Slowly & Steadily: 2/27 – 3/5 WRD

Week 7 of the Peloton You Can Run Program is done! Next week is the last week in the program. A busy week of meetings for me — ending with my mom’s 95th birthday on Friday.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and running in & out & around snowstorms..

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Quick visit to mom, quick visit to Trevor Zoo, Dogwalk (still light when I got home & Bandit often doesn’t walk far when I’m not there, so he got a second, longer walk when I got home).
  • Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), Shoveling, Walking with Weights (25 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, 2ish TM miles, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), 2 recovery miles, Pilates (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Saturday: Shoveling & tree branch removal (Mr. Judy did most of both), 2ish TM miles, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk, Walking with Weights

Running Mileage: 6 ish (-.5

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

Running Update

Wednesday intention: longer intervals, no walking (Peloton Wk7, Day 1)
Week 7, Class 1: warmup with drills, intervals of 5, 4, 3 with recovery running in between. I think — I haven’t been very on top of recording my runs. My bad. By taking it super slow I was able to run with no walking at all. I’m okay with that.

Somewhere under there is the first shoots of our bulbs

Thursday intention: recover
Got out for another slow recovery run in between snowstorms.

Saturday intention: longer intervals, no walking (Peloton Wk 7, Day 2)
This time it was warmup with drills, 3, 4 minutes x 2, and 5 minutes of easy running with recovery running in between intervals. I finished again with no walking.

As I wrote on my FB post, I have a love/hate with zoos. They’re necessary, but when you see animals pacing the fences it’s sad.

Favorites of the week
The weather again wasn’t great but it wasn’t horrible either. I made it to my moms and back before the snow started Monday night and that one was less than expected. Yesterday’s snow was pretty much as predicted.

Woke up to a large branch down that took out one panel on the fence. Luckily Bandit had no desire to plow through 8” of unshoveled snow to investigate & Mr. Judy fixed it all up quickly.

But imagine my surprise to let Bandit out and see that one panel on the fence had been taken out by a very large branch from our pine tree! I love that pine tree. I really hope it hangs in there until we move!

ICYMI: Remember when I wrote about the Koshas here? Well now in March and into April I’m sharing Yin Yoga practices to explore them. Today’s is focused on your physical body and is a great practice for runners. Practice with me here. Looking for a quickie? I’ve got a vlog explaining the Koshas with a short 5 minutes to calm practice here, too.

Coming up on Friday: Pretty sure next week will just be a WRD — I’m juggling a bunch of meetings and another trip to my mom as I said above.

22 thoughts on “Slowly & Steadily: 2/27 – 3/5 WRD

  1. We cut down all our pine trees for that reason. We have less shade but no longer worry about broken limbs.

    Happy early birthday to your mom. Hope the weather holds up.

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    1. You don’t have a car dealer in your back yard I presume. The pines hide most of it. This is the first year we’ve really had trouble with it.

      I think the weather will be fine for Friday. The rest of the weekend might be messy. There are more festivities going on, but even though I’d like to see everyone, I can’t go back & forth 3 days (some cousins will be there on Monday, and nieces & nephews on Saturday).


  2. We have big branches come down and take out parts of the fence at lease once a year. Ours are usually from wind or thunderstorms. My husband is not as handy as yours! Sounds like the Peloton program went well for you! Nice job sticking with it

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  3. We had a giant blue spruce that blew down onto a neighbor’s roof a few years ago. What takes out our fence is the wind. My hubs has all these boards propping it up, but we really need a new fence.

    We also need no more winter!!!

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    1. Yikes on the tree on the roof — I do worry about that (or Bandit getting flattened by a falling branch) but so far, so good.

      Our fence is only about 4′ high, but the neighbor’s part, where the branch fell, it a 6′ privacy fence. Because, German Shepard.


  4. This was a snow-less winter for us — except the dusting I missed when I was in California.

    Glad the fence damage wasn’t too severe — and that you noticed it before Bandit got out or the neighbor dog got in!

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    1. We’re about 7″ behind normal after this storm. We had a lot of warm weather, but actually a fair amount of storms, too. More than last year by quite a bit it turns out.

      Mr. Judy did let Bandit out first thing (usually it’s me, but I’d slept a little later and asked him to do it). He didn’t notice it — and thankfully Bandit wasn’t interested in wading through the snow to go over there before we had it fixed up!


  5. Wow, that’s a nasty booboo to the tree! I know what you mean about zoos. Years ago, I think it was at the Milwaukee County Zoo, where there was a beautiful white saber-toothed tiger. The sign said there weren’t many of them left in the wild. I felt so bad that this one was confined to a zoo (though he did have a lot free-roam vegetation, etc. within his confines), but at least he was in a safe environment and not in danger of being hunted…

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  6. Glad you were able to make the trip to see your mom before the storm came. The forecast here was for wet, “heart-attack” snow and I’m glad we missed all of it. Those South of us were not as fortunate. Sorry about the fence. Our ice storm last week brought down limbs like that but we don’t have any fences here.

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    1. We had an ice storm this week, before the larger snow. 🙂 But it’s been warm in between storms!

      A lot of people said this was also heart attack snow, but I didn’t find it to be that at all — but it really varied even from town to town, even close by. I was out there shoveling at about 8 am so Mr. Judy could fix the fence. 🙂


  7. 95! That’s incredible.

    I feel the same about zoos…I ran by the London Zoo almost daily and it seems like an “okay” one but I just don’t like them…

    Sorry about the fence! That was quite the storm.

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  8. Happy early 95th birthday to your mom! Safe travels on your trip to help her celebrate.

    We have a lot of very old oak trees in our back yard that I’m always nervous might come down or lose a branch during a wind or snow storm (we’ve lost two in the 20 years we’ve lived here). Good job Mr. Judy on getting the fence fixed so quickly!

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  9. Wow, you really got a lot of snow! It’s beautiful- but I’m not sure Mr. Judy appreciated it when he had to fix the fence.
    Sounds like your running is going well. You got a lot of activity in a snowy, wintery week!
    Just out of curiosity, why are zoos “necessary?”

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    1. I think zoos are necessary because of both endangered species and injured animals that can’t be released back into nature. Of course there are also rehabilitation centers, but I’m not sure that is better.

      We used to have a blogger that actually worked at a rehabilitation center — I even met her once! — but she stopped blogging a long time ago.

      In some ways, it also begs the question why do we need shelters for animals (Humane societies, rescues, etc). I’ve volunteered with a few, and that’s also so damn sad & hard — and the staff of course is wonderful.


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