Catching some rays: 1/23 – 29 WRD

Looking at the week, it doesn’t look like I did that much. Not noted is the three Yoga videos I filmed this week — finally catching up a bit. I actually cleaned a lot of our windows, too — it’s been bothering me for a while, and the longer days are helping my energy. The weather was actually relatively nice this week, and I really meant to do one of those runs outside — but chose to run inside and go on the longer walk with a friend outside. Getting outside doesn’t always have to be running (for me).


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner — happy to get in three short runs this week.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, 1.5ish mile TM, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min), 15 ish mile TM, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Sunday: Yoga (40 min), 2ish TM miles, 4 mile walk, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)

Running Mileage: 5ish (+3

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

Running Update

Wednesday intention: take it easy
I ran into a slight problem with the Peloton You Can Run program — it literally forces you to take the prescribed number of rest days. You’re only running two days a week! So I just substituted a 20 minute easy run which went pretty well and the pace was decent — except I forgot to stop my Garmin as I did the cool down. I assure you it didn’t take me 25 minutes to run/walk 1.5 miles (even if it takes longer than that to walk Bandit that distance). Not that there’s anything wrong if it does take you that time!

Friday intention: keep going easy
Into the fourth week of the Peloton program. Three 4 minute blocks of easy running that somehow felt hard. I really dithered about getting out to run, as the morning was warm (it was very windy & much colder later). I ended up on the mill so I could squeeze everything in. Hoping to run outside Sunday . . .

Sunday intention: go a little longer
Obviously I didn’t get outside today, but that was because I wanted to squeeze in this run and shower before meeting up with my friend to walk. Again not “rested” enough to continue the Peloton program, so I chose a 30 minute progressive “beginner” run. Somehow this run felt kind of hard to. Very slowly increasing the distance. I’d rather come back strong than quickly (literally, I guess, LOL).

The cutest bundle of energy

Favorites of the week
OMG the neighbor’s puppy is the cutest thing ever. Not so cute? The fact that they take this tiny ball of fur out off leash, and the minute it sees Bandit (and I’m guessing any other dog) it will just run out in to the street.

View from the bike path (which was clear, at least for 2 miles one way)

Getting together with a different friend whom I haven’t seen in a while; we’d tried a few times but the schedules never matched up. Such a lovely day, too. February is usually the worst month of the year weather-wise, but not this year, thank goodness.

Someone is hungry

ICYMI: I am seriously losing track of my videos, but this is a great Yin Yoga practice for runners; it works the entire posterior chain. Practice with me here.

Coming up on Friday: Maybe I’ll recap January? It’s been a while since I recapped anything!

20 thoughts on “Catching some rays: 1/23 – 29 WRD

  1. Great job getting it done and staying active, Judy! Some of the Peloton series get lost on my app…I know they’re there, but trying to find them back (usually last minute) results in a lot of frustration on my part. I’ve been doing the Split Strength Program with JJ. For the first two weeks, it showed on the main feed (I think) and I could click-it and it would continue from where I’d left off. I don’t know if the format of the feed changed, but I’ve had to go back through my previous workouts and just repeat them. It all worked out in the end, but I doubt I got “credit” for completing the 3-week program (?).

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  2. I’m happy to see you got some runs done. I think following a program like that would drive me mad – I want to decide for myself when to do what and how much I need to rest in between. Your weather looks sunny and nice!

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    1. Yes, the weather has mostly been nice. A few very cold & windy days here & there.

      I definitely have no problems modifying Peloton classes for my own needs, but enforced rest seemed a bit odd! I guess they just want to make sure people don’t burn out. Oddly enough in another FB group I ran across someone else also doing it.


  3. I’m not a fan of prescribed workouts, especially when it comes to running. I know a lot of people like them, though. It’s great that you can use it as a framework and plan your workout around it.

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  4. I swear I don’t know about half of the Peloton stuff that’s on the app until somebody mentions it on a blog. haha! Nice job getting everything done last week. That pup is super cute but no bueno to running in the street. So scary. Our February is shaping up to be pretty stellar in the weather department as well. I hope I didn’t jinx it!

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    1. The puppy was at it again today. Obviously not puppy’s fault. I don’t know why they won’t leash him! But he’s SO freakin’ cute. Seriously just adorable. I wish I could’ve known Lola or Bandit at that age! Bandit has been surprisingly tolerant of him. He even play bowed to him a couple of times today.


  5. I’m glad you’re having a nice February! I remember this month as being SO AWFUL when I lived up north- but it sounds like everyone is pretty happy with the weather this year.
    You did a lot of yoga this week! I stopped doing yoga because of a wrist issue, and I miss it. I’m hoping to get back to it eventually.
    The puppy…. so, so cute. I hope they’re careful with him running into the street like that!

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    1. Bandit has met up with him a few times (puppy comes barreling out of nowhere, makes a beeline for Bandit, rolls over onto his back, then lays down between my legs, LOL).

      I don’t think Bandit is quite sure what to make of him, but as time has gone on he’s play bowed to him a few times — not sure how accommodating he’d be to longer exposure to that little bundle of energy, though.

      He’s sooooooooo cute though!


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