Run 3 Miles, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Thursday: Pilates/FR (30 minutes), Dogwalk, Barre (15 min), Yoga
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), 9 mile LSD, Yoga video (30 min)
- Saturday: Yoga (40 min), 2 mile recovery run, Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min), Yoga PM (20 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, more Yoga
Running Mileage: 14 (NC)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Wednesday Intention: strength + speed
A thankfully cool, dry morning, since I had to get Bandit out for a walk and ran later than I normally would. I did 7 x 100 hill repeats. It’s been a minute since I ran hills. I felt good because while it wasn’t a fast run, it was faster than previous hill repeats had been — and I alternated run up, walk down, with run up and run down. Last mile was a decent pace, too.
Friday Intention: pay attention to breathing & go long-er
It was another really nice day — windy, but little humidity. Even though we’ve had a lot of back and forth weather this Spring, in general, we’ve been having some really nice weather lately! So I had to take advantage of it and try to run more, because I have absolutely no interest in running that long if it’s a hot, humid day.
The run generally went well, and I actually felt pretty good afterwards — a bit tired, but good. As in nothing really aches — it’s been a couple of years since I ran that far.
OTOH, my Garmin thinks I ran 3 miles. I had run 6 when my left calf was just on the verge of cramping up. So I paused my Garmin, and stopped to massage it, which helped. Except for the fact that my Garmin decided to completely dump the 6 miles; since there are usually at least two levels to go through to do that, I don’t know how it happened and was not particularly pleased about it.
I mentally shrugged it off, concentrating on everything I was grateful for (the beautiful day, my body being able to run 9 miles, my health, and so on and so forth). I think the cramping was due to the fact that it was in the low 70s by the end of the run, and despite the lack of humidity, what was I thinking running 9 miles without anything but water? Oops. Luckily I had a salty post run snack waiting for me in the car.
Then I noticed that the sleeve on my top (which I like) is developing a slit. It’s been a week like that, but most definitely first world problems.
Saturday Intention: recover
I woke up feeling pretty darn good after my longest run in a couple of year — which included the big hill, btw — which is very encouraging. So I headed out for a short recovery run. That is all.
Favorites of the week
As I mentioned on FB (follow me here), Mr. Judy bought me these turtles a year ago. Initially we discussed putting them behind my Yoga platform, but I’m grateful I took so long to decide where to put them because I came to realize they would interfere with thumbnails for my Yoga videos. I’m very happy with where I chose to put them.
I got together with a friend for some ice cream this week — didn’t take a photo (you’re welcome). Usually once a year I like to get a brownie sundae there, but I didn’t feel like it that day — so just got one scoop, hot fudge, and whipped cream. It definitely hit the spot even though it was on the cooler side!
The new aide seems good, although I’ve learned you can’t judge from first days; it can take a while for them to show their true nature. However, I still need to go back down next week because she’s taking off a few days for doctor’s appointments. I will have been there weekly for a month by that point. Yes, I’m tired! To end on a high note, though, the actual aide change went pretty smoothly.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m sharing thoughts on Squirrel’s Nut Butter and on Friday I’m taking you through my long run via the Koshas (which I will obviously briefly explain.