All About Letting Go: 10/3 – 9 WRD

This week Yom Kippur fell mid week. Yom Kippur is about atoning for your sins, and asking forgiveness for the same. You are supposed to fast for 24 hours — including no drinking. At all. We do fast, but we both drink. I’m sure God will forgive me for not wanting to be dehydrated. That took away one day this week, and today I’m on my way to my mom at some point — so there goes about a day and a half. I will almost certainly be late with commenting; thanks for understanding!

The week was somewhat busy, although my stress levels (according to my Garmin) seem more normal and it was a week of strong running — even if it did leave me tired.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner — and trying to let go of my limiting beliefs, as well of any attachments to how I think my life should look. It’s not easy!

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (15 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (35 min), 4 mile tempo interval run, Pilates (12 min), Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, rest day (Yom Kippur)
  • Thursday: Yoga (35 min), walk/hike at Peebles Island State Park, Pilates (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), 9 mile LSD, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (25 min), Dogwalk, 2 mile recovery run
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), PB Cardio Toning (20 min), Some hiking @ Schor Conservation Area

Running Mileage: 15  (NC

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

Running Update

Cool, windy & just a bit rainy

Tuesday intention: push speed a little
Another pleasing tempo intervals run. Longer and faster than last week, plus kept the walk breaks in check, too. So sad that they paved another section of this trail. I will really not be happy if they pave the whole trail!

Just some Fall color
More “Falling” (not literally)

Friday intention: test out different trail shoes, go long
I wore the Topos for this run, and that worked fine on a longer run. I was, unfortunately, overdressed for this run. It got warmer than initially shown — mid 60s by the end — and I really felt it. Not too long ago mid 60s probably would have felt good, but this was a humid mid 60s — very suddenly (and then a dive down into the 40s the next morning).

Wish the view kept me energized

The run started out well. I was consciously trying to keep it slower than last week in the beginning — well, nope, it was faster. Like last week I slowed down a fair amount in the second half — but on the other hand, this run was also faster overall. I will take that. It drained me though.

Not my best angle but #nofilterneeded

Sunday intention: endurance + recover
A much cooler day than yesterday — unfortunately with Yom Kippur in the middle of the week and going to my mom today, there wasn’t a whole lot of wiggle room with my runs. I definitely wasn’t feeling this run either, but it was just 2 recovery miles with one walk break in the middle. Fall is beginning to really pop and may hit peak next week.

Again hoping recent rains would lead to more water here — nope, but we did see an Eagle

Favorites of the week
If you don’t follow me on Facebook, we took a walk/hike at a local state park on a really beautiful day mid week and then had lunch outside. A good time was mostly had by all — Bandit has been strangely balky about hiking recently. He seems okay (and this behavior predates the tick). It could just be worsening of his arthritis but in general he seems okay. He’s due for his annual soon.

ICYMI: Today’s Yin Yoga practice will strengthen your low back, open up your side body so you can breath deeper, and may help digestion with some gentle twists — flow with me here, If Dragonfly (the straddle pictured above) is hard for you, I’ll detail variations you can take in this tutorial here. You can also listen to my Letting Go Affirmations here.

Coming up on Friday: Time for some Runfessions!

30 thoughts on “All About Letting Go: 10/3 – 9 WRD

  1. We don’t have fall weather here, but that’s okay- I’m living it vicariously through you. Your photos are beautiful!!! And sounds like you got some nice runs in. Good luck with the trip to your mom’s- hope everything goes smoothly.

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  2. Looks like your fall foliage is coming in nicely. It is my favorite time of the year. We are a few weeks behind you. however, we did enjoy some nice crisp mornings this week

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  3. Still light on the colors for me. And warm. Wearing my skirts until below 32. Haven’t regretted it.

    I didn’t realize you wore low drop shoes. I love them because of my neuroma and bunions. Great wide toe box. Brooks and brands are much prettier but high drop. sigh.

    Enjoy your weekend. The weather was perfect for running yesterday and today.

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  4. Wonderful autumn colours, thank you! It’s getting pretty round here, too. Watch out for a manhole cover with autumn leaves on my Facebook photo a day thing! I would love to be able to do that stretch but have done something to my back, I have cat/cow etc from my physio and we laughed because when he wanted me to bend down to my toes, I hinged from the hips and he wanted me to round my back like most people will – he said he could see I did yoga or something similar!

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    1. Have had some discussions about hinging vs rolling recently. Hinging is actually better for your back in general but I actually really love to roll up! It also depends on your body. I’m really sorry you’re dealing with back issues; glad you could get into physio quickly!


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