Missed opportunities: 9/5 – 11 WRD

Mostly I kept trying to take photos or videos of animals and not getting the shot — I’ll talk more about that at the end! For the most part it was a quiet week but I got in some solid movement. It helps to be home! I am, however, writing this post on Saturday, LOL, so my memory of what actually happened this week is a bit sketchy. Plus there’s something wonky going on when I switch between phone and desktop and I had to redo all the fitness anyway because it stripped it all out.

We’ve been dealing with some minor tech issues lately. Never fun, but definitely first world problems.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, so happy to join up with this linkup and you should do!

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), 3ish Tempo TM run, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Peloton Pilates (20 min), dogwalk
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Friday: Yoga (30 min), Peloton Pilates (10 min), 8 mile LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Filming videos, PB ST (25 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 4 miles easy including a fartlek, Dogwalk, Peloton Pilates (10 min), Yoga PM (20 min)

Running Mileage: 15  (+3

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

Running Update

Tuesday intention: time to tempo
Monday and Tuesday were pretty much a washout. I tried out the Peloton Tempo run from the Marathon training. The tempo portions were short. It felt odd to do an audio only workout while inside, but in general this workout worked for me. Time to pick up the pace for a bit, so to speak. The tempo portions were only 3 minutes. You were strongly told not to walk at all, but since I do train with run/walk, that’s what I did.

A cool and misty morning to start.

Friday intention: keep it easy
Definitely not enough sleep the night before this one. When I glanced at my pace, it seemed slow — however, I stopped a bit past midway to try to take a photo of a nearby heron — complete fail because it immediately flew away. I discovered a new lookout spot, though. At that point my Garmin dumped the first 5 miles of this run.

Unfortunately out of the blue the inside of my right ankle began to hurt. I judged it to be about a 3-4 on a scale of 10. I kept running — in retrospect, I really wish I’d cut the run short and chosen to run longer today. But I didn’t. It definitely hurt afterward, and it hurt when I pressed on it. I didn’t roll my ankle or hit it on anything, I have had no pain there before. Let’s just say I wasn’t happy.

On the plus side, the last 3 miles (which the Garmin deigned to record), were slow negative splits.

Kind of a blah day weather wise. Not sure what these are but they’re taking over here.

Sunday intention: easy + speed
After the semi-fiasco of my long run, I was cautious about this one, even though my ankle felt fine this morning. Except for the fact that I had new shoes to try out . . . I was mentally prepared to cut this run short if need be, but everything was fine — except the humidity! Despite the pain of Friday’s run I was glad I wasn’t running long today. I did put about a mile and a quarter fartlek near the end.

Not a great photo, but one of the kittens? They were much smaller when we first saw them. Or is this the mama?

Favorites of the week
I finally caught a photo of one of the Siamese this week. Of course I’m far away so not the best photo. I know kittens grow really fast but this seems a lot bigger than when we first saw them!

I missed several photo ops this week. The heron, for one (they were everywhere that day!). Then one day I glanced out the window and saw a big woodpecker on one of our pines. I wasn’t really sure if that was a good or bad thing — we’ve never had a woodpecker in our yard before — unfortunately there was no time to try to grab a photo.

Taken with a phone! Is this a Ciccada? We don’t usually see them.

Mr. Judy did catch what we presume was a ciccada posing for us on our deck. He stayed there through our entire meal (he was gone the next day). It’s been hit or miss with the hornets on the deck recently, but they did leave us alone that day.

Of course we all know there were quite a few heavy events this week, and of course they’ve been on my mind. Nuff said.

ICYMI: We’re still opening hips! Say yes and practice with me here, You can also listen to my Intro to Affirmations here, Loving Kindness Affirmations here (yes, I timed it to coincide with 9/11), and learn a Humming Bee Breath (and its benefits) here (which we’ll be using in all the practices in September), plus I’m introducing chanting with a chant for happiness and joy here.

Coming up on Friday: This might be another week with only a WRD post. I’m possibly juggling a daytrip to my mom with weather and other stuff. You never know though!

29 thoughts on “Missed opportunities: 9/5 – 11 WRD

  1. Hope your ankle stays painfree.

    I did run outside on both Monday and Tuesday. Not a washout but not sunny. Lol.

    Currently taking a food coffee break at the Vischer Ferry general store. So good. But so bad if you know what I mean.

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    1. I haven’t been there yet. I keep saying I’m going to but after I’m done running I just want to go home. They’re closed sometimes, too, which is weird since they’re supposed to be open 9-5 I think.

      It may have been rainier here — trust me, I filled many mason jars worth of rainwater Monday – Tuesday.


  2. glad your ankle did not turn out to be an issue. It is weird when those things pop up like that. Great photo of the cicada although I do not care for them!

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  3. That ankle thing is weird–I’m glad it settled down. Yesterday, I caught my pinky toe on a throw rug and now it really hurts. It didn’t stop my run, but still, so random. I swear, it’s always something!

    Nice photo of the cicada. We have a lot of them here. Cocoa likes to eat them after she pulls off the wings. Occasionally one will come to life in her mouth and she goes nuts, lol

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  4. Too bad about the ankle. I hope it’s nothing serious. I’ve been having some hamstring discomfort lately, but it’s definitely not interfering with my running. We have lots of cicadas. I keep finding them on the driveway and hear them every night.

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  5. I’m so glad the ankle pain disappeared! Isn’t it funny how those things suddenly pop up at us?
    We have some grey herons here too – sometimes, when they’re very still, I manage a photo, but it’s always from a long way off!

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  6. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of a cicada up close like that- they’re actually beautiful! That photo is probably more interesting than the heron would have been.
    Glad your ankle is okay! That’s a weird place to have a sudden pain. Sounds like it was nothing serious.

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  7. We have lots of cicadas here and in the late afternoon in to the evening they make an overwhelming, loud sound. They’re gross. Glad the ankle is settling down. Wonder what it was?? Hip opening is always a good idea!

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  8. Twice this week I wanted to take photos of squirrels during my runs, but by the time I got my phone ready to take the shot, the squirrel would be gone, lol. I was especially frustrated this morning because I saw a black squirrel which is so rare for this area, so a picture would have been awesome!

    Sorry to hear about the ankle pain this week but happy it was short lived.

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  9. It’s tough to be fast enough to get photos of wildlife. I usually miss them by the time I pull my phone out, put in the code, and hit the photo icon, etc. I love the photo of the cicada!
    Hip openers are always much-needed for me!

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  10. Glad the ankle didn’t turn out to be too bad. Weird how that happens. That is a fantastic picture of the cicada. I can’t believe that is a phone pic. We have cicadas out here…the dog loves them, me, not so much.

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