A Welcome Dose of Sunshine . . . : 1/16 – 22 WRD

. . . in a very gray week

Another week, another pop up chance to visit my mom. Trying to reframe here! Had nothing to do with her, actually — I’ll talk a bit more about it in the favorites section. Oh, yeah, I ran, too. A teeny bit.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner continuing to try to find the balance with my Yin & Yang.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (15 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (30 min), 1ish mile TM, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), Pilates (25 min), Dogwalk
  • Friday: Yoga (35 min), 1ish mile TM
  • Saturday: Yoga (30 min), 4 mile walk @ Ashokan Reservoir, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Sunday: Rest Day — there will be some Yoga later

Running Mileage: 3 (+1

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

Running Update

Wednesday intention: take it easy
Definitely no plans to push it, it’s been weeks since I ran. So I started off with Peloton’s “You can run” program — which I still ended up modifying to suit my needs.

Friday intention: keep going easy
My body definitely let me know it had been a long time since I’d run. The intervals (which I still modified for my own needs) were longer on the second run of the Peloton “You Can Run” program — which at least start with run/walk. It was probably close to 3 miles total for the week and that’s just fine for now.

The sky was on fire before this week’s wintry mix storm. More snow on its way but no pretty sunrise this morning

Favorites of the week
The new dishwasher is definitely much better than the old dishwasher. So far we’re very happy with it.

Now that’s what I’m talking about. Back for a walk at the Ashokan Reservoir before heading home.

I had no plans to visit my mom this week. I’d been there last week. I plan to be there next week, when my brother will be in town. Except . . . a high school friend’s mother passed away. The service was only about 20 minutes away from where my mom lives. On the road again . . .

ICYMI: Strengthen your quads, hips, and low back all while relaxing at the wall here.

Coming up on Friday: Runfessions! You know I don’t like to miss a chance to runfess.

27 thoughts on “A Welcome Dose of Sunshine . . . : 1/16 – 22 WRD

  1. Welcome back to running. And blogging.

    I don’t think I saw any sun this week.

    Hopefully things will improve this week.

    At least I will be home all week so I don’t have to get my miles done in the dark.

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  2. That sunrise is spectacular. I rarely see one in my neighborhood, but once in a while I time it right with Scooby.

    Sorry about the funeral. Glad you were able to be there though.

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  3. Any running is good running as far as I’m concerned. As you know, I don’t run much anymore but there’s something about taking a break from it that reminds us just how difficult it is. Sorry about the funeral. I’ve been slowly starting to lose former classmates. It’s sobering for sure. Gorgeous pics as always Judy!

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  4. Both those photos are amazing! Glad you got in a couple runs- that Peloton program sounds good.
    It’s nice you were able to go to the funeral and support your friend. I’m sure she appreciated it!

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    1. We hadn’t seen each other in quiet a few years — she lives in MD. Even though she came up often to visit her mom, and it wasn’t too far from where my mom lives — we just never seemed able to sync up.


  5. I’m glad to hear you’re back to running, and on your own terms 😉 I hope the transition back goes smoothly. Last weekend, we learned of the passing of two high school classmates (early January for one, and mid-November for the other). It’s a real shock hearing of people your own age who are now gone (and both of these were suspicious deaths, which is probably why the news wasn’t released in a timely manner).

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    1. Always on my own terms. 🙂 It was my friend’s mother who passed, thankfully, not my friend. While her mother was several years younger than mine, she also lived a good, long life. This friend & one other were my closest friends from HS — & since I moved away from my hometown decades ago, I don’t really have much contact with my former classmates.


  6. First things first – that photo of the white clouds on the blue sky is absolutely stunning. And what a powerful sunrise!
    I’m happy to see you’ve been running again. I probably will need to do a similarly very careful start-up program when I get back to it. But that’s ok.

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  7. So many beautiful sunrises in this week’s linkup! There was a very pretty one I could see in my rearview mirror as I drove down the Shenandoah Valley on I-81 on Wednesday. I kept an eye out for a higher elevation exit where I could take a picture, but didn’t come across a good one before the color vanished.

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend’s mom, but nice that you could be there for your friend.

    Yay for easing back into running!

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  8. I love that reservoir photo – so beautiful!

    So sorry to hear about your friend’s mom, that is so sad. The small silver lining is that you were able to be there to support here and also visit with your mom.

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  9. What lovely photos! I’m sorry to hear about the funeral and am glad you could attend. I had to miss my uncle’s funeral recently (really hard to get to and I was not sure who was going to be there who might cause issues) but my cousin kindly kept me an order of service.

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    1. We are actually attending Lloyd’s uncle’s funeral this weekend. Although he’d been quite sick, it was still not really expected.

      I’m so sorry you had to miss your uncle’s funeral. With the exception of the uncles who died when I was a teenager, we weren’t able to attend the funerals of any of my aunts & uncles — they were pretty much across the country.

      We do the best we can & hold them in our hearts.


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