Well, actually I *think* I will still be going on vacation, but there’s more aide drama — why does this always seem to happen around my vacations? — and I’m going to feel guilty leaving my sister to deal with it, even though she’s telling me to go. Life can just be hard sometimes!
I also had to juggle being at my mom’s and the closing of the preserve I run at (duck hunting) this week, which meant I was constantly running when I didn’t want to, but I survived. On the upside, there was a lot of time in parks and on the trails this week, which is lovely this time of year.
- Monday: Yoga (30 min), Hilly 2.5 miles at moms, 2.5 mile walk/hike @ Greenport Conservation Area
- Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), 4 mile tempo interval run, Pilates (15 min), Yoga PM (20 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, PB Cardio Toning (25 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (35 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (20 min)
- Friday: Yoga (20 min), 11 mile LSD, Pilates PM (20 min)
- Saturday: Dogwalk, 2 mile recovery run
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), PB Cardio Toning (20 min), Dogwalk and or walk at a park
Running Mileage: 17 (+2)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Tuesday intention: push speed a little
The last thing I wanted to do the day after I got back, but I knew I needed to get my long run in on Friday (before the trails closed) so I did it. Extended the tempo intervals again — slower than last week, but I got it done.
Friday intention: go long — endurance
It was warmer today (which is why I didn’t want to run today when I tried to schedule out my week), but not that warm. I told myself I’d just run, and not stop to take photos, but nope, I stopped — many, many times. It was just too pretty! I got to test out a skirt for a longer run — although this one would work, I don’t think I’ll be bringing it with me.
Positive splits. Again. I didn’t feel as wiped out by 11 miles as I did by 9 miles last week (when it was even warmer), so there’s that.
Saturday intention: endurance + recover
A beautiful day to run. Very chilly morning so I waited a while, walked Bandit first, then got after it. Still wasn’t really feeling the running but pleased that my body seems to have handled 11 miles well.
Favorites of the week
It’s peak week up here! Just walking around the neighborhood brings me so much joy.
There are more photos on Facebook (here if you don’t follow me already) — in fact, there’s a lot of photos on Facebook this week — because I was busy besides the running. Stopped back at the same park we were at the previous week but got much further around the lake since I was on my own.
Then stopped at another park on the way home. This one has miles of trails and I only had time for 3 miles! I will definitely be going back there.
ICYMI: Strengthen your lower and upper back while also opening up your chest (and maybe boosting your immune system — flow with me here, On a subtler level this practice may help you release some grief. You can also listen to my Letting Go Affirmations here.
Coming up on Friday: Yeah, no, there’s nothing coming up other than me already prepping for this trip!