Spring is blowing in?: 4/3 – 9 WRD

Wind and cold was definitely the name of the game this week and there were some short, brutal runs (but all were outside). This coming week looks gorgeous! To all that celebrate any holiday, may it be peaceful and filled with love.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and fighting that wind.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (30 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Taught Yoga (30 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), 4 miles easy, Dogwalk, PiYo (30 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, PB ST (25 min), Yoga PM (30 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), 4 windy miles, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (30 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), PB ST (25 min), Dogwalk, 2 mile walk @ Lake Taghkanic State Park
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), it’s supposed to be a rest day, but probably some wind down Pilates in the evening and just a bunch of stuff to get done, too!

Running Mileage: 11 (+1

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

Running Update

Crappy photo but captures how windy it was (definitely a theme for this week)

Monday intention: go easy. No, really
After on and off sleep — not terrible, but not optimal — for a while, and back to back runs, plus knowing I have to squeeze in my runs this week between Monday and Friday — a little tired. Then there was the wind. The run was kind of all over the place when looking at pace, but the last mile was the fastest — it sure didn’t feel as though it was!

Despite the bulbs Spring definitely has not sprung here yet. But next week is looking great! No, I didn’t run up this bike path but took a short cool down walk here.

Wednesday intention: go longer (and easy)
I briefly considered extending my long run to 5 miles. Then I asked myself why? Next week should be more laid back so I can do it then if I want to. 4 miles it is.

I had taken a pretty picture before I started to run, but as I came close to the end this view stopped me in my tracks!

Friday intention: easy, but add also increase mileage a smidge
The pretty photo I took in the beginning? Don’t let it fool you. This run was short, but it was tough due to the wind that seemed to be coming at me no matter which direction I was running in!

The matzo balls were from a mix but the broth was home made (in the Instantpot). I forgot to take a photo of the Matzo Brei.

Favorites of the week
Passover can definitely make nutrition tricky, but there are some foods I love during Passover.

It looks so serene but the bugs were out in force

My niece and fairly newly engage nephew and his fiancee were visiting my mom yesterday, so I drove down — we missed them at my mom’s birthday. I got to start later, which was nice. Mr. Judy also had something to attend, so Bandit was alone for far longer than he’s been in a long time.

I stopped at Lake Taghkanic SP on the way home. I would have walked further but the bugs were making the walk not so pleasant. It’s been pretty cold, so I didn’t even think about using bug spray.

ICYMI: A blissful Yin Yoga practice to strengthen your low back and hips and move you through all 5 Koshas. Practice with me here. If you’re short on time I’ve got a shorter Spring Yin Yoga practice here.

Coming up next Week: I have so many thoughts about blog posts. What I don’t have is time — this coming week I really hope to get out for a hike, and I have lots to do. Catch me next Sunday!

24 thoughts on “Spring is blowing in?: 4/3 – 9 WRD

  1. The mornings sure have been cold… like yesterday 28 degrees when we started running but no wind and sun made for conditions perfect.

    I do miss those long runs… even when I was not training for anything.. I felt more energetic yesterday than I have in weeks.

    I have 10 planned for next weekend and I’m very excited. Though it looks like we may skip spring and be in summer.

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  2. We seemed to have skipped right to summer which is not ideal around our parts! Glad you are feeling better on your runs. Passover foods are not my favorite as I don’t eat most of them. I enjoyed way too many pieces o matzoh! Happy Passover to you and yours

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  3. Funny how different everyone’s weather was this week. Since it’s almost always hot here, I enjoy reading the weekly rundown’s and seeing what the weather is in the rest of the country. I miss spring, but I don’t miss that wind. I hope next week you have some good (but not too hot) running weather!

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    1. Since I usually run in the mornings it’ll properly still be relatively cool. It should (I hope) make for better running weather! This week was tough (in a different way from how your weather makes it tough!).


  4. While I much prefer the warm weather (as everyone knows), I don’t mind the cool spring mornings – much – because I know, most days, it’ll warm-up by lunchtime. Also, I know those cool mornings are leading me to summer;-) I’m surprised there are bugs out already! I’d think it would be too cold for them.

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    1. That’s exactly what I thought about the bugs, too. It’s been below freezing several mornings here (including yesterday). Although I was there in the late afternoon. I’m not quite sure what they were but they were really annoying!


  5. I think winter is finally releasing its grip! This coming week looks like it’ll be beautiful here and I am all for it! My MIL had Passover and neglected to make matzo ball soup for the first time ever. I’m sure it’s a ton of work and she’s not up for it but yet she insists on having it and doing everything herself. Sigh.

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    1. I’m really happy you’re getting nice weather too! It’s about time, #amiright? Since I just used the mix (which has a ton of sodium unfortunately) it wasn’t too much work to make the soup. I’ve done it from scratch in the past; I have no guilt using the mix!


  6. Seriously, we shouldn’t have to deal with bugs AND the cold. I wouldn’t have thought of bringing along bug spray either this time of year.

    Safe travels this week on your drive to see your mom.

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    1. I do have a couple of little itchy bites, too. In weird places! The irony is there is bug spray in the car — but by the time it got bad, I was too far away to turn around. Although if I encounter something like that again I’ll know that’s what I should do!

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  7. I hope Bandit was okay on his own for a bit longer! It’s hard to know what they can do and even if its okay, I always feel guilty. We do a lot of Rovers here in London when we are both at the office and again if we have commitments in the evenings (which is rare during the week but it happens.)

    I hope you enjoyed your visit with family. The soup looks good!

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    1. Bandit was okay. We are lucky, we put in a dog door after our last cat passed & it’s really been a life saver. Of course it made him anxious, but in the end it was only about 3 hours. Despite his many quirks, he’s a good boy!


  8. It was so windy yesterday and today here – I nearly got blown over on my dog walk earlier today although it had settled down by the time we went out for our wedding anniversary dinner tonight!

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