It’s a Bird; No, it’s . . . : 3/20 – 26 WRD

It took all week but the snow mostly melted and I was even able to run on the bike path again. Read on down to this week’s Favorites to see what I saw while running on Wednesday.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and slowly adding on a little mileage.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), PB Metcon (25 min), Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), 4 miles easy, Dogwalk
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Pilates (20 min)
  • Friday: PB Metcon (20 min), 3ish mile hilly walk @ Wilcox Park, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Saturday: Dogwalk, Yoga filming (60 min) ==> rest day
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Pilates (20), Dogwalk, Propably PM Yoga

Running Mileage: 10 (+1

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

Running Update

This was Monday

Monday intention: go easy
I didn’t really think the time change effected me that much, but sleep has been a bit off and on lately. I ran in the neighborhood and I don’t really remember much from this run.

At the clear bike path on Wednesday

Wednesday intention: go long-er (and get out of the neighborhood!)
Mr. Judy had somewhere to be, but I needed to see some new surroundings on the run. The bike path was blessedly clear of snow — and I got to see an eagle! That always makes my day, and in 14 years of walking and running on this path, that was a first for this part of the path (I’ve seen eagles further down the path once or twice).

This run was still slower but faster then they’ve been in a while — I was taking it easy, too, since I wanted to add a mile.

Current State: Almost gone

Sunday intention: take it easy
Poor sleep again due to someone (not Bandit), so I wasn’t in the rush to get out there and it was slow when I did. It felt pretty good though, and it was negative splits. I’ll take it.

I know, worst Eagle photo ever. But look at that white head!

Favorites of the week
Seeing an eagle (even if it refused to move) is always uplifting to me. I guess because it doesn’t happen that often! The snow has finally mostly melted (even if we got wintry mix yesterday). The longer days mean I can leave later when I go visit my mom so I don’t feel as rushed.

A shot of blue skies on a cloudy day at Wilcox Park

I did check out a new park on the way, but this one was just meh. Always something to see though.

ICYMI: Work on those hamstrings while also tapping into your wisdom body. 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: Hmmm, have I got something to runfess? Guess I better come up with something!

35 thoughts on “It’s a Bird; No, it’s . . . : 3/20 – 26 WRD

  1. Sherry and I have seen an eagle here before.

    Happy to have different places to run now that the snow has melted and long runs are happening again.

    I assume I’m slow but I don’t wear a watch so it doesn’t matter to me as long as I’m out there.

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  2. Some nice progress there with the snow, and with your running too, since I last read your blog. We turned our clocks forward today here. I can hardly believe how light it is outside at almost 7 pm!

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    1. Yes! I actually considered a second stop on the way home from my mom, but I was tired (and the traffic ended up bad enough as it was).

      Slow & steady is the way to come back! Works for me, anyway.


  3. I see eagles up at Lake Wisconsin but I can’t get a photo of them. Last weekend, I was taking a selfie when they flew over me–I caught a photo of me looking up at them, lol. They are just spectacular.

    I was just thinking how pretty that photo is of the park and then I read your comment that it was just meh. Lol

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  4. I love that photo from Wilcox park! I never see any eagles here… only vultures (which is unsettling during a long run… reminds me not to stop!)
    Sounds like you had some good runs this week! Let’s hope this is the end of the snow for you.

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  5. Good to see your snow melting so you can get out on the bike path and how fun to see a bald eagle. We’ve seen one twice in our back yard on consecutive days and that’s been it in the 20 years we’ve lived here. The second of the two days we saw it, it had caught a fish in our creek and was in a tree chowing down.

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  6. I also love the Wilcox Park pic…the blue sky/water is phenomenal! I can relate to your trouble getting a good eagle picture…same with me regarding the robins! Every time I notice one, it disappears by the time I get my phone ready to snap a shot.

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  7. I think any time you can capture an eagle in a pic it’s a good one! I haven’t seen any around here in awhile. Glad the snow is melting quickly. Snow at this point of the season is just plain rude. Our week ahead looks like we’re going to have more weather whiplash. There’s a 60 degree day in there though so I’ll take it!

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  8. Depending on where you go around here, your chances of spotting an eagle can be pretty good. They like to hang out in certain areas, like this one lake for example.
    I’m loving the longer days! I feel like I get so much more done than in the heart of winter where it feels so dark and dreary.

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    1. I definitely get more done as the days get longer. We’re really not meant to get as much done in Winter.

      I’m not sure I’d call eagles plentiful here, but there are also certain areas that attract them. There are some FB groups that share amazing photos of them!

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  9. I’ve never seen an Eagle but have seen a hawk and it scared me a little bit!
    We’re currently experiencing fake Spring here which is starting to test my patience, lol. I had the drastic shifts in temperatures.

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    1. There’s a fairly good population of eagles here, although it’s not as though we see them frequently. We used to go to a place called Canyon of the Eagles once in a while when we lived in TX to see them.


  10. As the snow melts in your part of the world, we move into fall and after a hot summer, I’m so excited, LOL! This week has been odd though with some later summer rain. The final hurrah before our dry winters, I guess! I can’t remember the last time I saw an eagle – it was definitely not in Gaborone though. What a great sighting!

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