Can you name that movie? I was a little disappointed that the recent remake was very similar to the original movie. It was good, but why make it if you’re not adding something original? It did add a little, but truly mostly it seemed very similar — to me, anyway.
I hope that you’ve been able to stay cool this week. Wish me luck staying cool at my mom’s cause she doesn’t even like to run the AC (despite an apartment on the third floor).
While it might seem from the workouts update that this week was light on fitness, I was busy all week with quite a few things and I need extra rest in the heat. I’m happy with what I did. I finally got that cutback week. Couldn’t come at a better time, alongside a heatwave with record heat.
- Monday: Yoga (20 min),Dogwalk <== rest day
- Tuesday: 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, PB ST + some bonus core (30 min), Yoga AM (20 min)
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Yoga AM (20 min) <== rest day
- Thursday: Yoga AM (20 minutes), Dogwalk, TM Bootcamp 2.25 miles, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga AM (20 minutes, Dogwalk, Yoga afternoon (30 min)
- Saturday: 6 mile long-er run, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, PB Walking with Weights (25 min), Short Hike @ Montgomery Place?
Running Mileage: 11.25 (-3.75)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday Intention: training is a joy
Seriously that’s the intention I’ve been working a lot with as it’s heated up (even though I’m not training for anything). It did help me through a hot and humid early run — the cloud cover didn’t hurt either.
Thursday Intention: find the joy
I’ve got to say that with the Peloton treadmill bootcamp, just surviving it seemed to be the name of the game for me. Not so sure I found the joy but I did finish. I think it would have been easier to get up and out very early (again!) and run in the heat. Guess we’ll never know. My hat’s off to those that do this on the regular!
Saturday Intention: enjoy the privilege of running
Despite the effort to hydrate well the day before and the early wakeup, I actually slept well and didn’t have to get up during the night. I worked hard on visualizing myself enjoying this run that had no cloud cover, not even the whisper of a breeze, and started with temps in the low 70s. A day where it’s 90F by noon is a hot one!
Was I successful? Partially. It helped, as did the cooling gaiter above — you can buy it with my Amazon Affiliate link here. The gaiter actually really helped to physically cool me down during my cooldown walk. Dropping to 6 miles was a wise decision too. Could I have run 7 miles? Yes. Did I need to? No, definitely not.
Favorites of the week
Even on the hottest days I’m still spending some time outdoors in my backyard. I am very lucky that it’s very shady! We’ve had to significantly shorten Bandit’s walks, though.
The plan right now is to stop at Montgomery Place. There are some short hikes there that are pretty shady, there’s a waterfall, and there’s bathrooms. Unfortunately it will probably fall at the hottest time of the day on the hottest day of the year. You bet I’m taking that cooling gaiter with me! Since I’m on the road today (later) and commenting is a little harder on my tablet, I might be a bit slow to comment.
ICYMI: I may have designed this flow with travel in mind (wishful thinking?) but it’s great for runner’s legs anytime. Practice with me here, I’m also breaking down Swan pose (you may know it as Pigeon pose) and its many variations here. Just wanted to quickly mention: I know runners love Pigeon, but Pigeon doesn’t always love runners. It can be really hard on that front knee. Seated figure four pose (which I explain in the tutorial on Pigeon) is a much safer pose with the same benefits.
Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday it’s time to wrap up my July, even though there’s still a few days left in July & on Friday it’s time to get a few things off my chest at the Runfessional!