All the leaves are brown . . .: 11/28 – 12/4 WRD

. . . and they’re all on the ground

I had this post almost completely written yesterday (on the desktop). When I went to put in the photos from my phone, somehow all the stuff I’d updated disappeared. So here I am, trying to recreate 90% of the post.

The week started out rough with me feeling suddenly burnt out — maybe walking around my yard in my pjs (with a sweater over the top) last Sunday morning wasn’t the brightest idea after al? I’m feeling fine now, although that could change after a trip to my mom — or could it?


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and wondering why that proverbial balance is so hard to find.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (15 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (35 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (15 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (35 min), PB Cardio Toning (25 min), Dogwalk
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), 6 mile long-er run, Dogwalk, Pilates (15 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (25 min), Dogwalk, PB Cardio Toning (25 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy with pickups the last mile, Dogwalk, PM Yoga (20 min)

Running Mileage: 9 (-3

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

Running Update

Almost all the algae is gone with the heat

Friday intention: long-er run
My main aim was just to take it easy. A bit on the slow side but not too bad. After Marcia’s photo of the beaverized tree, wouldn’t you know I saw a tree a beaver had worked on too? Not quite to the same degree though. I also saw a Great Blue Heron — I thought they’d all gone south since I hadn’t seen any recently. I did pick the best weather of the week for this run, just a bit cold and windy but not bad.

It was a bit above freezing, but a feels like 30F & snow — although we aren’t actually expecting snow

Sunday intention: strengthen
Today’s run felt pretty good. The first couple of miles were on the slower side, but the last mile (when I did the pickups) was a full minute faster. I took a very short walk through the woods afterwards on the bike trails. As you can see not that exciting, but fun to mix it up a littler. I used to use these trails for warms up a few years ago!

I think they’re crow feathers. I don’t want to think about how these came to be on the path.

Favorites of the week
It was a quiet week. I ordered a new dog coat for Bandit on Cyber Monday, which came today. It’s always hard to tell with him, but at least he walked well in it — and it has d-rings on the back so he doesn’t need a harness underneath it. Didn’t manage a photo yet.

ICYMI: December & January will be all about nourishing yourself. Loosen up your spine and chest with me here, I’ve also got a longer Vlog with tips on easing depression and anxiety here.

Coming up on Friday: I hope to have my November wrap up (tomorrow I think I’m heading to my mom for a short visit).

28 thoughts on “All the leaves are brown . . .: 11/28 – 12/4 WRD

  1. I can’t wait to see bandit in his new jacket. Luna hates wearing things. Leonidas doesn’t quite care.

    Crazy that there is another beaver-eaten tree! We don’t have beavers, so that’s new for me to see.

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    1. I totally forgot to mention I swear another white squirrel on my run today! Oops. Too far away to be Albie.

      I’m not sure what would have gotten a crow except maybe an eagle. We do have coyotes here, but not many & I’ve never heard of one there. It was . . . odd.

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  2. Glad you are feeling better. I swear there is so much illness going around right now–I’m not surprised to hear when people are getting sick. We mask at work, so hopefully, I can avoid most everything.

    Don’t you remember when West Nile virus killed all the crows? I wouldn’t think that would happen this time of year, but it is pretty odd that a crow would be dead in the woods!

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    1. It was only one wing . . . we actually had birds dropping dead from bird flu not that long ago, but that was a different place.

      Of course my mom was just exposed to COVID again & I’m going to see her. Plus a bunch appointments coming up! I really think I just needed the rest. I’m lucky that I can do that — even if I don’t always want to!


  3. Yes you are lucky that you can rest when you need it. Hope you are feeling better.

    But it’s my fault that I just enjoy racing. If only I had better weather for my last few.

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  4. Well, a lot of people are getting sick these days! We’ve managed to dodge everything so far. Glad you’re feeling okay now… and good luck with the trip to your mom’s. Hope you can all stay healthy.

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  5. I had a couple of mornings, last week, where I woke up more exhausted than when I’d gone to bed, but I blame myself (and my busyness) as opposed to illness. Max has a couple of sweaters I’ve knitted for him. Fortunately, he doesn’t mind wearing them on the really cold days. The youngest daughter got him four “doggy boots” for his paws…and those are a no-go.

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  6. Are dogs usually ok with wearing things? It seems so alien to me, but then I’m a cat owner!
    I’m glad you’re feeling better and I hope you don’t get any nasty bugs from your mother!
    I’ve been interested in trying some yoga for better mobility, it’s probably a good addition to my strength training. Good to find your YouTube channel!

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  7. I hope your mom continues to feel well and you too! Love when a dog coat doubles as a harness. I guess I should thank my lucky stars that Ozzy will pretty much wear whatever we put on him!

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    1. My mom seems indestructible. Which isn’t actually the case but this is her second really close exposure (they play bridge together) & so far, so good.

      Oh Bandit will wear it. He just may not move in it. 🤣


  8. Glad you are feeling better. Everyone seems to be getting sick the last few weeks. We don’t have a dog but my daughter does now and I sent him a cute puffer coat who knows if they actually like wearing these things!?.

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  9. I saw a blue heron in the creek behind our house yesterday. We’re enough farther south than you that perhaps he’s one of yours that’s here on a layover. LOL

    I hope Bandit loves his new coat! Pablo got a new sweater from his other grandparents. He might need it today!

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  10. All the leaves have dropped off my acer but I’m taking that as a sign I need to look at it and decide where I or the garden man we get in twice a year prunes it now I can see the shape properly …! Hope your mum is OK (I’m so behind on my blogs at the moment) and you are properly better now.

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