Celebrating a Milestone: 3/6 – 12 WRD

Many of you who follow me on Facebook know my mom turned 95 on Friday. Luckily the weather held so we could celebrate with her (along with my sister, my brother, and our spouses).


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and sharing a nice mix of fitness this week. Running into Spring. Or am I?

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Walking with Weights (25 min), Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), 2.5 miles easy, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, 2ish TM miles, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), 2+ TM Miles, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Friday: Cardio Toning (25 min), Short hike @ Lake Taghkanick State Park, the big day , Yoga PM 15 minutes)
  • Saturday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk ==> rest day
  • Sunday: Yoga (45 min), 3 miles with long hill repeats x 3, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)

Running Mileage: 7.5 ish (+1.5

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

Running Update

Snow comes, snow melts, more snow comes

Tuesday intention: get outside slightly longer
There was a lot of running around this week, but not necessarily a lot of running. Although my highest week so far this year . . . I’m okay with that.

Thursday intention: straight running
Peloton You Can Run Week 8, Day 1. 25 minutes of running straight. I do think I started to walk before the workout ended, but I did run a solid 25 minutes and got 2+ miles. Some walking in the warmup, otherwise I wouldn’t have got to 2 miles in 25 minutes! Waddle on. 🙂

Poor bulbs. Just when they think it’s safe to poke up . . .

Sunday intention: just a little longer & outside before the next snow hits
Took it up slightly today. Beautiful sunny (but cold) day. With a potential for a lot of snow early next week I was glad I could run outside. Threw in a few hill repeats, too (while the streets were safe). So slow though! We can rebuild her (I hope!).

A family celebration

Favorites of the week
It was a busy week, going live in my FB group, shopping for card, gift bag, and flowers to bring my mom, and a nice mix of fitness with walking, ST, Pilates, running, and of course plenty of Yoga.

My mom is definitely enjoying her birthday weekend, even as I type. A couple of my cousins I haven’t seen in a while are supposedly coming tomorrow (weather permitting), but as much as I’d like to see them, it’s a bit too much. Yesterday was one of those none restful rest days, ya know?

Interesting bit of family trivia: Neither my brother nor I drink coffee, and we both also loathe the smell of it. Almost like we’re siblings, huh?

Also a favorite this week is feeling so much better than December and January. Winter in the Northeast will never be an easy time for me. We did see our first Robins while walking Bandit one day this week — a whole bunch of them — and the bulbs are beginning to come up, despite the ongoing Winter tantrums of Mother Nature. Even my inside bulbs are growing!

Really enjoyed this short walk/hike on way to moms. Even better it doesn’t add driving time. Next time hopefully I’ll get further now that the days are longer!

ICYMI: Give your upper body some love in this Yin Yoga for Inspiration practice. 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: Probably still nada. The last two weeks have been hectic, maybe I’ll get a little downtime next week. Although there could be more shoveling . . .

24 thoughts on “Celebrating a Milestone: 3/6 – 12 WRD

  1. Definitely more shoveling … may get 2 feet.

    Our bird feeders have been so active too…

    I’ve never been a fan of Couchto5k because they try to make you run without walking like walking is a bad thing. But every runner does what works for them.

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    1. This program actually takes you from a lot of waking intervals working up to a 30 minute run for the last run — which is a big jump. Anyway, at some point I’ll review it (I haven’t done the last run yet).


  2. Looks like you had a fabulous celebration for your mother’s 95th! My aunt’s 100th (a month ago) was a “short” 3-hour party, but I’m sure she was drained afterwards with all the people who stopped by and all the excitement of the day. That’s funny about you and your brother both not liking coffee (or the smell of it). I don’t know why my sense of taste and smell are at such odds with it…I hate the taste, but love the smell. Makes ZERO sense, LOL.

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    1. Actually I know a LOT of people like you, who hate the taste but love the smell.

      Yes, my mom enjoys all the activities, but she’s also totally exhausted afterward. She doesn’t really have that much she loves anymore, so I guess it’s worth it!


  3. I’m so happy to see such a nice celebration for your mom’s 95th! She looks great.

    My sister is not a fan of coffee either, but her hubs and I drink it, so there’s that. She likes tea.

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  4. How nice that your mom is having such a fun and long 95th birthday celebration! Glad the winter weather held off and you could make the trip safely.

    Funny that you mention that both you and your brother dislike the taste and aroma of coffee (even though I don’t like the taste, I love smelling the beans or it brewing). Anyway back to my point, I just learned that my brother dislikes pears because they taste gritty to him (same with me) and we both hate any type of Reese’s candy (or any mixture of chocolate and peanut butter).

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  5. Wow, your mom looks great! I’m so glad you were able to celebrate this big birthday with her.
    You had some good running this week! I’m glad you feel better this month. And, I don’t like coffee but I love black tea. I’m probably one of the few people who are neutral to the smell of coffee- I don’t love or hate it.

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  6. Happy birthday to your Mom! It’s great that so many family members want to celebrate, but I understand how it also can be too much — for her too, I’m sure.

    I LOVE the smell of coffee. I won’t drink it in the afternoon (without regretting it later), but I love the aroma if someone else has some. That said, I HATE the smell of “burnt” coffee left on a warmer too long.

    The trees in my neighborhood are in full spring attire, but now I’m bummed by the time change.

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    1. Before you know it it’ll be light in the morning AND evening!

      Yes my mom loves all the activities but it exhausts her at the same time. Plus she can’t hear much when there’s more people around.


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