Reunited & It Feels So Good: 11/7 – 13 WRD

Reunited with:

  • Bandit
  • Home
  • The neighborhood
  • My stationary bike
  • The trails

Take your pick! Actually I do enjoy the stationary bike warmup, so that’s what the title originally referred to. I’m dropping running back down, although still going to do the long-ish run on the trails — probably not too much longer (snow, etc.) but we’ll see.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner while decompressing from our vacation.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, PB Cardio Toning (30 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), 1 recovery mile, Dogwalk, Pilates PM (15 min)
  • Thursday: PB ST (25 min), 3ish miles walking/hiking @ Greenport Conservation Area, visit mom
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Yoga PM (35 min) <== rest day
  • Saturday: PB Cardio Toning (25 min), Dogwalk, Yoga PM (60 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 6 mile long-er run, Yoga PM (20 min)

Running Mileage: 10 (+10

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

Running Update

The run was outside in my neighborhood, which gave me the opportunity to do a stationary bike warm up

Tuesday intention: take it easy
Still slow. I may have taken a week off of running after my race, but it wasn’t exactly recovery mode.

Yup broke out the gloves & ponytail fleece lined hat for this one

Wednesday intention: recover
A beautiful day, but chilly. Also sunny with little wind.

Ever notice how the yellow leaved trees hold on longer?

Sunday intention: a shorter long run
Chilly and somewhat windy this morning, but a slow six miles felt good. I could actually come home, change, and immediately prep veggies for lunch. During half training, I would have needed to relax more first. There’s something to be said for running less, for me.

I ate my breakfast bar at this gazebo

Favorites of the week
Going to my mom’s gave me another chance to explore Greenport Conservation Area. I revisited two of the overlooks first and ate my breakfast.

View from my favorite overlook (so far)
Also had a snack here; not really much of a view. After I headed towards another overlook but ran out of time before I got there. I’m getting my bearings here.

I explored a bit more of the trail system. I got to one new overlook that unfortunately only had an obstructed view of the Hudson — without the leaves on the trees! I set out for another overlook — but I ran out of time. The first two overlooks are an easy trail and no hiking poles needed. The last one was where the trail walk turned into a hike. There are several overlooks I haven’t visited yet and I want to find out what the views are like from them.

ICYMI: As runners we should love our thighs — but how often do we really show them some love? Let’s do that today — flow with me here, Check out this short guided meditation to love your body here.

Coming up on Friday: I haven’t even begun to work on my half recap — so probably nothing else coming til next week’s WRD.

33 thoughts on “Reunited & It Feels So Good: 11/7 – 13 WRD

  1. Looks like you had some pretty, bluebird skies this week, despite the chill. I have noticed that about the yellow leaves. We have a maple that quickly turns red but goes bare in the blink of an eye.

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  2. I have noticed that the yellow leaves do seem to linger longer! I wonder why? That beautiful overlook on the trail you explored makes me want to go there. Your trails are lovely. I’m still not willing to cut back on my running to hop on the bike but I will dial back my miles for the winter.

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    1. Those two really pretty overlooks are relatively easy to access — which is great. There are a couple in the opposite direction than I went & I don’t think those are too hard either.

      My biking is a very quick warmup for my run. Easy peasy.


  3. The photo of that overlook is beautiful! As much as Ive been complaining about our warm weather- it looks like it might be a little too chilly there for me. But I’m very envious of those trails!

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  4. Your trails sure do look nice! As you know, I’ve been on the bike a LOT in recent weeks, and it feels so good to get that low-impact cardio fix while other “things” heal. It seems like all of our trees suddenly turned brown, then were barren a day or so later. But, I guess that enables us to see the blue sky through the branches a bit better, right? #GlassHalfFull 😉

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  5. Have never used the bike to warm up… but again I’m always in a rush to get back to work so I skip the warm up and cool down. I guess that’s why I enjoy my long runs (weekends, friends and brunch)

    I feel like I’ve been to those trees. Same as Harrier Hill?

    Today was a great day to run and I was super over dressed. I have to remember that it’s not winter yet.


    1. Harrier Hill does connect to Greenport but there’s a far amount of distance between the two. You may have seen it — I don’t have enough time to see the whole think at once. I had to leave fairly early to get a bit more time than usual this time & get to my mom on time.


  6. That trail overlook looks really nice and peaceful. Great idea to take advantage before it gets snowy. Using the bike to warm up is a great idea

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    1. The bike works great as a warmup but only when I’m not driving somewhere. I had that overlook completely to myself. The first time I was there there were quite a few people there. But it’s relatively big, too.


  7. That overlook view is gorgeous! Wow!

    It always feels good to come home. I bet Bandit was glad for you to be back!

    It will be a long time before we get snow here — usually not until Jan or Feb even.

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    1. We can get snow (but generally not sticking) in October. In fact, FB memories showed me we got a during on this day 8 years ago! That’s why I like posting photos to FB. 😊 Sometimes we get big storms around Thanksgiving/early December.

      And February . . . ugh, usually worst month of Winter!


  8. As much as I love vacations, it’s always so nice to get back home. 🙂

    We rode our bikes through a side street in Leesburg yesterday that was lined with gingko trees. The leaves were yellow with about half on the road and the other half on the trees. It was lovely. In hindsight I wish we’d stopped for a picture.

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  9. Lovely pics! I was happy to be home after my holiday last week, not quite so happy to have unwell cats (they hate the cattery; we’re looking for another solution for if we ever get to go away again) and grey skies with dusk at 4.15pm!!

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    1. Is it possible to have someone come in to take care of your cats? That’s what we always did. We actually had someone come in in the morning & evening (we never free fed them). I hope everyone feels better soon!

      Yay for what looked like a lovely vacay!


      1. Better now, thank you, and we’ve spoken to a lovely woman who is going to cat-sit for us next time, visiting twice a day but also a few times before we go away next for them to get used to her. We’ll keep them to the bathroom, hall, landings and stairs as they can’t be trusted alone in all the rooms, but it feels like a better solution.

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      2. That sounds great! I used to shut them out of our bedroom but otherwise they had the run of the house. You just never know when they might hack up a hair all & that is NOT fun to come home to. They’ll still miss you, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a much better solution. Good luck!


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