After about 3 days at my moms, not gonna lie: I was dragging this week. Everyone needs a little downtime sometimes. So far this Summer has been much less wet than last Summer (I know, it’s early days!) and I’ve really enjoyed my reading outside in the backyard — and being able to film in the backyard a lot, too.
- Monday: Yoga (40 min), AM & PM Walks
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (20 min), PB Walking with Weights (25 min), AM Walk
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (30 min), 3 mile run, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Thursday: Yoga AM (30 minutes), Dogwalk
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), 7 Mile LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Saturday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (30 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, PB Walking ST (25 min), Yoga PM (20 min)
Running Mileage: 13 (-1)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Wednesday Intention: run easy
This probably would have been the best day of the week to run long, but after being at my moms two weeks in a row dealing with aide changes & the usual other stuff I’m running around doing while I’m there, I was beat. I wanted to get in three runs this week, so basically no wiggle room. I ran down the steep hilly road outside my neighborhood for the first time in a long time — which of course means I have to run uphill on the way back. Happy to report that everything felt okay.
Friday Intention: run long, body scan each mile
Humidity hadn’t yet moved in, so it was still somewhat cool (although 71F by the time I was finished). I picked a body part to try to relax each mile. My pace was slow, but the HR was still a bit higher than usual.
Thought I had enough water with me (20 oz) but by the end of the run I was having to be conservative. Thankful I was able to refill at the water fountain at this park (and that I didn’t choose the park that doesn’t have a water fountain).
Sunday Intention: run loose
Lately I am concentrating on trying to run relaxed. To really tune into my body. It was hot (but still not too humid) and this is the earliest I’ve gotten out to run this year. Yes, the run was slow; no, it didn’t really feel easy towards the end. But my body? It did feel very good after I was finished (by which point the temp was 73F — before 8 am).
Favorites of the week
It was a quiet week (except the time spent at my mom, that was busy). If you missed my Innisfree photos from last week, you can see them on FB (follow me here).
Just scroll down past the memories of furkid angels. I’m happy to be home, and hope future visits to my mom can just be day visits, at least for a while.
ICYMI: Can Yoga help you lose weight? My short answer is yes — and no; I elaborate in this short vlog here, and of course I need to give you a Yoga flow that may help here. This flow will definitely work your core, tone your whole body, and give your Adrenals a little love, too. Bandit makes cameos.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m wrapping up June and Friday I’m grabbing that hot chocolate as always.