It was a week filled with errands and appointments for both myself and Mr. Judy. I had planned to go see my mom, but between the weather, her schedule, and ours, there wasn’t really a day available. Not great for my mom but good for me.
- Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, PB Walking with Weights (30 min)
- Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), 5 min SB WU, 10 min TM WU, 3ish Tempo TM run, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, all the Yoga (class + film videos)
- Thursday: Yoga (20 min), 7 mile LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk, PB Cardio Toning (25 min)
- Saturday: Yoga (25 min), Dogwalk, Walk with friends, Peloton Pilates (20 min)
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy including a fartlek, Dogwalk, Peloton Pilates (15 min), Yoga PM (20 min)
Running Mileage: 13 (-2)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday intention: work on endurance + speed
Back for a week 5 tempo, with 3 blocks of 5 minutes at tempo this time. I haven’t done 5 weeks of tempos, I just skipped ahead. Another rainy day on and off. I dropped the tempo pace down, but I was able to finish all three five minutes blocks — even with that short an interval, it still became a mental battle towards the end!
Thursday intention: time on feet
Cutting back to 7 miles this week. No weird ankle pain, yippee! 5 Herons sighted. It was fairly consistent, although there was one mile slightly faster and one mile slighter slower. Beautiful weather — I’d say yes please to this weather for a race! It was a cool morning and I worried I’d overdressed, but since the paths are mostly shady, I was quite comfortable with what I chose — if I’d switched to the top I was considering, I would have been cold!
I parked in a different parking lot just so I could take my vest off if I wanted to, but I never needed to (which doesn’t mean I didn’t get sweaty). It does mean that I didn’t get to sit in my favorite place to journal and eat my post run snack and just generally soak up the calm of the river, but better safe than sorry.
Sunday intention: easy + speed
Sleep has been a bit of a challenge off and on for the last few weeks — not getting to sleep, but getting back to sleep after using the bathroom. It was definitely off last night. Luckily just an easy peasy 3 miles with a bit of speed in the middle. Can someone explain to me why that middle mile which was supposed to be the fastest was the slowest?
Favorites of the week
Walked with a couple of friends yesterday. I had meant to join them last week, too, but then I slept later than usual for me and didn’t even get out to start walking Bandit til 9 am. I slept late this Saturday, too, but the place we were meeting was much closer so I just met up with them after they’d walked a mile or so.
I didn’t really realize how much I needed a break from the back and forth to my mom’s until I got the present of another week at home. Or maybe it’s also the mostly Fall-like weather (or both). I feel guilty, because I know how bored and lonely she feels at times. They’re not even eating in the dining room all the time right now because they don’t have enough staff.
I also got my first chiropractic adjustment since apparently 2019. Remember how those used to appear on my monthly wrapup? Well I finally did it! It was funny — we were chatting at the start of the appointment, and discussing the trail 10k I’d done last month. Guess when my last appointment was? Right after I did that 10k for the first time three years ago!
Life is weird sometimes
ICYMI: Fall is quite literally coming so I have a transformation- themed practice for you today. This practice will strengthen your entire posterior chain — flow with me here, You can also listen to my Intro to Affirmations here, Courage & Transformation Affirmations here, and learn a Humming Bee Breath (and its benefits) here (which we’ll be using in all the practices in September). Every wondered why Yin Yoga doesn’t use Sanskrit names for the postures? I’ll explain here.
Coming up on Friday: Probably still nothing. Right now I’m focusing on getting lots of videos up on the my Channel.