A week at home felt good. Tomorrow I will spend the holiday with my mom, but just the day and will have Mr. Judy on hand to help with the driving. It was a good week for a little local exploring!
In other news it’s Bandit’s gotcha day today. More on that at the end.
- Monday: Pilates (40 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
- Tuesday: Yoga AM (30 min), 2ish mile hike @ Burden Pond Preserve, Barre (20 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga AM (20 min), 7 mile LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Thursday: Yoga AM (20 minutes), Dogwalk, Taught Yoga (30 min), PB Toning Cardo (25 min)
- Friday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Saturday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
Running Mileage: 13 (NC)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Wednesday Intention: body scan & breathwatching
It was a beautiful day, with low humidity, but still, by the time I finished this run it was also 75F. I got out too late. Not a bad run though! Slow, yes. No races in my immediate future so I’m taking it easy.
I did take a break just 1/3 into the run to explore Lock 7 on the Erie Canal (yes, this bike path runs along the Erie Canal). With all the miles I’ve logged there, I’ve never really explored the lock. I knew I’d pay for this little detour at the end, but it was worth it.
Friday Intention: find the fun
Today was forecast to rise into the 90s — which it did, and I was successful in getting myself out fairly early. Thankfully not yet humid and somewhat shady. I took it easy and it wasn’t a bad run. HR was high the first mile again, but normal the last two miles. No, not obsessing about it — just noting it.
Sunday Intention: breath in calm, breath out tensions & pay attention to HR
I’m beginning to suspect that the wonky HR lately is just due to heat acclimation. It was totally normal for this run — I just glanced at it now & again to make sure it wasn’t climbing, and it wasn’t — despite the hills. I wore Newtons in the first time in forever (or so it feels like). Slow run but just building strength and base.
I did find another free library close to my neighborhood on my cool down walk, but alas the few books in there had major water damage.
Favorites of the week
6 years ago this day we met with Bandit’s previous owner and Bandit in our backyard and adopted him then and there — despite the fact that he’d already nipped Mr. Judy. He’d lived with cats and dogs — what could go wrong? Plenty, it turns out.
Long story short within a week of that private adoption he’d bitten a vet, lunged at both Lola and Gizmo, and growled at a lot of different people when I walked him. He was housetrained but had several accidents at first. We had to keep him completely separate from both Giz & Lola for a long time — which was particularly difficult with Giz, because he’d jump the baby gates & come into the kitchen. Oh, and did I mention Bandit refused to eat at first? Like, completely?
At the same time I was dealing with the aftermath of my mother’s surgery and then my parents’ move to where my mom lives now.
Today you would never know any of that. It took a lot of work, a lot of training, and a lot of treats — and ultimately CBD oil. He is also laser focused on food now and completely crushed when he doesn’t get food at a meal — our meals, that is. Does he miss animal companions? I guess we’ll never know since I don’t intend to adopt any animals while we have him.
I guess it’s just another lesson in never giving up!
ICYMI: This Yin Yoga practice will work the whole posterior chain, focusing mainly on the low back, hips and glutes. Just what the runner ordered! If you believe in energy work, it will also help to balance your Chakras; practice with me here, After (or before!) I get a little personal with my love for this country here.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m looking back at the first half of 2022 and Friday I’m sharing ways to make Summer running more fun.