Sleep was spotty this week, which led to many senior moments. There was a trip to mom, so there was a short hike but a bit less running than I wanted. As usual I just tried to do the best I could.
- Monday: Yoga (35 min), 2 mile hike @ Greenport Conservation Area
- Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, PB Cardio Toning (25 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga (35 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, Pilates (15 min)
- Thursday: Yoga (30 min), 2 mile Recovery Run, Dogwalk
- Friday: Yoga (20 min), PB ST (25 min), Dogwalk, Walk with a friend
- Saturday: Yoga (25 min), Dogwalk, <== sort of a rest day
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 6 mile long-er run,
Dogwalksnow started early, PM Yoga (20 min)
Running Mileage: 11 (+2)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Wednesday intention: take it easy
I wasn’t going to run today. I never sleep well during the Full Moon and today was no different. After resting in bed a while after waking up in the early morning hours I got a second wind so I decided to go for it. I started out feeling pretty strong and then had to drag myself through the last mile. I probably should have rested; my Garmin scolded me the next day.
Thursday intention: recover
Going to my mom tends to throw my running “schedule” off, and that was as true as ever this week. I wanted to get in more miles, but I also knew I’d be better served by a short recovery run so that’s what I did.
Sunday intention: go long-er
This was a run where Mr. Judy said “you know it’s snowing, right?”. Ah, the things non runners say The snow actually started much earlier than forecast, so Bandit didn’t get a walk. We’ll see how obnoxious he is today.
So yes, I’m sweating while there are snowflakes sticking to my eyebrows. This was actually a decent run. It’s most likely my last trail run of the year, too. I don’t do the trails after we’ve had a snow that sticks (unless it warms up quickly, and it’s not supposed to).
It was going great, not slippery at all, until I got to just before turning around when I stepped onto a sheet of ice beneath the snow and slowly (and gently) went down, thankfully falling the way you’re supposed to mostly — I am not hurt. I also stepped on another patch of ice beneath the snow on the other side coming back, but this time I managed to stay upright.
That’s why I don’t run trails once the snow sticks around. It’s just not worth it to me. You never know what’s actually lurking down there.
Favorites of the week
It was a busy week (for me), and getting together with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while was definitely one of the highlights. Even if it was cold and windy.
I went the other way at Greenport Conservation Area on the way home from mom. So much mud! The overlook was just okay, but now I know. I might have liked it more if I hadn’t had to slog so much. Thank goodness my hiking boots are waterproof. I also timed it beautifully to arrive at home just as the sun was setting (and it was a lovely sunset, too) — I really wanted to keep going but glad I resisted.
Bandit can be so iffy, but for whatever reason, the vets and vet techs here have no problems with him. In fact the vet tech asked if I wanted to collect a urine sample and I said no thanks, you try. She said he pee’d on a post right away and was no trouble for the blood draw. The bill for an annual checkup and senior panel and urinalysis was about a third of last month’s credit card bill — and that one was higher than usual. I thought Mr. Judy was going to kill me for agreeing to all that but he was surprising cool about it. True love — for Bandit, that is.
Coming up on Friday: Probably nothing. Several appointments next week and then back at my mom for an overnight next weekend.