Welcome Home: 1/30 – 2/5 WRD

I am happy (once again) to be home. While I have to work out when I’ll next go see my mom, other than that, hopefully, I’ll be staying put for a while and enjoying the longer days.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and easing back into activity . . . again.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), 2 mile hike @ Harriman State Park, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), 1.5ish miles TM, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (25 min) <== rest day
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 1.5ish miles TM, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)

Running Mileage: 3ish (+1

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

Running Update

Friday intention: work on cadence
I had planned to run Thursday, but it was just hard to squeeze in with the stuff I had to catch up on. Very definitely a treadmill day, way to cold to run outside — IMHO — or walk Bandit even. This week Peloton is focusing on cadence. Part of the run was just to a metronome sound set to 180 bpm. I still can’t count steps!

Sunday intention: work on cadence
This run also worked on cadence, but this time the instructor was our metronome — and I really enjoyed this run. I found her counting the beat to be very helpful.

Happy to catch some sunshine on a cloudy day at Harriman State Park on Monday

Favorites of the week
Exploring Harriman State Park on the way to NJ. Supporting my husband’s family through the hard times. Finally got together with a friend I hadn’t seen in a couple of months to walk. It was chilly but it was great to catch up with her.

Crazy winds on Friday blew this shovel from the garage (to the right of the house at the top of the driveway) to the mailbox

Lots of rest, sort of, this week. The first half — the second half was tiring catching up with stuff I couldn’t get done while away. Hoping to get a bit more time at home in the coming months — although the visits to my mom will continue as always.

ICYMI: In February I have quite a few practices that are great for runners! Check out the vlog here for more info and a demo of Down Dog variations. Then hit up today’s Yin Yoga practice to work on your whole Posterior Chain while also deeply relaxing here.

Coming up on Friday: I have so much I want to write about, but other projects I also want to work on. I’m playing more catch up this week!

27 thoughts on “Welcome Home: 1/30 – 2/5 WRD

  1. Didn’t you run to a metronome a few years ago? I seem to recall that. I used to use the beat of the music to pace my runs. I don’t listen to music as much as I did when I ran on the roads, but every Friday when I run the bike path, I do! And I find myself adapting to the beat. It’s kind of fun!

    Enjoy your week at home.

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    1. I have tried to run to a metronome. I don’t listen to anything when I run outside though. My cadence isn’t great, but I think that may be due to run/walk intervals. I actually think I may want to revisit that second cadence run on a regular basis, at least occasionally.


  2. What a pretty park! There are so many that we drive past on the way to the farm, but we’re always in such a hurry that we never stop. We keep saying we’ll stop at Natural Bridge, but have yet to do so. We’re heading to the farm on Tuesday and won’t be able to stop then either. Perhaps this summer?

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  3. Seems like we all got hit with cold weather this week! I’m just grateful for all the sunshine. I am trying to work on my cadence. it’s tough with long legs…it’s challenging to take “shorter” strides (hence a faster cadence, theoretically, would/should ensue).

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  4. As is often the case with super cold weather, at least the sun was out, right? I’m not loving outdoor runs in single digits either. Maybe if I were training for something I’d suck it up but nope!

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  5. Yoga is so much harder for me than running. I had started doing yoga a little more regularly for a while, but haven’t done any since I’ve been injured. I subscribed to your channel and when I have a minute I’ll check out some of your videos. I find yoga more helpful for me for the mental stuff, and I really want to make sure that I include it into my routine again. It’s just hard to make time for everything.

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  6. That park looks so peaceful! Happy you’re planning to stay put for a while.
    Those were some crazy winds indeed to blow the shovel that far out! We had a crazy freak storm, maybe a month ago – it cut a huge branch off one of our big trees and landed on the wall we share with the neighbour. And when we drove out there were several trees across the roads in our neighbourhood. It couldn’t have lasted more than 5 minutes, maybe 3 or 4 actually, so I was shocked by the damage caused.

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